On This Day

What Happened on March 29, 1981

Historical Events

  • AIAW Women's Basketball Championship, Louisiana Tech beat Tennessee 79-59 in Eugene

Historic Event

Jorge Rafael Videla resigns as President and dictator of Argentina, handing the reins to Roberto Viola

  • Peter Stone's musical "Woman of the Year" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 770 performances
  • Tiina Lehtola ski jumps female record 110m
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Jlloyd Samuel, West Indian-born English footballer (Aston Villa), born on San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Megan Hilty, American actress and singer (Wicked), born in Bellevue, Washington
  • P.J. Morton, American singer-songwriter and musician (Maroon 5; Gospel According to PJ), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • Eric Williams, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (People's National Movement: 1962-81), dies at 79
1981 Highlights

About March 29, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 7 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries