What Happened on September 15, 1981

Historical Events

Catholic Encyclical

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

  • 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.

Historic Event

US Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor for the US Supreme Court

  • Vanuatu becomes a member of the United Nations.

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Schwarz, American comedian, (Parks and Recreation, Jake and Amir), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Mark Duggan, Englishman whose shooting death sparked widespread riots in England, born in London (d. 2011)

Famous Weddings

George Foreman

Professional boxer George Foreman (32) weds Sharon Goodson

Famous Deaths

  • (Charles) "Chick" Bullock, American jazz and dance band vocalist (Chick Bullock and His Levee Loungers), dies at 82
  • Harold Bennett, English actor (b. 1899)
  • Sara Haden, American actress (A Family Affair), dies at 83
1981 Highlights

About September 15, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 4 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo

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