What Happened on April 9, 1981

Historical Events

Sports History

LA Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela's 1st start, beats Astros 2-0

  • US sub George Washington rams Japanese freighter Nisso Maru

Famous Birthdays

  • Dennis Sarfate, American baseball player, born in Queens, New York
  • Eric Harris, American mass murderer (Columbine High School shooter), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 1999)
  • Ireneusz Jeleń, Polish footballer (Polish national football team), born in Cieszyn, Poland
  • Milan Bartovič, Slovak ice hockey player, born in Trenčín, Slovakia

Famous Weddings

Bill Cowher

NFL coach Bill Cowher (23) weds Kaye Young

1981 Highlights

About April 9, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 9 months and 29 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: This Ole House - Shakin' Stevens