What Happened on October 16, 1981

Historical Events

  • 2nd Dutch government of Van Agt resigns
  • Harvey Fierstein's "Torch Song Trilogy," premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Reyes, starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals
  • Caterina Scorsone, Canadian actress (Alice, The November Man), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Martin Halle, Danish footballer
Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

Moshe DayanMoshe Dayan (1915-1981)

Israeli military leader and politician (Minister of Defense 1967-74), dies of a heart attack at 66

  • Stanley Clements, actor (Boys' Prison, Army Bound, Hot News), dies

About October 16, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 5 months and 12 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