On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1981

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, born in Rosario, Argentina
  • Dimitris Salpingidis, Greek footballer, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Jon Schneck, American musician (Relient K), 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? 39 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo