What Happened on August 18, 1981

Historical Events

  • Football running back, Herschel Walker, of U of Georgia, takes out a Lloyd's of London insurance policy for $1 million

Telethon

Jerry Lewis appears on "Donahue" to defend Telethons

Music Premiere

Revival of Frederick Lowe and Alan Jay Lerner's musical "My Fair Lady" opens at Uris Theater, NYC; runs for 119 performances


Famous Birthdays

  • C├ęsar Delgado, Argentine footballer, born in Rosario, Argentina
  • Dimitris Salpingidis, Greek footballer, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Jon Schneck, American rock guitarist (Relient K, 2005-present), born in Eustis, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Anita Loos, American screenwriter, novelist (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and playwright, dies at 88
1981 Highlights

About August 18, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo

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