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
  • Republican prisoners in the Maze began a second hunger strike; among them is Bobby Sands
  • Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic

Famous Birthdays

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