What Happened on March 21, 1981

Historical Events

  • 9-time World Grand Prix motor cycle champion Mike Hailwood along with his 9-year old daughter Michelle are killed when his Rover SD1 collides with a truck near their home in Tanworth-in-Arden in England
  • France beats England 16-12 at Twickenham, London for it's 7th outright Five Nations Rugby Championship and 3rd Grand Slam title

Famous Deaths

  • Mark Donskoy, Soviet-Ukrainian film director (Rainbow, A Mother's Heart) and screenwriter, dies at 80
1981 Highlights

About March 21, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon
  • UK #1 Song: Jealous Guy - Roxy Music