On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1965

Historical Events

Historic Event

American engineer Ray Dolby founds Dolby Laboratories in London, England

  • Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names for Star Trek Captain; they include Kirk
  • WTAF TV channel 29 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (IND) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Erik Hanson, American MLB pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Kinnelon, New Jersey
  • Ingo Schwichtenberg, German drummer (Helloween), born in Hamburg, Germany (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
1965 Highlights

About May 18, 1965

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus