On This Day

What Happened on November 20, 1981

Historical Events

  • Burundi adopts its constitution
  • El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens "limited offensive"

Album Release

Ringo Starr releases album "Stop & Smell Roses"

Sports History

Russian Anatoly Karpov retains world chess championship

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Boozer, American basketball forward (2-time NBA All Star), born in Aschaffenburg, Germany
  • Jilen Siroky, American 200m breaststroke (Olympics 1996), born in Winter Park, Florida
  • Kimberley Walsh, English pop singer (Girls Aloud - "The Promise"), born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
  • Scott Hutchinson, Scottish musician (Frightened Rabbit), born in Selkirk, Scotland (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • Rolf Bongs, German writer, dies at 74
1981 Highlights

About November 20, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio