On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1981

Historical Events

  • Romuald Spasowski, Polish ambassador to the United States defects to show support for the Solidarity movement amid a crackdown
  • Sixteen lives are lost when the Penlee, Cornwall, lifeboat goes to the aid of the stricken coaster Union Star in heavy seas.
1981 Highlights

About December 19, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius