On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1981

Historical Events

  • "Merrily We Roll Along" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Dennis Lillee kicks Javed Miandad after he had waved his bat at Dennis

Historic Event

President Reagan decides on a covert plan to block the Cuban aid to Nicaragua and El Salvador

Famous Birthdays

  • Allison Crowe, Canadian singer-songwriter, born in Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Caitlin Glass, American voice actress, born in Washington, D.C., United States
  • Osi Umenyiora, English-born NFL football player, born in London, United Kingdom

Famous Weddings

  • Luke marries Laura on TV soap "General Hospital" (16 million watch)

Famous Deaths

  • Morgan Conway, American actor (Dick Tracy, Brother Orchid), dies at 78
1981 Highlights

About November 16, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio