What Happened on August 29, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 28th Walker Cup: US wins 15-9
  • Phillies minor leaguer Jeff Stone steals pro baseball record 121st base en route to 122 (Spartanburg (South Atlantic League))

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Brian Chesky, American internet entrepreneur (CEO of Airbnb), born in Niskayuna, New York

Co-founder of Airbnb Brian Chesky
Co-founder of Airbnb
Brian Chesky
  • Geneviève Jeanson, French Canadian cyclist
  • Jay Ryan (Jay Bunyan), Australian actor

Famous Deaths

  • Lowell Thomas, newscaster (High Adventure), dies in Pawling NY at 89