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 This day in History - August 18
376 Historic Events for August 18
1974

Shivnarine Chanderpaul, cricketer (WI left-handed batsman 1994-)

Birth
1974

Sekou Soumah, soccer player (Willem II)

Birth
1976

Tom Malchow, US, 200m butterfly/free (Olympics-silver-96)

Birth
1976

Daphnee Lynn Duplaix, Manhattan NY, playmate (July 1997)

Birth
1976

USSR's Luna 24 soft-lands on Moon

Event
1977

Tibor D‚ry, writer, dies at 82

Death
1977

2 girls are killed by a runaway car outside of Graceland

Event
1977

Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton throws his NL record tying 5th one-hitter

Event
1978

Memphis Tenn settles with striking police officers and firefighters

Event
1979

Iran Ayatollah Khomeini demands Saint War against Kurds

Event
1979

Nick Lowe marries singer Carlene Carter

Event
1979

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1980

KC Royals' George Brett, batting avg reach .400

Event
1980

Norman Cazden, composer, dies at 65

Death
1981

Anita Loos, US (stage)author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 88

Death
1981

Football running back, Herschel Walker, of U of Georgia, takes out a Lloyd's of London insurance policy for $1 million

Event
1981

Jerry Lewis appears on "Donahue" to defend Telethons

Event
1981

"My Fair Lady" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 119 performances

Event
1982

Beverly Bayne, actress (Romeo and Juliet, Passionate Youth), dies at 87

Death
1982

1st time NYSE tops 100 M figure, 132.69 M shares traded

Event
1982

NYSE sets trading record of 132,690,000 shares traded

Event
1982

LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game started 8/17)

Event
1982

Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago IL, ends after 22 innings - before LA Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started Aug 17th)

Event
1982

Pete Rose sets record with his 13,941st plate appearance

Event
1983

Samantha Druce, age 12y 119d is youngest woman to swim English Channel

Event