On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Murphy, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • C E "Nip" Pellew, cricketer (10 Tests 484 runs at 37), dies
  • Nelson Algren, American novelist (Man with the Golden Arm), dies at 72
  • Ralph Allen, English footballer, dies at 74