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Notable Historical Events for October 18th

1974Chicago Bull Nate Thurmond becomes 1st in NBA to complete a quadruple double-22 pts, 14 rebounds, 13 assists & 12 blocks

1942Hitler orders captured allied commandos to be killed

1855Franz Liszt's "Prometheus," premieres

2007After 8 years in exile, Benazir Bhutto returns to her homeland Pakistan. The same night, suicide attackers blow themselves up near Bhutto's convoy, killing over 100 in the cheering crowd, including 20 police officers. Bhutto escaped uninjured.

1950Connie Mack retires as manager of A's after 50 years

1962Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Let's Dance"

1970Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic

2009QB Tom Brady throws five second quarter touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans, an NFL record for touchdown passes in one quarter

1977Reggie Jackson hits 3 consecutive homers tying Ruth's series record

1962JFK meets Soviet minister of foreign affairs Andrei Gromyko

October 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 18th

1960Jean-Claude Van Damme, Brussels Belgian, actor (Kickboxer, No Retreat)

1939Lee Harvey Oswald, New Orleans, Louisiana, assassin (JFK), (d. 1963)

1919Pierre Trudeau, Montreal Quebec, 15th Prime Minister of Canada

1956Martina Navratilova, Revnice Czech, tennis (Wimbledon 1989,79,82-87)

1939Mike Ditka, Carnegie Pennsylvania, NFL coach/tight-end (Bears, Cowboys, NFL rookie year 1961)

1935Peter Boyle, Norristown Pennsylvania, American actor (Joe, Candidate, Everybody Loves Raymond)

October 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 18th

1970Actor Lee Marvin (46) weds radio producer Pamela Marvin (40)

1869Sardinia king Victor Emmanuel II (49) weds his mistress Rosa Vercellana (36) in Italy

1926Communist revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh (36) weds midwife Zeng Xueming (21) in Guangzhou

2008Tennis player Michael Chang (35) weds fellow tennis player Amber Liu (24) at Lake Hills Community Church in Laguna Hills, California

October 18th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 18th

1931Thomas Alva Edison, inventor, dies in West Orange, NJ, at 84

1982Bess Truman, 1st lady (1945-53), dies in Independence, Mo at 97

October 18th Deaths
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