On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

Moshe Dayan

Moshe Dayan, Israel's general/minister of Defense, dies at 66

Israeli Politician and General Moshe Dayan
Israeli Politician and General
Moshe Dayan
  • Stanley Clements, actor (Boys' Prison, Army Bound, Hot News), dies
1981 Highlights

About October 16, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra