On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Beast in Me" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • "If You Wanna Be Happy" by Jimmy Soul hits #1
  • 88th Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Candy Spots wins in 1:56.2

Famous Birthdays

  • Marty McSorley, Hamilton, NHL defenseman (LA Kings, NY Rangers)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernie Davis, American College Football halfback (1st African American to win Heisman Trophy 1961, Syracuse), dies of leukemia aged 23