On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

  • Georges St. Pierre, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter
  • Klaas-Erik Zwering, Dutch swimmer
  • Luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer
  • Nate Cole, American singer