On This Day

What Happened on October 22, 1981

Historical Events

  • Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization decertified
  • Start of 1st-class game at Newcastle, NSW v Queensland
  • The founding congress of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Organisation faction led by Hareram Sharma and D.P. Singh begins.
  • The TGV railway service Paris-Lyon is inaugurated.
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved aspartame artificial sweetener for tabletop use following years of scrutiny
  • US national debt tops $1 trillion
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Fishman, American actor (DJ in Roseanne), born in Long Beach, California
  • Olivier Pla, French racing driver

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Best-selling author Michael Crichton (39) weds broadcast journalist Suzanne Childs

Famous Deaths

  • Michael Granger, actor (Creature with Atom Brain, Pier 5 Havana), dies
1981 Highlights

About October 22, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 39 years and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra