On This Day

What Happened on March 28, 1981

Historical Events

  • East German Christa Rothenburger skates ladies' world record 500 m (40.18 sec); she later breaks her own record twice
  • France performs nuclear test
  • Gabi Schonbrunn skates ladies world record 3 km (4:21.70)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Martina Navratilova beats 16 year old American tennis prodigy Andrea Jaeger 6-3, 7-6 in the final of the WTA Tour Championships at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Viv Richards scores century in the 1st Test at his home Antigua
  • Yevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500m (36.91 secs)

Famous Birthdays

  • Edwar Ramirez, American baseball player
  • Gareth David-Lloyd, Welsh actor (Torchwood), born in Bettws, Newport, Wales

Person of interestJulia Stiles

Julia Stiles, American actress (Bourne series; Save the Last Dance; The Prince And Me), born in New York City

Actress Julia Stiles
Julia Stiles
  • Lindsay Frimodt, American model
1981 Highlights

About March 28, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries