On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1981

Historical Events

  • 1st Class US Mail raised from 18 cents to 20 cents
  • Antigua & Barbuda gains independence from Britain (National Day)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Auto Racer Richard Petty
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Richard Petty

Famous Birthdays

  • LaTavia Roberson, American pop and R&B singer (Destiny's Child, 1990-99 - "Say My Name"), born in Houston, Texas
1981 Highlights

About November 1, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 39 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio