On This Day

June 18, 1981 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Kimberley Ann Smith, of NC, 17, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart retires (replaced by Sandra Day O'Connor, 1st woman on US Supreme Court)
  • The AIDS epidemic is formally recognized by medical professionals in San Francisco, California
  • Vaccine to prevent hoof & mouth disease announced

Birthdays in History

  • Ella (Jiahua) Chen, member of the Taiwanese girl-group S.H.E
  • Teresa Cormack, New Zealand child murder victim (d. 1987)