On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1981

Historical Events

  • Aircraft hijacked by 3 Pakistani terrorists

Scientific 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 (Lady In The Water; The Help; Jurassic World), and director, born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Janear Hines, American actress (Julia - "Roberta"), dies of Bright's disease 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? 40 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces