What Happened on September 13, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Sport awardTennis Open

101st Men's U.S. Open: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg (4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3)

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 33rd Emmy Awards: Taxi, Hill St Blue, Judd Hirsh & Isabel Sanford win
  • April Moon sets women's handbow distance record of 1,039 yds & 13"
  • Atlanta Falcons tie record of 31 points in 4th quarter (vs Green Bay)
  • Jan Stephenson wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Angel Williams, Canadian wrestler
  • Antonio Lopez, Spanish footballer (Atlético Madrid), born in Benidorm, Spain
  • Koldo Fernández, Spanish cyclist

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Television producer Lorne Michaels (36) weds model Susan Forristal

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

Famous Deaths

  • William Loeb, publisher of Manchester Union Leader, NH, dies at 75