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

  • Alex Lofoco, Italian jazz-fusion bassist, born in Rome, Italy
  • Etsuko Tajima, Japanese jazz pianist, and composer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 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? 40 years and 3 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo