On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1961

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 Birthdays

  • Hugh Whitaker, British rock drummer (The Housemartins), born in England

Famous Deaths

  • Henry O'Neill, American actor (Lady Killer, Nothing But Trouble), dies
1961 Highlights

About May 18, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus