On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1981

Historical Events

  • 16th and final MLB pre-season Mayor's Trophy Game prior to inter-league play; NY Mets beat NY Yankees, 4-1 to hold 8-7-1 edge
  • After 66 days on hunger strike, 26 year old Provisional IRA member and British MP Bobby Sands dies in the Maze Prision. Nine more hunger strikers die in the next 3 months.

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Duncan, American baseball player, born in Tucson, Arizona

Craig David

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

  • Danielle Christine Fishel, American actress (Topanga-Boy Meets World), born in Mesa, Arizona
  • Marcelle Bittar, Brazilian-Lebanese supermodel, born in Guarapuava, ParanĂ¡, Brazil

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Sands, Irish IRA activist dies in the 66th day of his hunger strike at 26
1981 Highlights

About May 5, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 7 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus