August 18, 1981 in History
Jerry Lewis appears on "Donahue" to defend Telethons

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Jerry Lee Lewis History:
June 13, 1989 - Jerry Lee Lewis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
September 29, 1976 - Jerry Lee Lewis, attempting to shoot soda bottles hits his bass player Norman Owens twice in the chest
September 6, 1963 - Jerry Lee Lewis quits Sun Records
January 10, 1958 - Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" reaches #1
December 12, 1957 - Jerry Lee Lewis weds his cousin Myra Gale Brown, 13, while still married to his 1st wife Jane Mitcham
July 28, 1957 - Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance, Steve Allen Show
September 29, 1935 - Jerry Lee Lewis, born in Feriday, Louisiana, country singer, Whole Lotta Shakin'

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