On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1981

Famous Birthdays

  • Anoushka Shankar, British-Indian sitar player, composer, and daughter of Ravi Shankar, born in London, England

Person of interestNatalie Portman

Natalie Portman [Neta-Lee Hershlag], Israeli-American actress (V for Vendetta, Black Swan, Star Wars), born in Jerusalem, Israel

  • Vic Zhou, Taiwanese pop singer (F4), actor (Meteor Garden; Home), and model, born in Yilan, Taiwan

Famous Deaths

  • Allen Ludden [Ellsworth], American TV personality and gameshow host (Password), husband of Betty White, dies of stomach cancer at 63
  • Russell "Lucky" Hayden [Pate Lucid], American actor (Judge Roy Bean, Three Men from Texas), dies from pneumonia at 68
1981 Highlights

About June 9, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini