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)

Sports History

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

Sports History

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

Julia StilesJulia Stiles (41 years old)

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

  • Lindsay Frimodt, American model
1981 Highlights

About March 28, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rapture - Blondie
  • UK #1 Song: This Ole House - Shakin' Stevens