On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1981

Historical Events

  • Islanders scored 9 goals against Toronto in playoffs

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Burres, American baseball player, born in Oregon City, Oregon
  • Rebecca Wilson, Australian gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Queensland, Australia
  • Taylor Kitsch, Canadian actor and model (Friday Night Lights), born in Kelowna, British Columbia

Famous Deaths

  • Norman Taurog, American film director (Skippy), dies at 82

Omar Bradley

Omar Bradley, American WWII General (Invasion of Normandy) and 1st Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1949-53), dies of cardiac arrhythmia at 88


1981 Highlights

About April 8, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries