What Happened on July 19, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 110th British Golf Open: Bill Rogers shoots a 276 at Royal St George
  • 68th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France

Famous Birthdays

  • Anderson Luiz de Carvalho, Brazilian footballer
  • David Bernard, West Indian cricketer
  • Didz Hammond, bassist/backing vocalist (Dirty Pretty Things and The Cooper Temple Clause)
  • Jimmy Gobble, American baseball player
  • Naomi Grabow, lake Arrowhead California, pairs skater (& Benjamin Oberman)

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Cheslock, composer, dies at 81
  • Roger Doucet, French Canadian tenor (b. 1919)