What Happened on May 11, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats" (based on poetry by T. S. Eliot) directed by Trevor Nunn first premieres in the West End, London

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot

Famous Birthdays

  • Austin O'Brien, American actor (Apollo 13, My Girl 2, Lawnmower Man), born in Eugene, Oregon
  • Daniel Ortmeier, American baseball player, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Lauren Jackson, Australian basketball player, born in Albury, Australia

Famous Deaths


Person of interestBob Marley

Bob Marley, Jamaican reggae singer (One Love), dies of brain & lung cancer at 36

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • Hoyt J Fuller, American editor (1st World magazine), dies at 57