On This Day

What Happened on May 25, 1981

Historical Events

  • Bobby Unser becomes 1st Indy 500 winner to be disqualified

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Carl Yastrzemski is 4th to play 3,000 baseball games (Cobb, Musial & Aaron)

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 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, American singer (Metropolitan Opera), dies at 84
  • Roy Brown, American boxer/rocker, dies of a heart attack at 55
1981 Highlights

About May 25, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini