On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1981

Historical Events

  • "Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island" airs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

George Harrison releases "All Those Years Ago" in UK

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Len Barker of Cleveland pitches perfect game vs Toronto
  • SCTV Network 90, sequel to Second City Television, debuts on NBC
  • Soyuz 40 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Romanian) to Salyut 6

Famous Birthdays

  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler, American actress
  • Justin Morneau, Canadian baseball player
  • Patrice Evra, French-Senegalese footballer

Person of interestZara Phillips

Zara Phillips, English daughter of Princess Anne, born in London

Daughter of Princess Anne Zara Phillips
Daughter of Princess Anne
Zara Phillips

1981 Highlights

About May 15, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus