On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1965

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names for Star Trek Captain; they include Kirk

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ray Dolby founds Dolby Laboratories in London, England

Inventor Ray Dolby
Ray Dolby
  • WTAF TV channel 29 in Philadelphia, PA (IND) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Erik Hanson, MLB pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Kinnelon, New Jersey
  • Ingo Schwichtenberg, German drummer (d. 1995)
  • Rufus Porter, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 1988-89; Seattle Seahawks), born in Amite, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • Eduard Jan Dijksterhuis, Dutch historian of science (biography of Archimedes), dies at 72