On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1967

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Silver hits record $1.60 an ounce in London
  • Tennessee Governor Ellington approves the repeal of the Butler Act or "Monkey Law", upheld in 1925 Scopes Trial
  • The Butler Act, a Tennessee statue prohibiting the teaching of evolution, is repealed after 42 years

Famous Birthdays

  • Heinz-Harald Frentzen, German F1 driver
  • Karl Dunbar, NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Rob Base, American rapper

Famous Deaths

  • Andy Clyde, Scottish actor (The Real McCoys, Lassie), dies from natural causes at 75
  • Richard Ainley, British actor (I Dood It, As You Like It, Above Suspicion), dies from barbiturate poisoning at 56