On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1981

Famous Birthdays

  • Mitchell Johnson, Australian cricket fast bowler (73 Tests, 313 wickets @ 28.40; 153 ODIs), born in Townsville, Queensland
  • Rafael Márquez Lugo, Mexican soccer forward (16 caps; Morelia, Guadalajara), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Roddy White, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 2008-11; Atlanta Falcons), born in Charleston, South Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Kenneth Oakley, English Anthropologist, Palaeontologist, and Geologist whose method for the relative dating of fossils using fluorine content was instrumental in exposing the Piltdown Man hoax, dies at 70
1981 Highlights

About November 2, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio