On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1981

Historical Events

  • J Chodorov/N Panama's "Talent for Murder" premieres in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US's largest private investment bank Salomon Brothers sold to commodities trader Phibro Corporation for $483 million

Investment Banker John Gutfreund
Investment Banker
John Gutfreund
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya

Famous Birthdays

  • Johnny Oduya, Swedish NHL defenceman (Stanley Cup 2013, 15; Chicago Blackhawks), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Júlio Baptista, Brazilian soccer forward (47 caps; São Paulo, Sevilla), born in São Paulo, Brazil
1981 Highlights

About October 1, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra