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May 18th is the 138th day of the year (139th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 227 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this page, we have placed information about May 18th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on May 18th
1048 Omar Khayyam (mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, poet)
1857 Andrew Watson (soccer player - first black international player)
1872 Bertrand Russell (philosopher, mathematician, historian, campaigner)
1895 Augusto César Sandino (Nicaraguan revolutionary leader)
1897 Frank Capra (film director)
1909 Fred Perry (tennis player, table tennis player)
1912 Perry Como (singer)
1912 Walter Sisulu (South African politician)
1919 Margot Fonteyn (ballet dancer)
1920 Pope John Paul II (Pope 1978-2005)
1930 Fred Saberhagen (author)
1942 Nobby Stiles (soccer player)
1955 Chow Yun-fat (actor)
1958 Toyah Willcox (singer, actress, author)
1970 Tina Fey (actress)
1977 Danny Mills (soccer player)
1993 Jessica Watson (youngest person to sail around the world solo)
May 18th in History
1565 Siege of Malta begins as Ottoman forces attempt (but eventually fail) to conquer the island.
1652 Rhode Island makes slavery illegal.
1763 Fire destroys much of Montreal.
1804 Napoleon is proclaimed Emperor of France by the French senate.
1860 Abraham Lincoln wins the Republican Party nomination.
1896 US Supremre Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson that the "separate but equal" doctrine is legal.
1900 UK declares a protectorate over Tonga.
1933 US President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the act creating the Tennessee Valley Authority.
1958 A Lockheed F-104 Starfighter sets a world speed record of 1,404.19 mph (2,259.82 km/h)
1974 India conducts its first atomic bomb test.
1980 Mount St. Helens erupts, killing 57, and causing $2-$3 billion of damage.
1991 Helen Sharman is the first Briton in space.
2005 Hubble space telescope confirms that Pluto has two additional moons: Nix and Hydra.
2009 Sri Lankan Civil War ends with the defeat of the LTTE.
2012 Facebook, Inc. has its Initial Public Offering and begins trading on NASDAQ.
May 18th is also
Feast of Saint Felix of Cantalice (Catholicism)
People born on May 18th are Taurus
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