On This Day

What Happened on September 4, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Longest MLB game at Fenway Park ends in 20 innings; Seattle Mariners beat Boston Red Sox, 8-7
  • Newscaster David Brinkley is released by NBC
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestBeyoncé Knowles

Beyoncé Knowles, American singer (Destiny's Child), born in Houston, Texas

  • Lacey Sturm, American singer (Flyleaf), born in Homestead, Florida
  • Richard Garcia, Australian footballer, born in Perth, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Verne Rowe, actor (Verne-Fernwood 2 Night), dies at 59