On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Meadowlands Arena opens in New Jersey

Famous Birthdays

  • Ilhan Omar, Somali American politician (Rep-D-Minnesota 2018-) one of first Muslim women elected to US House, born in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Juka, Japanese singer
  • Justin Williams, Canadian NHL right wing (World C’ship gold 2004, 07; Stanley Cup 2006, 12, 14; Carolina Hurricanes, LA Kings), born in Cobourg, Ontario
  • Scott Hammond, American photographer

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Lindstrom, American Baseball Hall of Fame utility (New York Giants), dies at 75