On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1981

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Fernando Valenzuela sets NL rookie record with 8th shutout of season

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Fernando Valenzuela

Famous Birthdays

  • Bakari Koné, Ivorian footballer
  • Casey Janssen, American baseball player
  • Francis Manioru, Solomon Islander sprinter
  • Jonathan Radtke, American rock guitarist (Kill Hannah)
1981 Highlights

About September 17, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo