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 This day in History - October 18
389 Historic Events for October 18
1953

WTVK TV channel 26 in Knoxville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting

Event
1953

Willie Thrower becomes 1st black NFL quarterback in modern times

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1953

Douwe Kalma, Fries literature/christian-socialist, dies at 57

Death
1953

Federico Gerdes, composer, dies at 80

Death
1954

WBTW TV channel 13 in Florence, SC (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

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1954

WNBC radio changes call letters to WRCA (NYC)

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1954

Hurricane Hazel (3rd of 1954) becomes most severe to hit US

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1955

University of California discovers anti-proton

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1955

Jos‚ Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher, dies at 72

Death
1955

Track and Field names Jesse Owens all-time track athelete

Event
1956

Martina Navratilova, Revnice Czech, tennis (Wimbledon 1989,79,82-87)

Birth
1957

Jon Lindstrom, Medford Ore, actor (Kevin Collins-General Hospital)

Birth
1958

Hal Haenel, St Louis Mo, star yachter (Olympics-8th-1988, 92, 96)

Birth
1958

James M Talent, (Rep-R-Missouri)

Birth
1958

Kjell Samuelsson, Tyngsryd Swe, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers)

Birth
1958

Jean-Claude Van Damme, Brussels Belgium, actor (Kickboxer, No Retreat)

Birth
1960

In Britain, News Chronicle and Daily Mail merge, and London Evening Star merges with Evening News

Event
1960

Casey Stengel retired by NY Yankees (won 10 pennants in 12 years)

Event
1960

Emily Arth, Evanston Ill, playmate (Jun, 1988)

Birth
1960

Doug Lidster, Kamloops, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)

Birth
1961

Emergency crisis proclaimed in South Vietnam due to commun attack

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1961

Erin Moran, Burbank Calif, actress (Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi)

Birth
1961

Eric Jespersen, Port Alberni BC, star yachter (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)

Birth
1961

Wynton Marsalis, New Orleans La, jazz trumpeter (Grammy 1983)

Birth
1961

Gladstone Small, cricketer (in Barbados England quickie with no neck)

Birth