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
Jane Fonda
  • 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? 39 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces