On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1981

Famous Birthdays

  • James Owen Sullivan [The Rev], Huntington Beach California, drummer and songwriter (Avenged Sevenfold) (d.2009)
  • Joël Camathias, Swiss racing driver
  • John Walker Lindh, American Taliban fighter
  • Tom Hiddleston, English actor and producer (Loki in Marvel films), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

Person of interestBill Haley

Bill Haley, 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

Father of Rock 'n' Roll Bill Haley
Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Bill Haley

1981 Highlights

About February 9, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius