On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1981

Historical Events

  • Brazilian Nelson Piquet driving for Brabham finishes 5th in the season ending Caesars Palace Grand Prix in Las Vegas to clinch his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 1 point from Carlos Reutemann

Famous Deaths

  • David Guion, composer, dies at 88
1981 Highlights

About October 17, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 39 years and 11 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra