On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1969

Historical Events

  • "Canterbury Tales" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 122 performances
  • Apollo 10 launches from Kennedy Space Center and later transmits the 1st color pictures of Earth from space

Famous Birthdays

  • Martika [Marta Marrero], Cuban-American singer (Toy Soldiers), born in Whittier, California

Famous Deaths

  • Ludwig Berger, German film director & cinematographer (The Thief of Bagdad), dies at 77
1969 Highlights

About May 18, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus