On This Day

What Happened on September 19, 1981

Historical Events

  • 6th Toronto International Film Festival: "Chariots of Fire" directed by Hugh Hudson wins the People's Choice Award
  • Satellites China 10 & 11 launched into Earth orbit by B-1 rocket
  • Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a NYC Central Park concert for an audience estimated at 500,000 members

Famous Birthdays

  • Damiano Cunego, Italian cyclist (Nippo–Vini Fantini team), born in Cerro Veronese, Italy
  • Rick DiPietro, American ice hockey player, born in Winthrop, Massachusetts
  • Scott Bradlee, American musician and arranger (Postmodern Jukebox), born on Long Island, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Joke Kool-Smit, Dutch feminist, dies
1981 Highlights

About September 19, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 2 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo