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-songwriter (Plus One; Castledoor), born in Houston, Texas
Born in 1981

About May 19, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
  • UK #1 Song: Stand And Deliver - Adam & The Ants