What Happened on April 10, 1981

Historical Events

  • Computer glitch keeps Space Shuttle Columbia grounded
  • France performs nuclear test

Election of Interest

Imprisoned Provisional IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands elected to British Parliament for Northern Ireland county of Fermanagh and South Tyrone

1981 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Laura Bell Bundy, American actress (Hairspray), born in Euclid, Ohio
  • Liz McClarnon, British singer (Atomic Kitten), born in Liverpool
  • Michael Pitt, American actor (The Dreamers), born in West Orange, New Jersey
Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

  • Howard Thurman, African-American theologian and author (Deep River, Deep is the Hunger), dies at 81

About April 10, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Kiss On My List - Daryl Hall John Oates
  • UK #1 Song: This Ole House - Shakin' Stevens