On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1981

Historical Events

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

Academy 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
1981 Highlights

About March 31, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries