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May 18th History

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May 18th In Pop Culture History

1910 - The Earth passes through the tail of Halley's Comet.

1926 - In one of the first Media Frenzy's of Popular Culture, Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappeared while visiting a Venice, California beach.

1946 - A UFO, with living creatures inside, was reported by Gosta Carlsson, in Sweden.

1952 - Professor Willard F. Libby determined the age of Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain, England, at 1848 BC, give or take 275 years.

1958 - Team Lotus made its Formula One debut in the Monaco Grand Prix.

1959 # 1 Hit May 18, 1959 - May 31, 1959: Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City

1963 # 1 Hit May 18, 1963 - May 31, 1963: Jimmy Soul - If You Wanna Be Happy

1968 # 1 Hit May 18, 1968 - May 3, 1968: Archie Bell & the Drells - Tighten Up

1974 # 1 Hit May 18, 1974 - June 7, 1974: Ray Stevens - The Streak

1980 (Volcano Eruption) Mount St. Helens in Washington erupted with a 5.1 magnitude, causing a massive avalanche and killed 57 people. David Johnson was a volcanologist studying Mt. St. Helens from 6 miles away when it erupted. He made a transmission stating: "Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it!" as the volcano erupted. The transmission went dead at this point, and his body was never recovered.

1980 - Ian Curtis of post-punk band Joy Division committed suicide. The remaining members went on to form New Order.

1985 # 1 Hit May 18, 1985 - May 24, 1985: Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)

1991 # 1 Hit May 18, 1991 - May 24, 1991: Hi-Five - I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)

1996 # 1 Hit May 18, 1996 - July 12, 1996: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Tha Crossroads

1998 - Murphy Brown TV series ended on CBS.

2001 - Based on William Steig's 1990 children's book, Shrek was released in movie theaters.

2013 # 1 Hit May 18, 2013 - June 21, 2013: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton - Can't Hold Us

May 18th
Celebrity Birthdays

Famous Last Words:

Tina Fey (1970)
Jack Johnson (1975)
George Strait (1952)
Frank Capra (1897 - 1991)
Big Joe Turner (1911)
Tsar Nicholas II (1868)
Bill Everette (1917)
Chow Yun-Fat (1955)
Pope John Paul II (1920 - 2005)
Perry Como (1912 - 2001)
"It's probably just a rash."


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