Today in History for September 1981

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 60 of 60

1st - Fiona Brothers sets women's propeller boat speed record (116.279 MPH)
1st - Military coup under general Kolingba in Central African Republic, President Dacko flees
1st - RKO radio network premieres America Overnight talk show
1st - Northern Ireland’s first religiously integrated secondary school opens
2nd - USSR performs underground nuclear test
3rd - Gerald P Remy of Boston gets 6 hits in a baseball game
3rd - Longest game in Fenway Park, suspended in 19, Mariners-7, Red Sox-7
4th - Longest game at Fenway Park completed in 20, Mariners-8, Red Sox-7
4th - Newscaster David Brinkley is released by NBC
4th - Seattle Mariners beat Boston Red Sox, 8-7, in 20 inn (started 9/3)
4th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
6th - "They're Playing Our Song" closes at Imperial NYC after 1082 perfs
6th - Bob Lemon named NY Yankee manager for 2nd time
7th - Cleveland Browns' Brian Sipe sets club record with 57 pass attempts
Comedian Jerry LewisComedian Jerry Lewis 7th - Jerry Lewis' 16th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $31,500,000
7th - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
7th - Judge Wapner & People's Court premier on TV
7th - West Tampa Fl defeats Rich Va, 6-4 to win American Legion World Series
9th - Vernon E Jordan resigns as president of National Urban League
10th - "Guernica" by Pablo Picasso returns to Spain
11th - 2nd government of Van Agt forms in Netherlands
12th - 95th US Womens Tennis: Tracy Austin beats M Navratilova (16 76 76)
12th - Elizabeth Ward (Arkansas), 20, crowned 54th Miss America 1982
12th - Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
12th - Red Sox rookie Bob Ojeda no-hits Yanks for 8 innings before Rick Cerone & Dave Winfield lead off 9th with back-to-back doubles
13th - 101st US Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg (4-6 6-2 6-4 6-3)
Tennis Player John McEnroeTennis Player John McEnroe 13th - 33rd Emmy Awards: Taxi, Hill St Blue, Judd Hirsh & Isabel Sanford win
13th - April Moon sets women's handbow distance record of 1,039 yds & 13"
13th - Atlanta Falcons tie record of 31 points in 4th quarter (vs Green Bay)
13th - Jan Stephenson wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
13th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
13th - 101st Men's U.S. Open: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg (4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3)
13th - 101st Women's U.S. Open: Tracy Austin beats Martina Navratilova (1-6, 7-6, 7-6)
14th - Entertainment Tonight premieres on TV
15th - US Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor for the US Supreme Court
15th - Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical "Laborem exercens" against capitalism/Marxism
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 15th - The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operates it under its own power outside Washington, D.C.
15th - Vanuatu becomes a member of the United Nations.
17th - Fernando Valenzuela sets NL rookie record with 8th shutout of season
18th - Assemblée Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.
19th - Satellites China 10 & 11 launched into Earth orbit by B-1 rocket
19th - Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a NYC Central Park concert
20th - 24th Ryder Cup: US, 18½-9½ at Walton Heath Golf Club (Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey, England)
20th - Joe Danelo kicks then NY Giant record 55 yard field goal
20th - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
21st - Belize (British Honduras) gains independence from UK
21st - Sandra Day O'Conner becomes 1st female Supreme Court Justice
MLB Star Andre DawsonMLB Star Andre Dawson 21st - Steve Carlton strikes out NL record 3,118th (Andre Dawson)
21st - Enterprise Radio (all sports) goes off the air
22nd - Sandra Day O'Connor appointed to Supreme Court
24th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
25th - Nolan Ryan's 5th career no-hitter as Astros beat Dodgers 5-0
25th - Rolling Stones begin their 6th US tour (JFK Stadium, Phila)
25th - Sandra Day O'Connor sworn in as 1st female supreme court justice
26th - USSR performs underground nuclear test
27th - "Day in Hollywood, A Night.." closes at John Golden NY after 588 perf
27th - Iran defends its besieged port of Abadan, driving back Iraqi forces
28th - Joseph Paul Franklin, avowed racist, sentenced to life imprisonment for killing 2 black joggers in Salt Lake City
30th - Last game at Minn's Metropolitan Stadium, lose to KC 5-2
MLB Pitching Legend Nolan RyanMLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan 30th - Seoul, South Korea, is selected to host 1988 Summer Olympics

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 69 of 69

1st - Clinton Portis, American football player
1st - Adam Quick, Australian basketball player
2nd - Katie Teft, Grand Rapids Mich, gymnast (Olympics-96)
2nd - Fariborz Kamkari, Iranian film director/producer
2nd - Chris Tremlett, English cricketer
2nd - Bracha van Doesburgh, Dutch actress
3rd - Fearne Cotton, British television presenter
4th - Richard Garcia, Australian footballer
4th - Beyoncé Knowles, singer (Destiny's Child), born in Houston, Texas
4th - Lacey Mosley, American singer (Flyleaf)
5th - Drew Carter, American football player
Singer Beyoncé KnowlesSinger Beyoncé Knowles (4th) 5th - Filippo Volandri, Italian tennis player
6th - Yumiko Cheng, Hong Kong singer
6th - Mark Teahen, American baseball player
7th - Gökhan Zan, Turkish footballer
7th - Paul McCoy, American musician (lead singer of 12 Stones)
8th - Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Bethlehem PA, actor (Randy-Home Improvement)
8th - Morten Gamst Pedersen, Norwegian footballer
9th - Julie Gonzalo, Argentinian actress
11th - Andrea Dossena, Italian footballer
11th - Dylan Klebold, Columbine High School Massacre co-perpetrator (d. 1999)
12th - Jered Guzman, Garden Grove California, pairs skater (& Natalie Vlandis)
12th - Jennifer Hudson, American actress and singer (Dreamgirls, Jennifer Hudson), born in Chicago, Illinois
13th - Koldo Fernández, Spanish cyclist
Actress and Singer Jennifer HudsonActress and Singer Jennifer Hudson (12th) 13th - Antonio Lopez Spanish footballer
13th - Angel Williams, Canadian wrestler
14th - Miyavi, Japanese singer and actor
16th - Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress
16th - Alexis Bledel, American actress (Gilmore Girls)
17th - Bakari Koné, Ivorian footballer
17th - Casey Janssen, American baseball player
17th - Francis Manioru, Solomon Islander sprinter
17th - Jonathan Radtke, American musician (Kill Hannah)
18th - Jennifer Tisdale, American actress and model
19th - Damiano Cunego, Italian cyclist
19th - Scott Baker, American baseball player
19th - Rick DiPietro, American ice hockey player
20th - Joanie Dodds, America's Next Top Model contestant
20th - Feliciano López, Spanish tennis player
20th - Jordan Tata, American baseball player
21st - Nicole Richie, American socialite
21st - Rimi Sen, Indian actress
21st - Meilinda Soerjoko, Indonesian-Australian actress
22nd - Ashley Drane, American actress
22nd - Adam Lazzara, American singer (Taking Back Sunday)
22nd - Subaru Shibutani, Japanese singer, dancer, actor (Kanjani8)
23rd - Robert Doornbos, Dutch race car driver
23rd - Natalie Horler, German singer (Cascada)
23rd - Misti Traya, American actress
24th - Drew Gooden, National Basketball Association player
24th - Ryan Briscoe, Australian racing driver
25th - Rocco Baldelli, American baseball player
25th - Jason Bergmann, American baseball player
25th - Shane Tutmarc, American songwriter and musician
25th - Van Hansis, American actor
26th - Collien Fernandes, German TV host and actress
26th - Christina Milian, American actress and singer
Tennis Player Serena WilliamsTennis Player Serena Williams (26th) 26th - Serena Williams, Saginaw, Michigan, tennis player (13 grand slams)
27th - Lakshmipathy Balaji, Indian cricketer
27th - Sophie Crumb, American comics artist
27th - Brendon McCullum, New Zealand cricketer
28th - Vincent Kartheiser, actor (Hairy Bird, Alaska, Untamed Heart)
28th - José Calderón, Spanish basketball player
28th - Jorge Guagua, Ecuadorian footballer
28th - Gül Gölge, Turkish model and actress
28th - Iracema Trevisan, Brazilian musician (CSS)
29th - Siarhei Rutenka, Belarusian handball player
30th - Dominique Moceanu, California, gymnast (World-silver-95, Olympics-gold-96)
30th - Brandon Watson, American baseball

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Boxing Champ George ForemanBoxing Champ George Foreman (15th) 15th - Professional boxer George Foreman (32) weds Sharon Goodson

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 30 of 30

1st - Albert Speer, German NSDAP-architect/minister of Army at 76
1st - Ann Harding, actress (When Ladies Meet, Devotion), dies
1st - Bùi Thanh Liêm, Vietnamese cosmonaut, dies in a MiG-21 crash at 32
3rd - Alec Waugh, English writer (b. 1898)
4th - Verne Rowe, actor (Verne-Fernwood 2 Night), dies at 59
5th - Ayatollah Ali Qoddusi, prosecutor-general of Iran, assassinated
6th - Joseph Yasser, composer, dies at 88
6th - Maria Palmer, actress (Days of Glory, Web), dies
6th - Christy Brown, Irish author (b. 1932)
8th - Hediki Joekawa, Japans physicist (Nobel 1949) at 74
8th - Roy Wilkins, longtime executive director of NAACP, dies at 80
8th - Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist (b. 1901)
9th - Phiroz Edulji Palia, cricket (2 Tests for India, 29 runs & 0-13), dies
11th - Frank McHugh, actor (Dawn Patrol, Going My Way), dies at 83
12th - Eugenio Montale, Italian poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)
13th - William Loeb, publisher of Manchester Union Leader, NH, dies at 75
14th - Yasuji Kiyose, composer, dies at 81
14th - [Walter] Furry Lewis, father of blues, dies at 88 of a heart attack
15th - Sara Haden, actress (A Family Affair), dies at 83
15th - Harold Bennett, English actor (b. 1899)
19th - Joke Kool-Smit, Dutch feminist, dies
21st - Nigel Patrick, actor/director (Sapphire, Prize of Gold), dies at 68
21st - Tony Aubin, composer, dies at 73
22nd - Harry Warren, American composer and lyricist (b. 1893)
23rd - Chief Dan George, actor (Harry & Tonto, Little Big Man), dies at 82
24th - Patsy Kelly, actress (Brigid Murphy-Cop & the Kid), dies at 71
27th - Coenraad van Emde Boas, Dutch sexologist, dies at 77
27th - Robert Montgomery, actor/dir (Robert Montgomery Presents), dies at 77
28th - Rómulo Betancourt, President of Venezuela (b. 1908)
29th - Bill Shankly, Scottish football manager (b. 1913)

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