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
  • Rebecca Wilson, Queensland Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • Taylor Kitsch, Canadian actor and model

Famous Deaths

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

Person of interestOmar 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

US WWII General Omar Bradley
US WWII General
Omar Bradley

1981 Highlights

About April 8, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries