What Happened on February 9, 1981

Famous Birthdays

  • Carmen Staaf, American jazz pianist, composer, and accordion player, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan, American drummer and songwriter (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Huntington Beach, California (d. 2009)
  • Joël Camathias, Swiss racing driver
  • John Walker Lindh, American Taliban fighter

Tom HiddlestonTom Hiddleston (42 years old)

English actor (Loki in Marvel films, "Thor"; "Avengers Assemble"), born in London

Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

Bill HaleyBill Haley (1925-1981)

American rock vocalist known as the father of Rock 'n' Roll (Rock Around the Clock), dies of a heart attack probably caused by alcoholism at 55

1981 Highlights

About February 9, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Celebration - Kool & The Gang
  • UK #1 Song: Woman - John Lennon