On This Day

What Happened on September 30, 1981

Historical Events

  • French parliament votes to abolish the death penalty, led by Minister of Justice Robert Badinter
  • International Olympic Committee votes to award Seoul, South Korea as host of the 1988 Summer Olympic Games
  • Last game at Minn's Metropolitan Stadium, lose to KC 5-2

Famous Birthdays

  • Brandon Watson, American baseball
  • Dominique Moceanu, California, gymnast (World-silver-95, Olympic gold 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Boyd Neel, English conductor (Story of an Orchestra), dies at 76
1981 Highlights

About September 30, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 39 years and 10 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra