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August 18th, 2007 (August 18 2007)DeathMichael Deaver, Reagan Administration Deputy White House Chief of Staff (born in 1938)
August 18th, 2006 (August 18 2006)DeathFernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor (born in 1934)
August 18th, 2006 (August 18 2006)DeathJamie Astaphan, Caribbean-born physician (born in 1946)
August 18th, 2005 (August 18 2005)EventDennis Rader is sentenced to 175 years in prison for the BTK serial killings.
August 18th, 2005 (August 18 2005)EventMassive power blackout hits the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people.
August 18th, 2005 (August 18 2005)DeathChristopher Bauman, American wrestler (born in 1982)
August 18th, 2005 (August 18 2005)DeathGao Xiumin, Chinese comedy actress (born in 1959)
August 18th, 2004 (August 18 2004)EventIn Dublin, Ireland the Dublin Port Tunnel excavation works are completed.
August 18th, 2004 (August 18 2004)DeathElmer Bernstein, American composer (born in 1922)
August 18th, 2004 (August 18 2004)DeathHiram Fong, former U.S. Senator from Hawaii (born in 1906)
August 18th, 2003 (August 18 2003)DeathTony Jackson, English musician (The Searchers) (born in 1938)
August 18th, 2002 (August 18 2002)DeathDean Riesner, American film and television writer (born in 1918)
August 18th, 2001 (August 18 2001)DeathDavid Peakall, British scientist (born in 1931)
August 18th, 2000 (August 18 2000)EventFederal jury found the US EPA guilty of discrimination against Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, later inspiring passage of the No FEAR Act.
August 18th, 1998 (August 18 1998)DeathPersis Khambatta, Indian actress (born in 1950)
August 18th, 1995 (August 18 1995)BirthParker McKenna Posey, American actress
August 18th, 1994 (August 18 1994)DeathMartin Cahill, The General, infamous Dublin criminal (born in 1949)
August 18th, 1992 (August 18 1992)EventWang Laboratories files for bankruptcy.An Wang Quotes
August 18th, 1992 (August 18 1992)BirthFrances Bean Cobain, daughter Kurt Cobain and Courtney LoveCourtney Love Quotes
August 18th, 1992 (August 18 1992)BirthRiko Narumi, Japanese actress
August 18th, 1992 (August 18 1992)DeathJohn Sturges, American film director (born in 1911)
August 18th, 1990 (August 18 1990)DeathGrethe Ingmann, Danish singer (born in 1938)
August 18th, 1990 (August 18 1990)DeathB.F. Skinner, American psychological theorist (born in 1904)
August 18th, 1989 (August 18 1989)EventLeading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galan is assassinated near Bogota in Colombia.
August 18th, 1987 (August 18 1987)BirthMika Boorem, American actress
August 18th, 1984 (August 18 1984)BirthRobert Huth, German footballer
August 18th, 1983 (August 18 1983)EventHurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 22 people and causing over USD $1 billion in damage (1983 dollars).
August 18th, 1983 (August 18 1983)BirthKris Boyd, Scottish footballer
August 18th, 1983 (August 18 1983)BirthMichael Montgomery, American football player
August 18th, 1983 (August 18 1983)BirthMica Penniman (Mika), Lebanese-born musician
August 18th, 1983 (August 18 1983)BirthDaniel Keith Swain (Danny!), American record producer/hip-hop artist
August 18th, 1983 (August 18 1983)DeathNikolaus Pevsner, German-born art historian (born in 1902)
August 18th, 1982 (August 18 1982)EventJapanese election law is amended to allow for proportional representation.
August 18th, 1981 (August 18 1981)BirthCesar Delgado, Argentine footballer
August 18th, 1981 (August 18 1981)BirthJonathan Schneck, American musician (Relient K)
August 18th, 1981 (August 18 1981)DeathAnita Loos, American screenwriter (born in 1889)
August 18th, 1980 (August 18 1980)BirthEsteban Cambiasso, Argentine footballer
August 18th, 1980 (August 18 1980)BirthPreeti Jhangiani, Indian actress
August 18th, 1980 (August 18 1980)BirthRob Nguyen, Australian racing driver
August 18th, 1980 (August 18 1980)BirthAthina Papayianni, Greek race walker
August 18th, 1980 (August 18 1980)BirthJeremy Shockey, American football Tight End
August 18th, 1979 (August 18 1979)BirthSelena Silver, pornographic actress
August 18th, 1978 (August 18 1978)BirthAndy Samberg, American comedian
August 18th, 1977 (August 18 1977)EventSteve Biko was arrested at a police roadblock under the Terrorism Act No 83 of 1967 in King William s Town, South Africa. He would later die of the injuries sustained during this arrest bringing attention to apartheid.William King Quotes
August 18th, 1977 (August 18 1977)BirthRegine Chassagne, member of the Canadian rock band Arcade Fire
August 18th, 1976 (August 18 1976)EventIn the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjeom, the Axe Murder Incident results in the death of two US soldiers.
August 18th, 1976 (August 18 1976)BirthDaphnee Duplaix Samuel, American actress, Playboy Playmate
August 18th, 1972 (August 18 1972)BirthKeiko Yamada, Japanese singer
August 18th, 1972 (August 18 1972)BirthLeo Ku, Hong Kong singer
August 18th, 1972 (August 18 1972)BirthShaun Wilson, Australian artist
August 18th, 1971 (August 18 1971)EventVietnam War: Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam.
August 18th, 1971 (August 18 1971)BirthRichard D James, Irish-born musician (Aphex Twin)
August 18th, 1971 (August 18 1971)BirthJacob Vargas, American actor
August 18th, 1970 (August 18 1970)BirthJessica Hsuan, Hong Kong actress
August 18th, 1970 (August 18 1970)BirthMalcolm-Jamal Warner, American actor
August 18th, 1969 (August 18 1969)EventJimi Hendrix plays the unofficial last day of Woodstock.Jimi Hendrix Quotes
August 18th, 1969 (August 18 1969)BirthMasta Killa, American rapper
August 18th, 1969 (August 18 1969)BirthEverlast, American musician
August 18th, 1969 (August 18 1969)BirthEdward Norton, American actor
August 18th, 1969 (August 18 1969)BirthChristian Slater, American actor
August 18th, 1968 (August 18 1968)BirthLee Seung-yeon, South Korean actress
August 18th, 1968 (August 18 1968)BirthDan Peters, American musician
August 18th, 1967 (August 18 1967)BirthBrian Michael Bendis, American comic book writer
August 18th, 1967 (August 18 1967)BirthDaler Mehndi, Indian bhangra/pop singer
August 18th, 1966 (August 18 1966)EventVietnam War: The Battle of Long Tan occurs, when a patrol of Royal Australian Regiment encounter the Viet Cong.
August 18th, 1966 (August 18 1966)BirthGustavo Charif, Argentine artist
August 18th, 1966 (August 18 1966)BirthKang Soo-yeon, South Korean actress
August 18th, 1965 (August 18 1965)EventVietnam War: Operation Starlite beginsUnited States Marines destroy a Viet Cong stronghold on the Van Tuong peninsula in the first major American ground battle of the war.
August 18th, 1965 (August 18 1965)BirthKoji Kikkawa, Japanese singer
August 18th, 1965 (August 18 1965)BirthJim Florentine, American comedian
August 18th, 1964 (August 18 1964)BirthEdith Frost, American singer/songwriter
August 18th, 1963 (August 18 1963)EventAmerican civil rights movement: James Meredith becomes the first black person to graduate from the University of Mississippi.
August 18th, 1963 (August 18 1963)DeathClifford Odets, American playwright (born in 1906)
August 18th, 1962 (August 18 1962)BirthFelipe Calderon, President of Mexico
August 18th, 1962 (August 18 1962)BirthGeoff Courtnall, Canadian ice hockey player
August 18th, 1961 (August 18 1961)BirthBob Woodruff, American journalist, anchor
August 18th, 1960 (August 18 1960)BirthFat Lever, American basketball player
August 18th, 1960 (August 18 1960)BirthMike LaValliere, baseball player
August 18th, 1959 (August 18 1959)BirthTom Prichard, American wrestler
August 18th, 1958 (August 18 1958)EventVladimir Nabokov s controversial novel Lolita is published in the United States.Vladimir Nabokov Quotes
August 18th, 1958 (August 18 1958)BirthMadeleine Stowe, American actressMadeleine Stowe Quotes
August 18th, 1957 (August 18 1957)BirthCarole Bouquet, French actress
August 18th, 1957 (August 18 1957)BirthDenis Leary, American comedian and actor
August 18th, 1956 (August 18 1956)BirthJohn Debney, American composer
August 18th, 1956 (August 18 1956)BirthJon "Bermuda" Schwartz, American musician
August 18th, 1955 (August 18 1955)BirthTaher ElGamal, Egyptian scientist
August 18th, 1953 (August 18 1953)BirthLouie Gohmert, American politician
August 18th, 1952 (August 18 1952)BirthElayne Boosler, American comedian
August 18th, 1952 (August 18 1952)BirthPatrick Swayze, American actor
August 18th, 1952 (August 18 1952)BirthRicky Villa, Argentine former footballer
August 18th, 1952 (August 18 1952)DeathAlberto Hurtado Cruchaga, Chilean Jesuit saint (born in 1901)
August 18th, 1950 (August 18 1950)EventJulien Lahaut, the chairman of the Communist Party of Belgium is assassinated by far-right elements.
August 18th, 1949 (August 18 1949)BirthRudy Hartono, Indonesian badminton player
August 18th, 1949 (August 18 1949)DeathPaul Mares, American musician (born in 1900)
August 18th, 1948 (August 18 1948)BirthJoseph Marcell, British actor
August 18th, 1945 (August 18 1945)BirthBarbara Harris, American singer (Toys)
August 18th, 1943 (August 18 1943)BirthMartin Mull, American comedian
August 18th, 1943 (August 18 1943)BirthGianni Rivera, Italian footballer and politician
August 18th, 1943 (August 18 1943)BirthCarl Wayne, English singer (died in 2004)
August 18th, 1943 (August 18 1943)DeathAli-Agha Shikhlinski, Russian-Azerbaijani general (born in 1865)
August 18th, 1942 (August 18 1942)DeathRafaela Ottiano, Italian-born American actress (born in 1888)
August 18th, 1941 (August 18 1941)EventAdolf Hitler orders a temporary halt to Nazi Germany s systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and handicapped due to protests.Adolf Hitler Quotes
August 18th, 1940 (August 18 1940)DeathWalter P. Chrysler, American automobile executive (born in 1875)
August 18th, 1939 (August 18 1939)BirthHarald Heide-Steen Jr., Norwegian actor and comedian (died in 2008)
August 18th, 1939 (August 18 1939)BirthRobert Horton, British businessman
August 18th, 1939 (August 18 1939)BirthJohnny Preston, American singer
August 18th, 1938 (August 18 1938)EventThe Thousand Islands Bridge, connecting New York State, United States with Ontario, Canada over the St. Lawrence River, is dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
August 18th, 1936 (August 18 1936)BirthRobert Redford, American actor
August 18th, 1935 (August 18 1935)BirthRafer Johnson, American athlete
August 18th, 1935 (August 18 1935)BirthHoward Morrison, New Zealand entertainer
August 18th, 1934 (August 18 1934)BirthVincent Bugliosi, American attorney
August 18th, 1934 (August 18 1934)BirthRoberto Clemente, Puerto Rican baseball player and humanitarian (died in 1972)
August 18th, 1934 (August 18 1934)BirthRonnie Carroll, British singer
August 18th, 1933 (August 18 1933)BirthRoman Polanski, French-born director and actorRoman Polanski Quotes
August 18th, 1933 (August 18 1933)BirthJust Fontaine, French footballer
August 18th, 1932 (August 18 1932)BirthWilliam R. Bennett, Premier of British Columbia
August 18th, 1931 (August 18 1931)BirthBramwell Tillsley, Canadian Salvation Army general
August 18th, 1931 (August 18 1931)BirthDick White, English footballer
August 18th, 1930 (August 18 1930)BirthLiviu Librescu, Israeli professor, killed in the Virginia Tech massacre
August 18th, 1929 (August 18 1929)BirthHugues Aufray, French singer
August 18th, 1928 (August 18 1928)BirthMarge Schott, baseball team owner (died in 2004)
August 18th, 1927 (August 18 1927)BirthRosalynn Carter, First Lady of the United States
August 18th, 1925 (August 18 1925)BirthBrian Aldiss, English writerBrian Aldiss Quotes
August 18th, 1925 (August 18 1925)BirthPierre Grondin, French Canadian cardiac surgeon (died in 2006)
August 18th, 1922 (August 18 1922)BirthAlain Robbe-Grillet, French writer
August 18th, 1921 (August 18 1921)BirthZdzislaw Zygulski, Jr., Polish art historian
August 18th, 1920 (August 18 1920)EventNineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution ratified, guaranteeing women s suffrage.
August 18th, 1920 (August 18 1920)BirthBob Kennedy, baseball player (died in 2005)
August 18th, 1920 (August 18 1920)BirthShelley Winters, American actress (died in 2006)
August 18th, 1919 (August 18 1919)DeathJoseph E. Seagram, Canadian distillery founder (born in 1841)
August 18th, 1918 (August 18 1918)BirthWalter Joseph Hickel, American politician
August 18th, 1918 (August 18 1918)BirthCisco Houston, American folk singer (died in 1961)
August 18th, 1917 (August 18 1917)EventA Great Fire in Thessaloniki, Greece destroys 32% of the city leaving 70,000 individuals homeless.
August 18th, 1917 (August 18 1917)BirthCaspar Weinberger, American politician (died in 2006)Ric Berger Quotes
August 18th, 1916 (August 18 1916)BirthDame Moura Lympany, British pianist (died in 2005)
August 18th, 1915 (August 18 1915)BirthMax Lanier, baseball player (died in 2007)
August 18th, 1913 (August 18 1913)BirthRomain Maes, Belgian cyclist (died in 1983)
August 18th, 1909 (August 18 1909)EventTokyo mayor Yukio Ozaki presents Washington, D.C. with 2,000 cherry trees, which President Taft decides to plant near the Potomac River.
August 18th, 1909 (August 18 1909)BirthGerard Filion, French Canadian businessman and journalist (died in 2005)
August 18th, 1908 (August 18 1908)BirthEdgar Faure, French politician and historian (died in 1988)
August 18th, 1906 (August 18 1906)BirthMarcel Carne, French film director (died in 1996)
August 18th, 1904 (August 18 1904)EventChris Watson resigns as Prime Minister of Australia and is succeeded by George Reid.
August 18th, 1904 (August 18 1904)BirthMax Factor, Polish-born cosmetics entrepreneur (died in 1996)
August 18th, 1903 (August 18 1903)EventGerman engineer Karl Jatho allegedly flies his self-made, motored gliding airplane four months before the first flight of the Wright Brothers.
