What Happened on September 12th, 1981

Day of Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

101st Women's U.S. Open: Tracy Austin beats Martina Navratilova (1-6, 7-6, 7-6)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Elizabeth Ward (Arkansas), 20, crowned 54th Miss America 1982
  • Red Sox rookie Bob Ojeda no-hits Yanks for 8 innings before Rick Cerone & Dave Winfield lead off 9th with back-to-back doubles

Famous Birthdays


Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Jennifer Hudson, American actress and singer (Dreamgirls), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actress and Singer Jennifer Hudson
Actress and Singer
Jennifer Hudson
  • Jered Guzman, Garden Grove California, pairs skater (& Natalie Vlandis)

Famous Deaths

  • Eugenio Montale, Italian poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)