On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Duke Ellington's musical "Sophisticated Ladies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne, NYC for 767 performances

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • Houston Rockets guard Calvin Murphy misses a free throw in a 102-86 loss in San Antonio, ending his NBA record consecutive free throw streak at 78
  • Republican prisoners in the Maze began a second hunger strike; among them is Bobby Sands

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam LaVorgna, American actor
  • Ana Hickmann, Brazilian supermodel
  • Brad Winchester, American ice hockey player
  • Will Power, Australian auto racer (Indianapolis 500 2018), born in Toowoomba, Queensland