On This Day

What Happened on September 21, 1981

Historical Events

  • Belize (British Honduras) gains independence from UK
  • Enterprise Radio (all sports) goes off the air

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

MLB Philadelphia Phillies lefthander Steve Carlton strikes out NL record 3,118th (Andre Dawson)

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton

Famous Birthdays

  • Meilinda Soerjoko, Indonesian-Australian actress
  • Nicole Richie, American socialite, author and TV personality (The Simple Life), born in Berkeley, California
  • Rimi Sen, Indian actress

Famous Deaths

  • Nigel Patrick, actor and director (Sapphire, Prize of Gold), dies of lung cancer at 69
  • Tony Aubin, French composer, conductor, and educator (Paris Conservatory, 1944-77), dies at 73
1981 Highlights

About September 21, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo