On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1981

Historical Events

  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Beth Henley for "Crimes of the Heart"
  • Wash Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax)

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

Famous Deaths

  • Prince Asaka Yasuhiko of Japan, Japanese military commander, dies at 93
1981 Highlights

About April 13, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries