This Day in History for 18th August (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 188 of 188

1958 - Great Britain issues regional stamps (N Ireland, Scotland & Wales)
1958 - Perez Prado "Mambo King" receives one of the 1st gold records
1958 - TV game show scandal investigation starts
1958 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1958 - Verne Gagne beats Edouard Carpentier in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1959 - Branch Rickey resigns as Pirates' CEO to be pres of Continental League
1960 - 1st commercial oral contraceptive, Enovid 10 debuts in Skokie Ill
1960 - 1st photograph bounced off a satellite, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Richardson, Texas
1960 - The Beatles give their 1st public performance (Kaiserkeller in Hamburg)
1960 - Lew Burdette pitches to just 27 for a 1-0 no-hitter against Phillies
1962 - Peter, Paul & Mary release their 1st hit "If I Had a Hammer"
1963 - James Meredith becomes 1st black graduate from U of Mississippi
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 1963 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament
1964 - Beatles arrive in SF, 2nd US visit
1964 - Charles Helu elected president of Lebanon
1964 - South Africa banned from Olympic Games because of apartheid policies
1964 - USSR launch 3 Kosmos satellites
1965 - Hank Aaron loses a HR, because he hit it out of batter's box
1965 - Orioles' Brooks Robinson hits into his record tying (George Sisler)
1967 - Red Sox Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angels Jack Hamilton
Baseball Player Hank AaronBaseball Player Hank Aaron 1967 - Rolling Stones release "We Love You"
1967 - WCBS radio in NYC goes all-news
1968 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Holiday Inn Golf Classic
1969 - Mick Jagger accidentally shot while filming "Ned Kelly"
1969 - Woodstock Music & Art Fair closes with Jimi Hendrix / Band of Gypsys as the final act
1971 - New Zealand Prime Minister Keith Holyoake announces in Parliament that New Zealand’s combat force would be withdrawn from Vietnam before the end of the year, coinciding with a similar announcement by the Australian government
1972 - Police fine Paul & Linda McCartney ś800 in Sweden cannabis possession
1973 - Gene Krupa, drummer, plays for final time with Benny Goodman Quartet
Rock Guitarist Jimi HendrixRock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix 1973 - Hank Aaron's record 1,378 extra base hit surpasses Stan Musial record
1974 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA St Paul Keller Golf Open
1976 - USSR's Luna 24 soft-lands on Moon
1976 - In the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjeom, the Axe Murder Incident results in the death of two US soldiers.
1977 - 2 girls are killed by a runaway car outside of Graceland
1977 - Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton throws his NL record tying 5th one-hitter
1978 - Memphis Tenn settles with striking police officers & firefighters
1979 - Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini demands Saint War against Kurds
1979 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
MLB Third Baseman George BrettMLB Third Baseman George Brett 1980 - KC Royals' George Brett, batting avg reach .400
1981 - "My Fair Lady" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 119 performances
1981 - Jerry Lewis appears on "Donahue" to defend Telethons
1981 - Football running back, Herschel Walker, of U of Georgia, takes out a Lloyd's of London insurance policy for $1 million
1982 - 1st time NYSE tops 100 M figure, 132.69 M shares traded
1982 - LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game started 8/17)
1982 - NYSE sets trading record of 132,690,000 shares traded
1982 - Pete Rose sets record with his 13,941st plate appearance
MLB Player and Manager Pete RoseMLB Player and Manager Pete Rose 1982 - Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago IL, ends after 22 innings - before LA Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started Aug 17th)
1982 - Japanese election law is amended to allow for proportional representation.
1983 - Hurricane Alicia battered Houston & Galveston, Texas
1983 - Samantha Druce, age 12y 119d is youngest woman to swim English Channel
1983 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1983 - Royals defeat Yanks, 5-4, completing "pine-tar" game (12 minutes). Hal McRae strikes out & Dan Quisenberry retires Yankees in order
1984 - Triangle Oil Corp, above-ground storage tank at Jacksonville Fla, spills 2.5 m gallons of oil burned after lightning sparked a fire
1985 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Nestle World Championship of Women's Golf
1985 - Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins MasterCard International Pro-Am Golf Tourn
1985 - Suisei Launch (Halley's Comet Flyby)
1986 - Crockett's Tavern opens in Fort Wilderness
1986 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Philadelphia PA on WYSP 94.1 FM
1986 - Jim Kelly signs with NFL Buffalo Bills ($75 million for 5 years)
1986 - John Tesh's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight
1986 - WYSP-FM Philadelphia begins simulcasting Howard Stern Show
1987 - Houston Oiler Earl Campbell, retires from NFL
1987 - Ohio nurse Donald Harvey sentence to triple life (poisoned 24)
1987 - Philip Rush of NZ, set record for triple crossing English Channel his time 28:21, 10 hours faster than 1st man to do it
1987 - Straatsburg: Manuela Stellmach/Astrid Strauss/Anke Mohring/ Heike Friedrich swims female world record 4x200m freestyle (7:55.47)
1988 - FDA approves Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment
1988 - Largest house (130 rooms) on Long Island sold for $22 million
1988 - Republican Convention in New Orleans select Bush-Quayle ticket
1989 - Arturo Barrios of Mexico sets 10K record (27:08.23) in Berlin
1989 - Bucky Dent replaces Dallas Green as NY Yankee manager
1989 - Leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galán is assassinated near Bogotá in Colombia.
1991 - Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Northgate Computer Golf Classic
1991 - Hurricane Bob hits NC with 115 MPH wind
1991 - Pan Am games closes in Havana
1992 - "Real Inspector Hound" opens at Criterion NYC for 61 perfs
1993 - Historical Kapelbrug in Luzern Switz, destroyed by fire
1994 - 5.6 earthquake in Algeria, kills 171
1995 - Cards reliever Tom Henke earns his 300th career save
1996 - Emilee Klein wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Golf Open
1996 - Record 6,654 tap at Macy's Tap-o-mania in NYC
2000 - A Federal jury finds the US EPA guilty of discrimination against Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, later inspiring passage of the No FEAR Act.
2002 - 84th PGA Championship: Rich Beem shoots a 278 at Hazeltine National Golf Club
2005 - Dennis Rader is sentenced to 175 years in prison for the BTK serial killings.
2005 - Massive power blackout hits the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people.
2008 - President Of Pakistan Pervez Musharaf resigned due to pressure from opposition.
2011 - The West Memphis Three are released from prison after 18 years in imprisonment
2012 - Al-Qaeda militants kill 14 people in an attack in Aden, Yemen
2012 - NATO air strikes kill at least 13 militants in Afghanistan
2013 - 6 people are killed by a bomb blast on a bus in West Bengal, India

