On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Dutch guilder/Deutsche mark revalued up 5.5%
  • Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honorary American (posthumously)

Famous Birthdays

  • Kelvin Tan Wei Lian, Singaporean singer, born in Singapore

Famous Weddings

  • "The Hollywood Knights" actress Michelle Pfeiffer (23) weds actor Peter Horton (28) in Santa Monica

Famous Deaths

  • Gloria Grahame, American actress (Crossfire, Sudden Fear, Rich Man Poor Man), dies of peritonitis and breast cancer at 55
  • Jud Strunk, American singer and comedian (Laugh-In), dies in a plane crash at 48