On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1953

Historical Events

  • American Jacqueline Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier

Famous Birthdays

  • (Feliciano) "Butch" Tavares, American R&B singer (Tavares - "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel"), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Helen Chadwick, English artist, born in Croydon, England (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Tom Killick, English cricketer (at the crease 2 Tests for Eng 1929), dies at 69
1953 Highlights

About May 18, 1953

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus