What Happened on August 18, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "My Fair Lady" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 119 performances
  • Football running back, Herschel Walker, of U of Georgia, takes out a Lloyd's of London insurance policy for $1 million

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jerry Lewis appears on "Donahue" to defend Telethons

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis

Famous Birthdays

  • C├ęsar Delgado, Argentine footballer
  • Dimitris Salpigidis, Greek footballer
  • Jonathan Schneck, American musician (Relient K)

Famous Deaths

  • Anita Loos, US (stage)author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 88