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 This day in History - May 18
398 Historic Events for May 18
1974

"Streak" by Ray Stevens hits #1

Event
1974

Daniel R Topping, US owner (NY Yankees), dies at 61

Death
1975

Leroy Anderson, composer, dies at 66

Death
1976

Ron Mercer, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)

Birth
1977

Juventus wins 6th UEFA Cup at Bilbao

Event
1977

Menachem Begin becomes Israel's Prime Minister

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1977

Nightclub in Cincinnati fire kills 164

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1977

A nightclub fire in Cincinnati killed 164

Event
1978

Russian dissident Yuri Orlov exiled to compulsory work

Event
1978

Jennifer Streblow, Oshkosh Wisconsin, Miss America-Wisconsin (1997)

Birth
1978

Italy legalizes abortion

Event
1979

Kaci Thompson, Miss Nevada Teen USA (1997)

Birth
1980

Donna White wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic

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1980

China PR launch 1st intercontinental rocket

Event
1980

Belgium 3rd govt of Martens forms

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1980

Ian Curtis, English rock vocalist (Joy Division), commit suicide at 23

Death
1980

Fernando Belaunde Terry elected president of Peru

Event
1980

Mount St Helens blows its top in Washington State, 60 die

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1981

William Saroyan, US stagewriter (Time of your life), dies at 72

Death
1981

Arthur O'Connell, actor (Mr Peepers, 2nd Hundred Years), dies at 73

Death
1982

Tigers outfielder Larry Herndon is 14th to hit 4 consecutive HRs

Event
1982

Unification Church founder Rev Sun Myung Moon convicted of tax evasion

Event
1983

Senate revises immigration laws, gives millions of illegal aliens legal status under an amnesty program

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1985

1st remote location for "Nightline" (South Africa)

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1985

"One Night In Bangkok" by Murray Head hits #3

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