On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st Class US Mail raised from 18 cents to 20 cents
  • Antigua & Barbuda gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Darrell Waltrip wins his 4th straight NASCAR Cup race, the American 500 at North Carolina Motor Speedway; ties Richard Petty record 1967; 12th win of season; goes on to win Winston Cup crown