What Happened on March 6, 1981

Historical Events

  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Soyuz 39 returns to Earth

Film & TV History

Walter Cronkite signs off as anchorman of "CBS Evening News"

  • Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Hartford won by Denise Biellmann

Famous Birthdays

  • Ellen Muth, American actress

Famous Deaths

  • George Geary, English cricket fast bowler (14 Tests, 46 wickets), dies at 87
  • Klaus Grabowski, German alleged murderer and convicted sex offender, shot and killed in L├╝beck District Court by Marianne Bachmeier the mother of the daughter he was accused of murdering
1981 Highlights

About March 6, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Love A Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbitt
  • UK #1 Song: Shaddap You Face - Joe Dolce Music Theatre