On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1981

Historical Events

  • 5 British Army soldiers are killed when their armoured vehicle is ripped apart by a Provisional Irish Republican Army roadside bomb near Bessbrook, County Armagh
  • Pirate Jim Bibby gives up a leadoff single to Brave Terry Harper, then retires next 27 batters

Famous Birthdays

  • Calico Cooper, American actress (Lila Black-Bloomers) and dancer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Georges St. Pierre, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter
  • Klaas-Erik Zwering, Dutch swimmer
  • Luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer
  • Nate Cole, American singer
1981 Highlights

About May 19, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus