What Happened on January 18, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Iran accepts US offer of $7.9 billion in frozen assets
  • Phil Smith and Phil Mayfield become the first two people to BASE jump from objects in all four categories (buildings, cliffs, bridges, antennae) after parachuting off a Houston skyscraper
  • Punk singer Wendy O. Williams arrested in Milwaukee for on-stage obscenity (later cleared)

Famous Birthdays

  • Kang Dong-won, South Korean model and actor
  • Khari Stephenson, Jamaican footballer
  • Olivier Rochus, Belgian tennis player