What Happened on August 4, 1981

Historical Events

  • Columbia mated with SRBs and external tank for STS-2 mission

Event of Interest

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 R&B singer (Immature-IMx) and actor, born in Los Angeles, California

Meghan MarkleMeghan Markle (41 years old)

American former actress (Suits), Duchess of Sussex and wife of Prince Harry, born in Los Angeles, California

Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

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

About August 4, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
  • UK #1 Song: Green Door - Shakin' Stevens