On This Day

What Happened on April 10, 1981

Historical Events

  • Computer glitch keeps Space Shuttle Columbia grounded
  • France performs nuclear test
  • Imprisoned Provisional IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands elected to British Parliament for Northern Ireland county of Fermanagh and South Tyrone

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexei Semenov, Russian ice hockey player, born in Murmansk, Russia
  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • Howard Thurman, African-American theologian and author (Deep River, Deep is the Hunger), dies at 81
1981 Highlights

About April 10, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries