On This Day

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Famous Birthdays

  • Aliaksandr Hleb, Belarusian soccer winger (80 caps; VfB Stuttgart, Arsenal), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • Daniel Letterle, American actor (Camp), and singer, born on Northfield, Ohio
  • Wes Welker, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowls 2008-12; First Team All Pro 2009, 12), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Famous Deaths

  • Clarence A Bacote, historian/political scientist, dies at 75
1981 Highlights

About May 1, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labour Day (India)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus