On This Day for 18th August (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 192 of 192


Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1958 Fidel Castro makes a speech on Cuban pirate radio Rebelde

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro

Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

1958 Floyd Patterson TKOs Roy Harris in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 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, Illinois
  • 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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1965 Hank Aaron loses a HR, because he hit it out of batter's box

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Holiday Inn Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1969 Mick Jagger accidentally shot while filming "Ned Kelly"

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

Person-of-interestWoodstock Music and Art Fair

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
  • 1972 4th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • 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
  • 1977 Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton throws his NL record tying 5th one-hitter
  • 1978 Memphis Tenn settles with striking police officers & firefighters

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1979 Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini demands Saint War against Kurds

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1980 KC Royals' George Brett, batting avg reach .400

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1981 "My Fair Lady" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 119 performances

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1981 Jerry Lewis appears on "Donahue" to defend Telethons

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • 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 NYSE sets trading record of 132,690,000 shares traded

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1982 Pete Rose sets record with his 13,941st plate appearance

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB 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 becomes the 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 performances
  • 1993 Historical Kapelbrug in Luzern Switz, destroyed by fire
  • 1994 5.6 earthquake in Algeria, kills 171
  • 1994 15th Commonwealth Games open in Victoria, Canada
  • 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 Environmental Protection Agency 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
  • 2013 14th World Championships in Athletics close at Moscow, Russia

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)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1934 Roberto Clemente, US baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • 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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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
  • 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 Elliott, 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, comedienne (Broadway Baby, Party of One), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 103 of 103

  • 2015 Bud Yorkin, American producer and director (All in the Family, 1959, 1960 Emmy), dies at 89
  • 2015 Louis Stokes, American politician (Rep-D-OH, 1969-99 ), dies at 90
  • 2015 Roger Smalley, British-Australian composer, dies at 72