What Happened on May 18, 1996

Historical Events

Preakness Stakes

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

  • 41st Eurovision Song Contest: Eimear Quinn for Ireland wins singing "The Voice" in Oslo
  • WIBC Bowling Queens won by Lisa Wagner
1996 History

Famous Weddings

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

Tommy Morrison

Heavyweight boxer Tommy Morrison (27) weds Dawn Freeman

  • 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

About May 18, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 27 years and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Tha Crossroads - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  • UK #1 Song: Fastlove - George Michael