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Notable Historical Events for September 18th

1965Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium: Mantle play his 2,000th game

1502Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th & last voyage

96Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated.

1984Tim Raines is 1st player with 4 consecutive 70-stolen-base seasons

1965"I Dream of Jeannie", starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, premieres on NBC

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational

1955Willie Mays hits record tying 9th HR at Ebbets Field (ties Joe Adcock)

1964"The Addams Family", starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, and Jackie Coogan, premieres on ABC

1997Seve Ballesteros & Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame

1956Mickey Mantle is 8th to hit 50 HRs in a seaon

September 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 18th

1905Greta Garbo, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Ninotchka, Grand Hotel, Camille), (d. 1990)

1971Lance Armstrong, Plano Texas, American road cyclist (7 Tour de France wins) barred from sport for using banned drugs

53Trajan, ancient Hispania, XIII Roman Emperor, (Trajan's Forum), (d. 117)

1895John Diefenbaker, Neustadt Ontario, 13th Canadian PM (C) (1957-63)

1950Darryl Sittler, Kitchener Ontario, Canadian ice hockey player

1933Scotty Bowman, Montreal Quebec, NHL player/coach (Montreal Canadians/Detroit Red Wings)

September 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 18th

1920Tennis player champion Molla Mallory (36) weds stock broker Franklin Mallory

1922Nurse Margaret Sanger (43) weds James Noah Henry Slee in Bloomsbury, London

1907Author Arthur Conan Doyle (48) weds Jean Elizabeth Leckie

1955Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara (27) weds Peruvian economist Hilda Gadea (34) in Mexico

1960NBA forward Jerry Lucas (20) weds sophomore Treva Geib

2004Pop star Britney Spears (22) weds rapper-dancer Kevin Federline (26) in Studio City, California

September 18th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 18th

1970Jimi Hendrix, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), dies of a drug overdose at 27

2012Steve Sabol, American filmmaker, dies from brain cancer at 69

September 18th Deaths
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