August 18th, 1903 (August 18 1903)BirthLucienne Boyer, French singer (died in 1983)
August 18th, 1902 (August 18 1902)BirthAdamson-Eric, Estonian painter (died in 1968)
August 18th, 1900 (August 18 1900)BirthGlenn Albert Black, American archaeologist (died in 1964)
August 18th, 1896 (August 18 1896)BirthJack Pickford, Canadian-born actor (died in 1933)
August 18th, 1893 (August 18 1893)BirthErnest MacMillan, Canadian musician (died in 1973)
August 18th, 1893 (August 18 1893)BirthBurleigh Grimes, baseball player (died in 1985)
August 18th, 1891 (August 18 1891)EventMajor hurricane strikes Martinique, leaving 700 dead.
August 18th, 1890 (August 18 1890)BirthWalther Funk, German Nazi politician (died in 1960)Walther Funk Quotes
August 18th, 1879 (August 18 1879)BirthAleksandr Rodzyanko, Russian general (died in 1970)
August 18th, 1877 (August 18 1877)EventAsaph Hall discovers Martian moon Phobos.
August 18th, 1870 (August 18 1870)EventFranco-Prussian War: Battle of Gravelotte is fought.
August 18th, 1870 (August 18 1870)BirthLavr Georgevich Kornilov, Russian general (died in 1918)
August 18th, 1868 (August 18 1868)EventFrench astronomer Pierre Jules Cesar Janssen discovers helium.
August 18th, 1864 (August 18 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of Globe TavernUnion forces try to cut a vital Confederate supply-line into Petersburg, Virginia, by attacking the Weldon Railroad.
August 18th, 1857 (August 18 1857)BirthLibert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate (died in 1926)
August 18th, 1855 (August 18 1855)BirthAlfred Wallis, English artist and mariner (died in 1942)
August 18th, 1850 (August 18 1850)DeathHonore de Balzac, French writer (born in 1799)Honore de Balzac Quotes
August 18th, 1848 (August 18 1848)EventCamila O Gorman and Ladislao Gutierrez executed on orders by Argentine dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas.
August 18th, 1842 (August 18 1842)DeathLouis de Freycinet, French explorer (born in 1779)
August 18th, 1841 (August 18 1841)BirthWilliam Halford, American naval officer (died in 1919)
August 18th, 1838 (August 18 1838)EventThe Wilkes Expedition, which would explore the Puget Sound and Antarctica, weighs anchor at Hampton Roads in 1838
August 18th, 1830 (August 18 1830)BirthEmperor Franz Josef I of Austria (died in 1916)
August 18th, 1822 (August 18 1822)BirthIsaac P. Rodman, American Union general (died in 1862)
August 18th, 1819 (August 18 1819)BirthGrand Duchess Maria Nikolaievna, Duchess of Leuchtenberg (died in 1876)
August 18th, 1815 (August 18 1815)DeathChauncey Goodrich, American politician (born in 1759)
August 18th, 1809 (August 18 1809)DeathMatthew Boulton, English manufacturer and engineer (born in 1728)
August 18th, 1803 (August 18 1803)BirthNathan Clifford, American statesman, diplomat, and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (died in 1881)
August 18th, 1792 (August 18 1792)BirthJohn Russell, 1st Earl Russell, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (died in 1878)John Russell Quotes
August 18th, 1775 (August 18 1775)EventThe Spanish established a presidio (fort) and the town came to be called Tucson, Arizona.
August 18th, 1774 (August 18 1774)BirthMeriwether Lewis, American explorer (died in 1809)
August 18th, 1765 (August 18 1765)DeathFrancis I, Holy Roman Emperor (born in 1708)
August 18th, 1754 (August 18 1754)BirthFrancois, marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat, French general (died in 1833)
August 18th, 1750 (August 18 1750)BirthAntonio Salieri, Italian composer (died in 1825)
August 18th, 1720 (August 18 1720)BirthLaurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers, English murderer (died in 1760)
August 18th, 1712 (August 18 1712)DeathRichard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldierRichard Savage Quotes
August 18th, 1707 (August 18 1707)DeathWilliam Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English soldier and statesman (born in 1640) Devo Quotes
August 18th, 1692 (August 18 1692)BirthLouis Henri, Duc de Bourbon, Prime Minister of France (died in 1740)
August 18th, 1685 (August 18 1685)BirthBrook Taylor, English mathematician (died in 1731)
August 18th, 1683 (August 18 1683)DeathCharles Hart, English actor (born in 1625)
August 18th, 1657 (August 18 1657)BirthFerdinando Galli Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (died in 1743)
August 18th, 1645 (August 18 1645)DeathEudoxia Streshneva, Tsarina of Mikhail I of Russia (born in 1608)
August 18th, 1642 (August 18 1642)DeathGuido Reni, Italian painter (born in 1575)
August 18th, 1636 (August 18 1636)EventThe Covenant of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts was first signed.
August 18th, 1634 (August 18 1634)EventUrbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, burned alive in Loudun, France.
August 18th, 1634 (August 18 1634)DeathUrbain Grandier, French priest (born in 1590)
August 18th, 1620 (August 18 1620)DeathWanli, Emperor of China (born in 1563)
August 18th, 1613 (August 18 1613)DeathGiovanni Artusi, Italian composer
August 18th, 1611 (August 18 1611)BirthLudwika Maria Gonzaga, queen of Poland (died in 1650)
August 18th, 1606 (August 18 1606)BirthMaria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary (died in 1646)
August 18th, 1605 (August 18 1605)BirthHenry Hammond, English churchman (died in 1660)
August 18th, 1596 (August 18 1596)BirthJean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (died in 1665)
August 18th, 1590 (August 18 1590)EventJohn White, the governor of the Colony of Roanoke, returns from a supply-trip to England and finds his settlement deserted.
August 18th, 1587 (August 18 1587)EventVirginia Dare, granddaughter of Gov. John White of the Colony of Roanoke, becomes the first English child born in the Americas.
August 18th, 1587 (August 18 1587)EventSaul Wahl was elected King of Poland, according to legend.
August 18th, 1587 (August 18 1587)BirthVirginia Dare, first English child born in North America (died in 1588)
August 18th, 1579 (August 18 1579)BirthCharlotte Flandrina of Nassau, Roman Catholic nun (died 1640)
August 18th, 1572 (August 18 1572)EventWedding in Paris of the Huguenot King Henry IV of Navarre with Marguerite de Valois, in a supposed attempt to reconcile Protestants and Catholics.
August 18th, 1563 (August 18 1563)DeathEtienne de La Boetie, French judge and writer (born in 1530)
August 18th, 1559 (August 18 1559)DeathPope Paul IV (born in 1476)
August 18th, 1541 (August 18 1541)EventA Portuguese ship drifts ashore in the ancient Japanese province of Higo (modern day Kumamoto Prefecture). (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1541)
August 18th, 1503 (August 18 1503)DeathPope Alexander VI (born in 1431)Alexander Pope Quotes
August 18th, 1450 (August 18 1450)BirthMarko Marulic, Croatian poet (died in 1524)
August 18th, 1430 (August 18 1430)DeathThomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (drowned) (born in 1406)
August 18th, 1414 (August 18 1414)BirthJami, Persian poet (died in 1492)
August 18th, 1318 (August 18 1318)DeathClare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268)
August 18th, 1276 (August 18 1276)DeathPope Adrian V
August 18th, 1258 (August 18 1258)DeathTheodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea
August 18th, 1227 (August 18 1227)DeathGenghis Khan, Khagan of Mongol EmpireGenghis Khan Quotes
August 18th, 1201 (August 18 1201)EventThe city of Riga is founded.
August 18th, 0849 (August 18 0849)DeathWalafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian
August 18th, 0472 (August 18 0472)DeathRicimer, Roman general
August 18th, 0353 (August 18 0353)DeathDecentius, Roman usurper
August 18th, 0293 (August 18 0293)EventThe oldest known Roman temple to Venus was founded, starting the institution of Vinalia Rustica.

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