What Happened on August 4, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Columbia mated with SRBs & external tank for STS-2 mission
  • Oliver North is assigned to White House duty

Famous Birthdays

  • Abigail Spencer, Gulf Breeze, Florida, American actress (Cowboys & Aliens)
  • Ben Scott, English cricketer
  • Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer
  • Marques Houston, American singer and actor (IMx)

Famous Deaths

  • Melvyn Douglas [Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg, American actor (Hud, Being There, Ghost Story), dies at 80