On This Day

What Happened on March 7, 1981

Historical Events

  • 1st homicide at Disneyland, 18 year old is stabbed to death
  • 22nd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Ole Miss beats Georgia, 66-62
  • 28th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Maryland, 61-60
  • Michael Stewart's musical "Bring Back Birdie" closes at Martin Beck Theater, NYC, after 4 performances

Famous Deaths

  • Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, German tennis player (Wimbledon 1931, 1936 runner-up), dies at 72
  • John Gnagy, artist (Learn to Draw), dies at 73
  • Kirill Kondrashin, Russian conductor (Bolshoi Theatre, 1943-56; Moscow Philharmonic, 1960-75; Concertgebouw, 1978-81), dies at 67
1981 Highlights

About March 7, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces