On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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 (Giocosa), dies at 53