On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1981

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 interestBrian Chesky

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, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jay Ryan (Jay Bunyan), New Zealand actor, born in Auckland, New Zealand

Famous Deaths

  • Lowell Thomas, American newscaster (High Adventure), dies in Pawling, NY at 89
1981 Highlights

About August 29, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo