On This Day

What Happened on April 10, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday

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