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 This day in History - August 18
376 Historic Events for August 18
1950

Dennis Elliot, London, rock drummer (Foreigner)

Birth
1950

Lynn Adams, Kingsville TX, LPGA golfer

Birth
1951

Cricket 1st-class debut of Raymond Illingworth

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1951

Greg Pruitt, NFL running back (LA Raiders, Super Bowl XVIII)

Birth
1952

Nicholas John, dramaturge

Birth
1952

Ralph Byrd, actor (Dick Tracy TV Show), dies at 43

Death
1952

Patrick Swayze, Houston Tx, actor/dancer (Dirty Dancing, Ghost)

Birth
1952

Elayne Boosler, Brooklyn NY, comedienne (Broadway Baby, Party of One)

Birth
1954

Umberto Guidoni, Rome Italy, PhD/astronaut (STS 75)

Birth
1954

James E Wilkins is 1st black to attend a US cabinet meeting

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1955

-19] Hurricane Diane, kills 400 in US

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1955

Sjukri al-Quwatli re-elected president of Syria

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1955

46.1 cm rainfall at Westfield, Massachusetts (state record)

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1956

Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel" reaches #1

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1956

Cin Reds (8) and Cubs (2) combine to hit 10 HRs in a 9 inning game

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1956

Sandeep Patil, cricketer (Indian batsman Great 174 v Adelaide 1981)

Birth
1957

Betty Dodd wins LPGA Colonial Golf Open

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1957

Juan-Manuel Fangio, wins his last auto World Championship at 46

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1957

Amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4«")

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1957

Wawrzyniec Jerzy Zulawski, composer, dies at 41

Death
1957

Ron Strykert, Australia, rock guitarist (Men At Work-Who Can it Be)

Birth
1957

Dennis Leary, actor/comic (MTV)

Birth
1957

Carole Bouquest, Paris, actress (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)

Birth
1957

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1958

"Lolita," by Vladimir Nabokov, published

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