On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1996

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

121st Preakness: Pat Day aboard Louis Quatorze wins in 1:53.2

Jockey Pat Day
Pat Day
  • 41st Eurovision Song Contest: Eimear Quinn for Ireland wins singing "The Voice" in Oslo
  • WIBC Bowling Queens won by Lisa Wagner

Famous Weddings

  • "As the World Turns" actor Shawn Christian (30) weds personal trainer Deborah Quinn in Gun Lake, Michigan

LoveWedding of Interest

Heavyweight boxer Tommy Morrison (27) weds Dawn Freeman

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • NFL Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly (36) weds former marketing director Jill Waggoner (27) at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in suburban Buffalo

Famous Deaths

  • Kevin Gilbert, American singer, composer and instrumentalist (Toy Matinee; Tuesday Night Music Club), dies of accidental asphyxiation at 29
  • Simon Weinstock, English businessman & racehorse owner, dies at 44
1996 Highlights

About May 18, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus