What Happened on March 31, 1981

Historical Events

  • 1st Golden Raspberry Awards: "Can't Stop the Music" wins

Famous Birthdays

  • Maarten van der Weijden, Dutch distance swimmer (Olympic gold 10k open water 2008), born in Alkmaar, Netherlands
  • Ryan Bingham, American Academy Award-winning roots-rock singer-songwriter (Crazy Heart; "The Weary Kind"), born in Hobbs, New Mexico
Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

  • Enid Bagnold, British novelist (Chalk Garden, 1956 Award of Merit), dies at 91

About March 31, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 2 months and 2 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