On This Day

What Happened on September 28, 1981

Historical Events

  • Joseph Paul Franklin, avowed racist, sentenced to life imprisonment for killing 2 black joggers in Salt Lake City

Music releaseMusic Single

“Physical” single released by Olivia Newton-John (Billboard Song of the Year 1982)

Singer and Actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and Actress
Olivia Newton-John

Famous Birthdays

  • Gül Gölge, Turkish model and actress
  • Iracema Trevisan, Brazilian musician (CSS)
  • Jorge Guagua, Ecuadorian soccer defender (63 caps; El Nacional), born in Esmeraldas, Ecuador
  • José Calderón, Spanish basketball point guard (captain Spain gold FIBA World C'ship 2006; Olympic silver 08, 12; NBA: Toronto, Detroit, Dallas, NY Knicks; Cleveland), born in Villanueva de la Serena, Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Rómulo Betancourt, President of Venezuela (b. 1908)
1981 Highlights

About September 28, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra