What Happened on June 18, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Kimberley Ann Smith, of NC, 17, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart retires (replaced by Sandra Day O'Connor, 1st woman on US Supreme Court)
  • Test cricket debut of Terry Alderman, v England at Trent Bridge
  • The AIDS epidemic is formally recognized by medical professionals in San Francisco, California.
  • Vaccine to prevent hoof & mouth disease announced

Famous Birthdays

  • Ella (Jiahua) Chen, member of the Taiwanese girl-group S.H.E
  • Teresa Cormack, New Zealand murder victim (d. 1987)