What Happened on May 18, 1965

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names for Star Trek Captain; they include Kirk
  • WTAF TV channel 29 in Philadelphia, PA (IND) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Erik Hanson, MLB pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Kinnelon, New Jersey
  • Ingo Schwichtenberg, German drummer (d. 1995)
  • Rufus Porter, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)

Famous Deaths

  • Eduard J Dijksterhuis, mathematician (Archimedes), dies at 72