Historical Events on May 18 (Part 2)

  • 2014 60th British Academy Television Awards: "A League of Their Own" Best Comedy, "Broadchurch" Best Drama
  • 2014 Swiss voters reject a $25 per hour minimum wage
  • 2014 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Shoal Creek G&CC: Kenny Perry wins his third of 4 Champions Tour majors by 1 stroke from Mark Calcavecchia

Event of Interest

2018 All of Chile's 34 Roman Catholic bishops offer their resignation to Pope Francis in wake of child sex scandal

Love Yourself: Tear

2018 K-pop boy band BTS release their album "Love Yourself: Tear", sells 135,000 first week

  • 2018 Mexican Damojh airlines flight crashes near Havana airport, Cuba, killing 110 with just 3 survivors
  • 2018 Santa Fe High School shooting; 17 year-old shooter kills 10 and injures 10 in Santa Fe, Texas
  • 2019 144th Preakness: War of Will with Tyler Gaffalione aboard wins for trainer Mark E. Casse by a nose from Everfast

Election of Interest

2019 Australian federal elections won by Scott Morrison's coalition government in a surprise result

FA Cup Final

2019 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (85,854): Gabriel Jesus & Raheem Sterling each score twice as Manchester City thrash Watford, 6-0, completing an unprecedented domestic treble

COVID-19 Pandemic

2020 US President Donald Trump confirms he is taking controversial drug hydroxychloroquine against COVID-19

  • 2020 WHO member states agree to set up an inquiry into the global response to the pandemic, including looking at the WHO itself
  • 2021 Detroit Tigers pitcher Spencer Turnbull no-hits Seattle Mariners, 5-0 at Comerica Park, Detroit
  • 2021 India records the highest recorded daily COVID-19 death toll to date in the world with 4,529 deaths

Event of Interest

2022 Amid a nationwide US baby formula shortage, President Joe Biden invokes the Defense Production Act, requiring suppliers to fulfil orders to baby formula manufacturers first [1]

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

2023 Final Indiana Jones film "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" premieres at the Cannes Film Festival, starring Harrison Ford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, directed by James Mangold and executive produced by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas

  • 2023 Harrison Ford is presented with an honorary Palme d'Or lifetime achievement award at the Cannes Film Festival in France