On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1981

Historical Events

  • 68th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's GC: American Bill Rogers wins his only major title, 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Bernhard Langer of Germany

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer

Famous Birthdays

  • David Bernard, West Indian cricketer, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Didz Hammond, British bassist and backing vocalist (Dirty Pretty Things; The Cooper Temple Clause), born in Reading, England
  • Jimmy Gobble, American baseball player
  • Naomi Grabow, American pairs skater (with partner Benjamin Oberman), born in lLke Arrowhead California
  • Nen√© [Anderson Luiz de Carvalho], Brazilian footballer (La Liga), born in Jundia√≠, Brazil

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Cheslock, British-born American violinist, composer and educator of Polish heritage (Peabody Institute, 1916-76), dies at 82
  • Roger Doucet, French Canadian tenor (b. 1919)
1981 Highlights

About July 19, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer