What Happened on July 9, 1981

Historical Events

  • Jacksons begin a 36-city tour

Film & TV History

Nintendo release arcade game "Donkey Kong" created by Shigeru Miyamoto in Japan (July 31 in the US)

Famous Birthdays

  • Kimveer Gill, Canadian spree shooter (Dawson College shooting) (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

  • Oscar van Hemel, Belgian-Dutch violinist and composer, dies at 88
  • Wilhelm H C Tenhaeff, para-psychologist, dies at 87
1981 Highlights

About July 9, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
  • UK #1 Song: Ghost Town - Specials