What Happened on May 1, 1981

Historical Events

  • Harrison Williams (Sen-D-NJ) convicted on FBI Abscam charges
  • Radio Shack releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3

Sports History

Tennis player Billie Jean King acknowledges a lesbian relationship with Marilyn Barnett - becoming first prominent sportswoman to come out

1981 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Aliaksandr Hleb, Belarusian soccer winger (80 caps; VfB Stuttgart, Arsenal), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • Wes Welker, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowls 2008-12; First Team All Pro 2009, 12), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

  • Clarence A Bacote, historian/political scientist, dies at 75

About May 1, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus

Holidays: Labour Day (India)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Morning Train (Nine To Five) - Sheena Easton
  • UK #1 Song: Making Your Mind Up - Bucks Fizz