On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1981

Historical Events

  • Kazimiroff Blvd in Bronx named for a Bronx historian

Soviet UnionThe Motherland Monument

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

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The Motherland Monument in Kiev, Ukraine
The Motherland Monument in Kiev, Ukraine
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Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Murphy, American baseball player

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
1981 Highlights

About May 9, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus