On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • British TV comedy "Only Fools and Horses created by John Sullivan, starring David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst and Lennard Pearce premieres on BBC One

Famous Birthdays

  • Jonathan Taylor Thomas, American actor (Home Improvement), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Morten Gamst Pedersen, Norwegian footballer (Tromsø), born in Vadsø, Norway

Famous Deaths

  • Hediki Joekawa, Japans physicist (Nobel 1949) at 74
  • Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist and longtime executive director of NAACP, dies at 80