On This Day

What Happened on October 25, 1981

Historical Events

  • 200,000 demonstrate in Brussel against cruise missile

Sports History

George Steinbrenner scuffles with 2 fans in a hotel elevator

  • New York City Marathon: defending champion Alberto Salazar retains crown in 2:08:13; Allison Roe of New Zealand takes out women's race in 2:25:29

Famous Birthdays

  • Austin John Winkler, American lead vocalist (Hinder), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jerome "Romeo" Jones, American singer (Food for Thought), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Shaun Wright-Phillips, English footballer (Manchester City), born in Greenwich, England

Famous Deaths

  • Ariel Durant, American author (Story of Civilization), dies at 83
1981 Highlights

About October 25, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio