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Notable Historical Events for May 18th

1977Menachem Begin becomes Prime Minister of Israel

1997Tiger Woods wins Byron Nelson Golf Classic

1896Khodynka Tragedy: A mass panic on Khodynka Field in Moscow during the festivities of the coronation of Russian Tsar Nicholas II results in the deaths of 1,389 people.

1933Tennessee Valley Act (TVA) Act signed by FDR, to build dams

1803Britain declares war on France after Napoleon Bonaparte continues interfering in Italy & Switzerland

1990Jari Kurri sets a record for scoring in a Stanley Cup Finals game, registering three goals and two assists vs the Boston Bruins

2001DreamWorks Pictures "Shrek", starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz in voice-over roles, debuts

1897Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker is published.

1952Professor WF Libby said Stonehedge dates back to 1848 BC

199743rd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by chris johnson

May 18th Historical Events
Date Event
Notable Birthdays on May 18th

1960Jari Kurri, Helsinki Finland, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers)

1946Reggie Jackson, Wyncote Pennsylvania, "Mr October" baseball rightfielder (Yankees, A's)

1920John Paul II, [Karol Wojtyla], Wadowice Poland, 264th Roman Catholic Pope (1978-2005)

1955Yun Fat Chow, Nam Nga Island Hong Kong, actor (Better Tomorrow)

1960Yannick Noah, Sedan France, tennis player (French 1983)

1970Tina Fey, Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania, American writer/actress (Saturday Night Live)

May 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 18th

1996Heavyweight boxer Tommy Morrison (27) weds Dawn Freeman

1964Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (19) weds Margrit Volkmar

May 18th Weddings
Date Event
Notable Deaths on May 18th

1973Jeannette Rankin, 1st Congresswoman (1917-19, 41-43) and pacifist, dies at 92

1995Elizabeth Montgomery, actress (Bewitched), dies of cancer at 62

May 18th Deaths
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