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

  • Ettore Carucci, Italian jazz pianist and composer, born in Taranto, Italy
  • Layne Flack, American poker player (6 x World Series of Poker bracelets), born in Rapid City, South Dakota (d. 2021)
  • 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? 53 years
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Get Back - The Beatles With Billy Preston
  • UK #1 Song: Get Back - The Beatles with Billy Preston