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 This day in History - October 18
389 Historic Events for October 18
1962

US launches Ranger 5 for lunar impact; misses Moon

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1962

Vincent Spano, Brooklyn NY, actor (Alphabet City, Maria's Lovers)

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1962

Jody Anschutz, Minneapolis, LPGA golfer (1987 du Maurier Ltd Classic)

Birth
1962

Dr Watson (US) and Drs Crick and Wilkins (Britain) win Nobel Prize for Medicine for work in determining structure of DNA

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1962

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

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1962

Tony Sheridan and Beat Brothers record "Let's Dance"

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1962

JFK meets Russian minister of Foreign affairs Andrei Gromyko

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1963

Claudio Carneyro, composer, dies at 68

Death
1963

IOC votes Mexico City to host 1968 Olympics

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1964

George Ferris, cricketer (Leewards fast bowler)

Birth
1964

Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

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1964

Etsuko Inoue, Japan, tennis star

Birth
1965

Henry Travers, actor (Bells of St Mary, High Sierra), dies at 91

Death
1965

Frank Hutchens, composer, dies at 73

Death
1965

Fayette Purser, Sydney Australia, golfer (NSW State Rep 1987-88)

Birth
1966

Angela Visser, Neth, Miss Universe (1989)

Birth
1966

Alan Mills, Lakeland Florida, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)

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1966

Jerod Swallow, Ann Arbor Mich, dance skater (and Punsalan-1997 Natls)

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1966

Kristine Middeler, Felicity Oh, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1994)

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1966

Denise Philbrick, LPGA golfer

Birth
1966

"Apple Tree" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 463 performances

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1966

Bill Nestell, US actor (Dangerous Venture), dies of heart attack at 73

Death
1967

Soviet Venera 4 becomes 1st probe to send data back from Venus

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1967

AL votes to allow Athletics to move from KC to Oakland and expand league to 12 teams in 1971 with KC and Seattle teams

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1967

Walt Disney's "Jungle Book" is released

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