On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1981

Historical Events

Boxing 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

  • 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 (118 caps; Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, PSG, Manchester Utd, LA Galaxy, AC MIlan), 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? 40 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra