On This Day

What Happened on March 26, 1981

Historical Events

  • Police & Albanian demonstrators battle in Kosovo, Yugoslavia
  • Soviet space mission Soyuz T-4 lands

Famous Birthdays

  • Anaïs Mitchell, American singer-songwriter and playwright (Hadestown - 2019 Tony for Best Musical), born in Vermont
  • Baruch Dego, Israeli football player, born in Addis Ababa., Ethiopia
  • Jay Sean [Kamaljit Singh Jhooti], British pop, Bhaṅgṛā, and R&B singer, born in London, England
  • Josh Wilson, American baseball player, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Cyril Dean Darlington, English biologist and geneticist who discovered the mechanics of chromosomal crossover and its role in inheritance and evolution, dies at 77
  • Tim Wall, Australian cricketer (SA v NSW 1933 is Sheffield Shield record), dies at 76
1981 Highlights

About March 26, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries