On This Day

What Happened on March 9, 1981

Historical Events


Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

7th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda & Goldie Hawn win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Carol Burnett win (TV)

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
Actor, Director and Comedian Alan Alda
Actor, Director and Comedian
Alan Alda
  • 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? 40 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces