On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1981

Historical Events

  • 2 US Navy F-14 jet fighters shoot down 2 Soviet-built Libyan SU-22

Famous Deaths

  • Jessie Matthews, English actress (Gangway, First a Girl), dies at 74
1981 Highlights

About August 19, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 2 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo