Historical Events 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