On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday

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 (VfB Stuttgart, Arsenal), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • Wes Welker, American NFL wide receiver/coach (5 x Pro Bowls), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Famous Deaths

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