What Happened on May 17, 1981

Historical Events

  • "Inacent Black" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • Islanders score 5 power play goals against Flyers in a playoff

Famous Birthdays

  • BeƱat Albizuri, Spanish cyclist
  • Giannis Taralidis, Greek footballer
  • Leon Osman, English footballer
  • R. J. Helton, American Idol finalist
  • Shiri Maimon, Israeli singer

Famous Deaths

  • Hugo Friedhofer, American composer, dies at 80
  • Jeannette Ridlon Piccard, 1st US woman free balloon pilot, dies
1981 Highlights

About May 17, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
  • UK #1 Song: Stand And Deliver - Adam & The Ants