On This Day

What Happened on March 22, 1981

Historical Events

  • Soyuz 39 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Mongolian) to Salyut 6
  • Toshihiko Seko runs world record 25k (1:13:55.8)/30k (1:29:18.8)
  • US 1st class postage raised to 18 cents from 15 cents

Famous Birthdays

  • Mims [Shawn Mims], American rapper (This Is Why I'm Hot), born in Manhattan, New York

Famous Deaths

  • James "Jumbo" Elliott, American track coach (b. 1915)
1981 Highlights

About March 22, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries