What Happened on May 5, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 16th and final Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 4-1, hold 8-7-1 edge
  • After 66 days on hunger strike, 26 year old MP Bobby Sands dies in the Maze Prision; 9 further hunger strikers die in the next 3 months

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Duncan, baseball player

Person of interestCraig David

Craig David, English singer (7 Days, Insomnia), born in Southampton, Hampshire

Singer-songwriter Craig David
Craig David
  • Danielle Christine Fishel, actress (Topanga-Boy Meets World), born in Mesa, Arizona
  • Marcelle Bittar, Brazilian supermodel

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Sands, Irish IRA activist dies in the 66th day of his hunger strike at 26