What Happened on October 15, 1981

Historical Events

  • MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
  • Professional cheerleader Krazy George Henderson leads what is thought to be the first audience wave in Oakland, California.

Famous Birthdays

  • Elena Dementieva, Russian tennis player (2008 Olympic Gold), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Guo Jingjing, Chinese diver (3 Olympic Gold medals), born in Baoding, China
  • Keyshia Cole, African American R&B singer, born in Oakland, California
  • Radoslav Židek, Slovak snowboarder (Olympics silver 2006; first Slovak to win Winter Olympics medal), born in Žilina, Slovakia
Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

  • Frank DeKova, American actor (Chief Wild Eagle-F Troop), dies at 71
  • Philip Fotheringham-Parker, British racing driver (b. 1907)

About October 15, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross
  • UK #1 Song: It's My Party - Dave Stewart with Barbara Gaskin