Historical Events on September 12, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

"The Smurfs" animated cartoon series by Hanna-Barbera first broadcasts in North America

Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
Animator Joseph Barbera
Animator
Joseph Barbera

Sport awardTennis Open

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