On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1981

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

  • Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist (Nobel 1949), dies at 74
  • Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist and longtime executive director of NAACP, dies at 80
1981 Highlights

About September 8, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo