What Happened on April 9, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Irish hunger striker Bobby Sands wins a by-election to be elected as a Member of Parliament at Westminster; the law is later changed to prevent prisoners standing in elections
  • LA Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela's 1st start, beats Astros 2-0
  • US sub George Washington rams Japanese freighter Nisso Maru

Famous Birthdays

  • Dennis Sarfate, American baseball player
  • Eric Harris, Columbine High School shooter (d. 1999)
  • Ireneusz Jeleń, Polish footballer
  • Milan Bartovič, Slovak ice hockey player

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

NFL coach Bill Cowher (23) weds Kaye Young

NFL Head Coach Bill Cowher
NFL Head Coach
Bill Cowher