On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Singin' in the Rain" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 367 performances
  • Chung Kwung Ying does 2,750 "atomic" hand-stand push-ups
  • David Goch finishes swimming 55,682 miles in a 25-yd pool
  • South African army occupies Botswana, Zimbabwe & Zambia

Famous Birthdays

  • Ryan Lamb, English rugby union player

Famous Deaths

  • John Bubbles Sublett, tap dancer (Black & Bubbles), dies at 84