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 232

1931 - Bramwell Tillsley, Canadian Salvation Army general
1931 - Dick White, English footballer
1932 - William R. Bennett, Premier of British Columbia
1933 - Roman Polanski, Poland, director (Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, Pirates)
1933 - Just Fontaine, French footballer
1934 - Rafer Lewis Johnson, Hillsboro Tx, decathlete (Olympic-gold-1960)
1934 - Roberto Clemente, US baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
Baseball Player Roberto ClementeBaseball Player Roberto Clemente (1934) 1934 - Vincent Bugliosi, attorney/author (Helter-Skelter)
1934 - Ronnie Carroll, British singer
1935 - Gail Fisher, Orange NJ, actress (Peggy-Mannix)
1935 - Lajos Papp, composer
1935 - Rafer Johnson, Hillsboro Texas, decathlete (Olympics-gold-60)
1935 - Howard Morrison, New Zealand entertainer
1936 - Robert Redford, Santa Monica California, American actor (Sting, Candidate, Natural, Great Gatsby)
1937 - William George Rushton, London, actor/author/cartoonist (TW3)
1938 - Joe Frank, American radio personality
1939 - Joe Azcue, baseball player
1939 - Johnny Preston singer (Running Bear, Cradle of Love)
Actor Robert RedfordActor Robert Redford (1936) 1939 - Molly Bee, Oklahoma City OK, actress (Pinky Lee Show)
1939 - Harald Heide-Steen Jr., Norwegian actor and comedian (d. 2008)
1939 - Robert Horton, British businessman
1940 - Joan Joyce, Waterbury CT, LPGA golfer (1984 S&H Golf Classic-6th)
1941 - Christopher Jones, Jackson TN, actor (Wild in the Streets), (d. 2014)
1941 - Matt Snell, NFL running back (NY Jets, Super Bowl III)
1943 - Martin Mull, Chicago Illinois, actor/comedian (Bad Manners, Flick, Serial)
1943 - Gianni Rivera, Italian footballer and politician
1944 - Carl Wayne, rocker (Move)
1945 - Sarah Dash, Trenton NJ, rock vocalist (Patti LaBelle & Bluebirds)
1945 - Barbara Harris, US singer (Toys-A Lover's Concerto)
1948 - Carol O'Neal, playmate (July, 1972)
1948 - Rudy Hartono Kurniawan, Indonesia, All-England tennis champ
1948 - Joseph Marcell, British actor
1949 - Nigel Griggs, rocker (Split Enz)
1950 - Candice Earley, Ft Hood TX, actress (Donna Tyler-All My Children)
1950 - Dennis Elliot, London, rock drummer (Foreigner)
1950 - Lynn Adams, Kingsville TX, LPGA golfer
1951 - Greg Pruitt, NFL running back (LA Raiders, Super Bowl XVIII)
1952 - Elayne Boosler, Brooklyn NY, comedienne (Broadway Baby, Party of One)
1952 - Nicholas John, dramaturge
1952 - Patrick Swayze, Houston Texas, actor/dancer (Dirty Dancing, Ghost)
1952 - Ricky Villa, Argentine former footballer
1953 - Louie Gohmert, American politician
1954 - Umberto Guidoni, Rome Italy, PhD/astronaut (STS 75)
1955 - Taher ElGamal, Egyptian scientist
1956 - Sandeep Patil, cricketer (Indian batsman Great 174 v Adelaide 1981)
1956 - John Debney, American composer
1956 - Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, American musician
1957 - Carole Bouquest, Paris, actress (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
1957 - Dennis Leary, actor/comic (MTV)
1957 - Ron Strykert, Australia, rock guitarist (Men At Work-Who Can it Be)
1958 - Madeleine Stowe, Los Angeles California, actress (Tropical Snow, Bad Girls)
1959 - Tom Prichard, American wrestler
1960 - Sonny Skinner, Porstmouth VA, Nike golfer (1993 NIKE Shreveport Open)
1961 - John Viscardi, NYC, actor (Father Tony-One Life to Live)
1961 - Bob Woodruff, American journalist, anchor
1962 - Sandra Marie Miller Farmer-Patrick, Kingston Jamaica, 400m hurdler
1962 - Felipe Calderón, President of Mexico
1963 - Luiz Mattar, Brazil, tennis star
1964 - Edith Frost, American singer/songwriter
1964 - Craig Bierko, American actor
1964 - Kenny Walker, American basketball player
1965 - Koji Kikkawa, Japanese singer
1965 - Jim Florentine, American comedian
1966 - Cees Lock of hair, soccer player (NEC)
1966 - Steve Avery, NFL fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1966 - Gustavo Charif, Argentine artist
1966 - Kang Soo-yeon, South Korean actress
1967 - Blas Elias Gomez, Kennedy TX, rock drummer (Slaughter-Stick it Live)
1967 - John Jurkovic, defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1967 - Julie Kristen Smith, Nuhremburg Germany, choreographer (Showgirls)
1967 - Tracy Tracy, rocker (Primitives-Lovely, Lump of Coal)
1967 - Brian Michael Bendis, American comic book writer
1967 - Dan Peters, American musician
1967 - Daler Mehndi, Indian bhangra/pop singer
1968 - Brian Mitchell, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
1968 - Carolyn Crudgington, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1968 - Greta Lind, Goshen NY, actress (Katie Kennicott-All My Children)
1968 - Griffin Drew, Hazelhurst Georgia, actress (Dinosaur Island)
1968 - John Coyle, West Bloomfield Mich, short track skater (Olympics-1994)
1968 - Justin Strzelczyk, NFL guard/offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1968 - Lee Seung-yeon, South Korean actress
1969 - Christian Slater, actor (Robin Hood, Untamed Heart, Heathers)
1969 - Isaac Austin, NBA center (Miami Heat)
1969 - Masta Killa, American rapper
1969 - Everlast, American musician
1969 - Edward Norton, American actor
1970 - Malcolm Jamal Warner, Jersey City NJ, actor (Theodore-Cosby Show)
1970 - Richie Cunningham, kicker (Dallas Cowboys)
1970 - Robert Higginson, Philadelphia PA, outfielder (Detroit Tigers)
1970 - Greg Dean Schmitz, American online film journalist
1971 - Jada Pinkett, actress (Set it Off, Nutty Professor, Menace II Society)
1971 - Jonathan David Winter, Wellington NZ, 100m backstroker (Olympics-96)
1971 - Kevin Bouie, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles, Ariz Cardinals)
1971 - Mindy Czuleger, Inglewood Ca, WPVA volleyballer (Myrtle Bch-17th-1994)
1971 - Trey Ames, Canton Oh, actor (David-A Year in the Life)
1971 - Richard D James, Irish-born musician (Aphex Twin)
1971 - Jacob Vargas, American actor
1972 - Derrick Harris, running back (St Louis Rams)
1972 - Loraine Lambert, Ipswich Queensland, golfer (NZ champ 1991, 92)
1972 - Nate Jones, Chicago Ill, heavyweight boxer (Olympics-bronze-96)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 101 of 101

2014 - Don Pardo, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live), dies at 96

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