On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 1983

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 33rd Berlin International Film Festival: "Ascendancy" and "The Beehive" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • Indiana Pacers lose, 121-94 in Milwaukee; begin a 28 NBA game losing streak on the road
  • Right wing Lanny McDonald becomes the first player in NHL franchise Calgary Flames' history to score 50 goals in a season in a 5-1 loss to Buffalo Sabres

Famous Birthdays

  • Jason Maxiell, American basketball player
  • Jermaine Jenas, English footballer
  • Juelz Santana, American rapper
  • Roberta Vinci, Italian tennis player (5 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Taranto, Italy