What Happened on May 18, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Donnybrook!" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • 14th Cannes Film Festival: "The Long Absence" directed by Henri Colpi and "Viridiana" directed by Luis Bunuel jointly awarded the Palme d'Or

Famous Deaths

  • Henry O'Neill, actor (Lady Killer, Nothing But Trouble), dies