What Happened on September 15, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical "Laborem exercens" against capitalism/Marxism

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operates it under its own power outside Washington, D.C.
  • US Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor for the US Supreme Court
  • Vanuatu becomes a member of the United Nations.

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Professional boxer George Foreman (32) weds Sharon Goodson

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

Famous Deaths

  • Harold Bennett, English actor (b. 1899)
  • Sara Haden, American actress (A Family Affair), dies at 83