What Happened on May 9, 1981

Historical Events

  • Kazimiroff Blvd in Bronx named for a Bronx historian

The Motherland Monument

The Motherland Monument at 62 m (203 ft) high is opened in Kyiv, Ukraine in ceremony attended by Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Murphy, American baseball player
Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

  • Nelson Algren, American novelist (Man with the Golden Arm), dies at 72
  • Nip Pellew, Australian cricketer (10 Tests 484 runs at 37), dies at 87

About May 9, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Morning Train (Nine To Five) - Sheena Easton
  • UK #1 Song: Stand And Deliver - Adam & The Ants