On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

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

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

53rd Academy Awards: "Ordinary People", Robert De Niro & Sissy Spacek win

Famous Birthdays

  • Maarten van der Weijden, Dutch distance swimmer (Olympic gold 10k open water 2008), born in Alkmaar, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

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