Today in History for September 1981

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 58 of 58

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
2nd - 38th Venice Film Festival: "Die bleierne Zeit" directed by Margarethe von Trotta wins Golden Lion
3rd - Gerald P Remy of Boston gets 6 hits in a baseball game
3rd - Longest game in Fenway Park, suspended in 19, Seattle Mariners 7, Boston Red Sox 7
4th - Longest game at Fenway Park completed in 20, Seattle Mariners 8, Boston Red Sox 7
4th - Newscaster David Brinkley is released by NBC
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 - Elizabeth Ward (Arkansas), 20, crowned 54th Miss America 1982
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
12th - 101st Women's U.S. Open: Tracy Austin beats Martina Navratilova (1-6, 7-6, 7-6)
13th - 33rd Emmy Awards: Taxi, Hill St Blue, Judd Hirsh & Isabel Sanford win
Tennis Player Martina NavratilovaTennis Player Martina Navratilova 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)
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
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.
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 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
19th - 6th Toronto International Film Festival: "Chariots of Fire" directed by Hugh Hudson wins the People's Choice Award
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), 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 - 29 of 29

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, American civil rights activist and longtime executive director of NAACP, dies at 80
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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