On This Day

What Happened on November 22, 1981

Historical Events

  • "Marlowe" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 48 performances

Sports History

31st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins

Racing Car Driver Darrell Waltrip
Racing Car Driver
Darrell Waltrip
  • 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
  • SD Charger Dan Fouts passes for 6 touchdowns vs Oakland (55-21)
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Adams, English singer
  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • Andreina Pagnani, actress (Il Commandante), dies at 74
  • Jack Fingleton, Australian cricket batsman (18 Tests, 1,189 runs @ 42.46, 5 x 100s), dies at 73
1981 Highlights

About November 22, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius