On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1981

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

After a year's inactivity, American boxer Mike Weaver outpoints countryman James 'Quick' Tillis in 15 rounds in Chicago to retain his WBA heavyweight title

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • Irish Nationalists at Maze Prison near Belfast end 7-month hunger strike
  • Milwaukee Brewers and Montreal Expos clinch their first-ever postseason appearances; Brewers beat Detroit, 2 - 1, for AL East title; Expos defeat NY Mets, 5 - 4, for NL East second playoff spot

Famous Birthdays

  • Amanda Walsh, Canadian actress
  • Andreas Isaksson, Swedish soccer goalkeeper (133 caps; PSV, Kasımpaşa), born in Smygehamn, Sweden
  • Beth Revis, American fantasy and science fiction author (Across the Universe trilogy), born in North Carolina
  • Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish soccer striker (116 caps, Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, PSG, Man Utd, LA Galaxy), born in Malmö, Sweden

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Mehring, German writer (Die Gedichte, Lieder und Chansons des Walter Mehring), dies at 85
1981 Highlights

About October 3, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra