What Happened on April 13, 1981

Historical Events

  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Beth Henley for "Crimes of the Heart"
  • Washington Post journalist Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing; she later admits story was a hoax and returns the prize

Famous Birthdays

  • Courtney Peldon, American actress, born in NYC, New York
  • Justyna Danczowska, Polish concert pianist, born in Krakow, Poland
  • Nat Borchers, American soccer player, born in Tucson, Arizona
Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

  • Prince Asaka Yasuhiko of Japan, Japanese military commander, dies at 93

About April 13, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 1 month and 19 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: Making Your Mind Up - Bucks Fizz