What Happened on November 22, 1981

Historical Events

Sports History

31st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins

  • Browns' QB Brian Sipe sets club record by being intercepted 6 times
  • CFL Grey Cup, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: Edmonton Eskimos 4th consecutive Championship; beat Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-23; final Grey Cup game for Rough Riders, fold in 1996
  • Jimmy Horowitz and Leo Rost's rock musical "Marlowe", a fictionalized account of Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe, closes at Rialto Theater, NYC, after 48 performances
  • SD Charger Dan Fouts passes for 6 touchdowns vs Oakland (55-21)
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1981 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Adams, British pop singer-songwriter (A1), stage actor, and producer, born in Ascot, England
  • Pape Sow, Senegalese basketball player
  • Seweryn Gancarczyk, Polish footballer
  • Shangela [D.J. Pierce], American drag queen, comedian, actor, dancer, and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Paris, Texas
  • Song Hye-kyo, South Korean actress (Autumn in My Heart; Descendants of the Sun), born in Daegu, South Korea
Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

  • Andreina Pagnani, actress (Il Commandante), dies at 74
  • Hans Krebs, German-British doctor and research biochemist specializing in metabolic reactions (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1953), dies at 81 [1]
  • Jack Fingleton, Australian cricket batsman (18 Tests, 1,189 runs @ 42.46, 5 x 100s), dies at 73

About November 22, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius

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