On This Day

August 5, 1981 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • US President Regan fires 11,500 striking air traffic controllers

Birthdays in History

  • Cory Williams, American internet celebrity (The Mean Kitty Song), born in Merced, California
  • Erik Guay, Canadian alpine skier
  • Rachel Scott, American murder victim (d. 1999)