On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1981

Historical Events

  • France performs nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeremy Accardo, American baseball player, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Philip Rivers, American NFL quarterback (San Diego, LA Chargers), born in Decatur, Alabama

Famous Deaths

  • Big Walter Horton, American blues harmonica player (Everybody's Fishin'), dies of heart failure at 64
1981 Highlights

About December 8, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius