On This Day

What Happened on September 13, 1981

Historical Events

  • 33rd Emmy Awards: "Taxi", "Hill Street Blues", Judd Hirsch and Isabel Sanford win
  • April Moon sets women's handbow distance record of 1,039 yds & 13"
  • Atlanta Falcons tie record of 31 points in 4th quarter (vs Green Bay)

US Men's Tennis Open

US Open Men's Tennis: John McEnroe wins 3rd straight US title; beats Björn Borg 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 in Borg's last Grand Slam match

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Angel Williams, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Antonio Lopez, Spanish footballer (Atlético Madrid), born in Benidorm, Spain
  • Koldo Fernández, Spanish cyclist, born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain

Famous Weddings

Lorne Michaels

Television producer Lorne Michaels (36) weds model Susan Forristal

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

Famous Deaths

  • William Loeb, publisher of Manchester Union Leader, NH, dies at 75
1981 Highlights

About September 13, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo