On This Day

What Happened on May 25, 1981

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Boston Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski (41) is 4th to play 3,000 MLB baseball games (Cobb, Musial & Aaron)

  • Daniel Goodwin scales outside of Chicago's Sears Tower in 7 hours
  • Rangers' Bill Stein sets AL record with 7 consecutive pinch hits

Famous Deaths

  • Fredric Warburg, British publisher (Animal Farm) and author, dies at 82
  • Rosa Ponselle [Ponzillo], American soprano opera diva ("Casta Diva"; La Forza del Destino - "Leonora"; Metropolitan Opera, 1918-37), dies at 84
  • Roy Brown, American R&B singer, songwriter ("Good Rockin' Tonight"), dies of a heart attack at 55
1981 Highlights

About May 25, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Memorial Day (United States), Spring Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini