What Happened on February 18th, 2001

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 43rd Daytona 500: Michael Waltrip wins (161.783 MPH)
  • Crash during Daytona 500 race on last lap claims life of Dale Earnhardt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He was ultimately convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

FBI Agent and Soviet Spy Robert Hanssen
FBI Agent and Soviet Spy
Robert Hanssen

Famous Weddings

  • Comedian Kathy Griffin (37) weds computer administrator Matthew Moline (32) at the 360 Degree Restaurant in Hollywood

Famous Deaths

  • Balthus, Polish-born painter (b. 1908)
  • Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver dies in car crash at Daytona 500 race (b. 1951)
  • Eddie Mathews, American baseball player (b. 1931)