On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 2009

Day of the Week: Monday

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 American Rapper a.k.a. Roderick Anthony Burton II (b.1987)
  • Velupillai Prabhakaran, Sri Lankan founder and leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (b. 1954)
  • Wayne Allwine, American voice actor (b.1947)