What Happened on March 29, 1981

Historical Events

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

Event of Interest

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; runs for 770 performances
  • Tiina Lehtola ski jumps female record 110m
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1981 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Edewede Oriwoh, Nigerian classical and liturgical composer, mostly for chorus (Baba, Ese; Play), born in Edo, Nigeria
  • 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
Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

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

About March 29, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years and 6 months
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