On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Porn star John Holmes charged with Laurel Canyon murders

Famous Birthdays

  • Diya Mirza, Indian actress
  • Mardy Fish, American tennis player

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel Faulkner, Philadelphia police officer (b. 1955)
  • Sonny Til [Earlington Carl Tilghman], American doo-wop singer (The Orioles), dies from heart failure at 56