On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1981

Historical Events

  • 38th Venice Film Festival: "Die bleierne Zeit" directed by Margarethe von Trotta wins Golden Lion
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Bracha van Doesburgh, Dutch actress
  • Chris Tremlett, English cricketer
  • Fariborz Kamkari, Iranian film director and producer
  • Katie Teft, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Grand Rapids Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Tadeusz Baird, Polish composer (Four Essays; Psychodrama; Voices From Afar), co-founder of Warsaw Autumn festival, and educator, dies at 53
1981 Highlights

About September 2, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 40 years and 3 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo