April 9, 1981 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • 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
  • US sub George Washington rams Japanese freighter Nisso Maru

Birthdays in History

  • Eric Harris, Columbine High School shooter (d. 1999)