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

Historical Events

Events 101 - 193 of 193

1957 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 - "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov published
1958 - Betsy Palmer joins Today Show panel
1958 - Fidel Castro makes a speech on Cuban pirate radio Rebelde
1958 - Floyd Patterson TKOs Roy Harris in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
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
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd PattersonBoxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson 1962 - Peter, Paul & Mary release their 1st hit "If I Had a Hammer"
1963 - James Meredith becomes 1st black graduate from U of Mississippi
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
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"
Swami Satchidananda addressing the opening ceremony at WoodstockSwami Satchidananda addressing the opening ceremony at Woodstock

Rock Guitarist Jimi HendrixRock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix 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1971 - New Zealand Prime Minister Keith Holyoake announces in Parliament that New Zealand’s combat force would be withdrawn from Vietnam before the end of the year, coinciding with a similar announcement by the Australian government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
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
Baseball Player Hank AaronBaseball Player Hank Aaron 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
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 231

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)
Baseball Player Roberto ClementeBaseball Player Roberto Clemente (1934) 1934 - Roberto Clemente, US baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1934 - Vincent Bugliosi, American attorney/author (Helter-Skelter), born in Hibbing, Minnesota (d. 2015)
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, American actor (Sting, Candidate, Natural, Great Gatsby), born in Santa Monica, California
1937 - William George Rushton, actor/author/cartoonist (TW3), born in London, England
1938 - Joe Frank, American radio personality
1939 - Joe Azcue, baseball player
Actor Robert RedfordActor Robert Redford (1936) 1939 - Johnny Preston singer (Running Bear, Cradle of Love)
1939 - Molly Bee, actress (Pinky Lee Show), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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, actor/comedian (Bad Manners, Flick, Serial), born in Chicago, Illinois
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, rock drummer (Foreigner), born in London, England
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, actor/dancer (Dirty Dancing, Ghost), born in Houston, Texas
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, actress (Tropical Snow, Bad Girls), born in Los Angeles, California
1959 - Tom Prichard, American wrestler
1960 - Sonny Skinner, Porstmouth VA, Nike golfer (1993 NIKE Shreveport Open)
1961 - John Viscardi, actor (Father Tony-One Life to Live), born in NYC, New York
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, outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1970 - Greg Dean Schmitz, American online film journalist
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, heavyweight boxer (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
1972 - Ray Jacobs, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)

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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