On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 2009

Historical Events

  • Sri Lankan Civil War: The LTTE are defeated by the Sri Lankan government, ending almost 26 years of fighting between the two sides.

Famous Deaths

  • Dolla [Roderick Anthony Burton II], American rapper, dies at21
  • Velupillai Prabhakaran, Sri Lankan founder & leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, dies at 54
  • Wayne Allwine, American voice actor, dies at 62
2009 Highlights

About May 18, 2009

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Victoria Day (Canada)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus