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Notable Historical Events for October 18th

1962JFK meets Soviet minister of foreign affairs Andrei Gromyko

1775African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery.

1969Rod Stewart joins Small Faces

1855Franz Liszt's "Prometheus," premieres

1962Dr Watson (US) & Drs Crick & Wilkins (Britain) win Nobel Prize for Medicine for work in determining structure of DNA

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

1926Frankfurter Zeitung publishes Lenin's political testament

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

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

1970Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic

October 18th Historical Events
Date Event
Notable Birthdays on October 18th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1986"Fleetwood Mac" member Christine McVie (43) weds keyboardist Eduardo Quintela

October 18th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 18th

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

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

October 18th Deaths
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