What Happened on March 9, 1981

Historical Events

Film & TV History

Dan Rather becomes primary anchorman of CBS-TV News

Famous Birthdays

  • Anders Nøhr, Danish footballer, born in Ikast, Denmark
  • Antonio Bryant, American football player, born in Miami, Florida
  • Clay Rapada, American baseball player, born in Chesapeake, Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • Max Delbrück, German-American biologist and molecular geneticist (bacteriophage, Nobel Prize 1969), dies at 74
1981 Highlights

About March 9, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: 9 To 5 - Dolly Parton
  • UK #1 Song: Jealous Guy - Roxy Music