On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1981

Historical Events

  • Aircraft hijacked by 3 Pakistani terrorists

InventionScientific Discovery

Discovery of minor planet 5020 Asimov, named after sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov

Author and Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author and Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWDC in Washington, D.C.

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress

Famous Deaths

  • Janear Hines, actress (Roberta-Julia), dies at 30
  • Tony Gulotta, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1927 3rd), dies at 78
1981 Highlights

About March 2, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces