Historical Events on December 19, 1981

About Dec 19, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 10 months and 1 day

Historical Events

  • Romuald Spasowski, Polish ambassador to the United States defects to show support for the Solidarity movement amid a crackdown
  • Sixteen lives are lost when the Penlee, Cornwall, lifeboat goes to the aid of the stricken coaster Union Star in heavy seas.