On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday

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