On This Day

What Happened on September 4, 1981

Historical Events

  • Longest MLB game at Fenway Park ends in 20 innings; Seattle Mariners beat Boston Red Sox, 8-7

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Newscaster David Brinkley is released by NBC

NBC News Anchor and Journalist David Brinkley
NBC News Anchor and Journalist
David Brinkley
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestBeyoncé Knowles

Beyoncé Knowles, American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, producer and actress (Destiny's Child), born in Houston, Texas

  • Lacey Sturm, American rock 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
1981 Highlights

About September 4, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo