On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1981

Historical Events

  • Porn star John Holmes charged with Laurel Canyon murders

Famous Birthdays

  • Diya Mirza, Indian actress, born in Hyderabad, India
  • Mardy Fish, American tennis player, born in Edina, Minnesota

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
1981 Highlights

About December 9, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius