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December 18th, 2007 (December 18 2007)EventProgress on upcoming novel, Revolver Evolver begin by Nicholas Ortiz, a Los Angeles-based writer.
December 18th, 2007 (December 18 2007)DeathGerald Le Dain, Canadian Supreme Court judge (born in 1924)
December 18th, 2007 (December 18 2007)DeathJack Linkletter, American television host, son of Art Linkletter (born in 1937)
December 18th, 2007 (December 18 2007)DeathBill Strauss, American writer on generations, satirist, and founder of the Capitol Steps (born in 1947)
December 18th, 2006 (December 18 2006)DeathJoseph Barbera, American cartoonist (born in 1911)
December 18th, 2006 (December 18 2006)DeathRuth Bernhard, American photographer (1905)
December 18th, 2006 (December 18 2006)DeathMike Dickin, British radio broadcaster (born in 1943)
December 18th, 2006 (December 18 2006)DeathShaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani author, journalist and political activist (born in 1923)
December 18th, 2005 (December 18 2005)DeathAlan Voorhees, American engineer and urban planner (born in 1922)
December 18th, 2004 (December 18 2004)DeathAnthony Sampson, British journalist and biographer (born in 1926)
December 18th, 2002 (December 18 2002)Event2003 California recall: Then Governor of California Gray Davis announces that the state would face a record budget deficit of $35 billion, roughly double the figure reported during his reelection campaign one month earlier.
December 18th, 2002 (December 18 2002)DeathRay Hnatyshyn, Governor-General of Canada (born in 1934)Gene Ray Quotes
December 18th, 2002 (December 18 2002)DeathWayne Owens, former U.S. Congressman (D-Utah) (born in 1937)
December 18th, 2001 (December 18 2001)DeathGilbert Becaud, French singer (born in 1927)
December 18th, 2001 (December 18 2001)DeathDimitris Dragatakis, Greek composer (born in 1914)
December 18th, 2000 (December 18 2000)DeathStan Fox, American race car driver (born in 1952)
December 18th, 2000 (December 18 2000)DeathRandolph Apperson Hearst, son of W. Randolph Hearst and father of Patty (born in 1915)
December 18th, 2000 (December 18 2000)DeathKirsty MacColl, English singer and songwriter (born in 1959)
December 18th, 1999 (December 18 1999)EventNASA launches into orbit the Terra platform carrying five Earth Observation instruments, including ASTER, CERES, MISR, MODIS and MOPITT.
December 18th, 1999 (December 18 1999)DeathRobert Bresson, French film director (born in 1907)
December 18th, 1998 (December 18 1998)DeathLev Demin, Soviet cosmonaut (born in 1926)
December 18th, 1997 (December 18 1997)EventHTML 4.0 is published by the World Wide Web Consortium.
December 18th, 1997 (December 18 1997)DeathChris Farley, American actor and comedian (born in 1964)
December 18th, 1996 (December 18 1996)EventThe Oakland, California school board passes a resolution officially declaring "Ebonics" a language or dialect.
December 18th, 1996 (December 18 1996)DeathYulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist (born in 1904)
December 18th, 1995 (December 18 1995)DeathKonrad Zuse, German engineer and computing pioneer (born in 1910)
December 18th, 1995 (December 18 1995)DeathBrian Brockless, English organist ([[born in 1926)
December 18th, 1994 (December 18 1994)DeathRoger Apery, Greek-French mathematician (born in 1916)
December 18th, 1993 (December 18 1993)DeathCharizma, American rapper (born in 1973)
December 18th, 1993 (December 18 1993)DeathSam Wanamaker, American actor (born in 1919)
December 18th, 1992 (December 18 1992)DeathMark Goodson, American game show producer (born in 1915)
December 18th, 1991 (December 18 1991)DeathGeorge Abecassis, English Formula 1 driver (born in 1913)
December 18th, 1990 (December 18 1990)DeathAnne Revere, American actress (born in 1903)
December 18th, 1990 (December 18 1990)DeathPaul Tortelier, French cellist and composer (born in 1914)
December 18th, 1989 (December 18 1989)EventThe European Community and the Soviet Union sign an agreement on trade and commercial and economic cooperation.[1]
December 18th, 1989 (December 18 1989)BirthAshley Benson, American actress
December 18th, 1989 (December 18 1989)BirthAshley Slanina-Davies, Hollyoaks actress
December 18th, 1987 (December 18 1987)EventLarry Wall releases the first version of the Perl programming language.Larry Wall Quotes
December 18th, 1987 (December 18 1987)EventIvan Boesky is sentenced to three years in prison for insider trading.
December 18th, 1987 (December 18 1987)BirthMiki Ando, Japanese figure skater
December 18th, 1987 (December 18 1987)BirthAyaka, Japanese singer
December 18th, 1987 (December 18 1987)BirthFernando Jara, Panamanian-American jockey
December 18th, 1987 (December 18 1987)DeathConny Plank, German record producer and musician (born in 1940)
December 18th, 1985 (December 18 1985)BirthTara Conner, 2006 Miss USA
December 18th, 1985 (December 18 1985)BirthHana Soukupova, Czech supermodel
December 18th, 1985 (December 18 1985)DeathXuan Di?u, Vietnamese poet (born in 1916)
December 18th, 1983 (December 18 1983)BirthDarren Carter, English footballer
December 18th, 1983 (December 18 1983)BirthSteph Jones, American R&B singer
December 18th, 1982 (December 18 1982)BirthDave Luetkenhoelter, American bassist (Kutless)
December 18th, 1982 (December 18 1982)DeathHans-Ulrich Rudel, German pilot (born in 1916)
December 18th, 1980 (December 18 1980)BirthChristina Aguilera, American singerChristina Aguilera Quotes
December 18th, 1980 (December 18 1980)DeathAlexei Kosygin, Premier of the USSR (born in 1904)
December 18th, 1979 (December 18 1979)BirthCarlos, Portuguese footballer
December 18th, 1978 (December 18 1978)BirthDaniel Cleary, Canadian ice hockey player
December 18th, 1978 (December 18 1978)BirthAli Curtis, American soccer player
December 18th, 1978 (December 18 1978)BirthKatie Holmes, American actress
December 18th, 1977 (December 18 1977)BirthJose Acevedo, Dominican baseball player
December 18th, 1976 (December 18 1976)BirthKoyuki, Japanese actress and model
December 18th, 1975 (December 18 1975)BirthTrish Stratus, Canadian professional wrestler
December 18th, 1975 (December 18 1975)BirthMasaki Sumitani, Japanese comedian Saki Quotes
December 18th, 1975 (December 18 1975)DeathTheodosius Dobzhansky, Ukrainian geneticist (born in 1900)
December 18th, 1974 (December 18 1974)BirthPeter Boulware, American football player
December 18th, 1974 (December 18 1974)BirthKari Byron, artist and television personality
December 18th, 1974 (December 18 1974)BirthEuroboy, Norwegian musician (Turbonegro)
December 18th, 1974 (December 18 1974)BirthBill Duggan, American television actor and host
December 18th, 1974 (December 18 1974)DeathHarry Hooper, American baseball player (born in 1887)
December 18th, 1973 (December 18 1973)EventSoviet Soyuz Programme: Soyuz 13, crewed by cosmonauts Valentin Lebedev and Pyotr Klimuk, is launched from Baikonur in the Soviet Union. Bede Quotes
December 18th, 1973 (December 18 1973)DeathAllama Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani scholar, orator and philosopher (born in 1908) Philo Quotes
December 18th, 1972 (December 18 1972)EventVietnam War: President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will engage North Vietnam in Operation Linebacker II, a series of Christmas bombings, after peace talks collapsed with North Vietnam on the 13th.
December 18th, 1972 (December 18 1972)BirthDJ Lethal, Latvian-born American DJ (House of Pain, Limp Bizkit)
December 18th, 1972 (December 18 1972)BirthRaymond Herrera, American drummer (Fear Factory) and businessman
December 18th, 1971 (December 18 1971)BirthBarkha Dutt, Indian journalist
December 18th, 1971 (December 18 1971)BirthNoriko Matsueda, Japanese composer
December 18th, 1971 (December 18 1971)BirthArantxa Sanchez Vicario, Spanish tennis player
December 18th, 1971 (December 18 1971)DeathBobby Jones, American golfer (born in 1902)
December 18th, 1971 (December 18 1971)DeathDiana Lynn, American actress (born in 1926)
December 18th, 1970 (December 18 1970)BirthAnthony Catanzaro, American fitness model
December 18th, 1970 (December 18 1970)BirthCowboy Troy, American rapper
December 18th, 1970 (December 18 1970)BirthDMX, American rapper and actor
December 18th, 1970 (December 18 1970)BirthMiles Marshall Lewis, American author
December 18th, 1970 (December 18 1970)BirthVictoria Pratt, Canadian actress and fitness model
December 18th, 1970 (December 18 1970)BirthRob Van Dam, American professional wrestler
December 18th, 1970 (December 18 1970)BirthJohnny Yeo, English artist
December 18th, 1969 (December 18 1969)EventCapital punishment in the United Kingdom: Home Secretary James Callaghan s motion to make permanent the Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act 1965, which had temporarily suspended capital punishment in England, Wales and Scotland for murder (but not for all crimes) for a period of five years, is carried by both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.James Callaghan Quotes
December 18th, 1969 (December 18 1969)BirthSantiago Canizares, Spanish footballer
December 18th, 1969 (December 18 1969)BirthJustin Edinburgh, English footballer
December 18th, 1969 (December 18 1969)BirthAkira Iida, Japanese racing driver
December 18th, 1968 (December 18 1968)BirthRachel Griffiths, Australian actress
December 18th, 1968 (December 18 1968)BirthAlejandro Sanz, Spanish singer
December 18th, 1968 (December 18 1968)BirthCasper Van Dien, American actor
December 18th, 1967 (December 18 1967)BirthToine van Peperstraten, Dutch sports journalist
December 18th, 1966 (December 18 1966)EventSaturn s moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker.
December 18th, 1966 (December 18 1966)BirthMakiko Esumi, Japanese actress
December 18th, 1966 (December 18 1966)BirthMille Petrozza, German singer (Kreator)
December 18th, 1966 (December 18 1966)DeathTara Browne, British socialite (born in 1945)
December 18th, 1965 (December 18 1965)BirthMick Collins, American musician (The Gories, The Dirtbombs)
December 18th, 1965 (December 18 1965)BirthTommy Davidson, American actor
December 18th, 1964 (December 18 1964)Birth"Stone Cold" Steve Austin, American professional wrestler
December 18th, 1964 (December 18 1964)BirthDon Beebe, American football player
December 18th, 1964 (December 18 1964)BirthRobson Green, English actor and singer
December 18th, 1963 (December 18 1963)BirthKarl Dorrell, American football coach
December 18th, 1963 (December 18 1963)BirthPauline Ester, French singer
December 18th, 1963 (December 18 1963)BirthAllan Kayser, American actor
December 18th, 1963 (December 18 1963)BirthCharles Oakley, American basketball player
December 18th, 1963 (December 18 1963)BirthBrad Pitt, American actor
December 18th, 1962 (December 18 1962)BirthRenaldo Lapuz, Filipino-American Singer
December 18th, 1961 (December 18 1961)EventIndonesia invades Netherlands New Guinea.
December 18th, 1961 (December 18 1961)BirthBrian Orser, Canadian figure skater
December 18th, 1960 (December 18 1960)BirthKazuhide Uekusa, Japanese economist
December 18th, 1956 (December 18 1956)BirthRon White, American comedian
December 18th, 1955 (December 18 1955)BirthRay Liotta, American actor
December 18th, 1953 (December 18 1953)BirthElliot Easton, American guitarist (The Cars)
December 18th, 1953 (December 18 1953)BirthKhas-Magomed Hadjimuradov, Chechen bard
December 18th, 1950 (December 18 1950)BirthGillian Armstrong, Australian film director
December 18th, 1950 (December 18 1950)BirthRandy Castillo, American drummer (Ozzy Osbourne) (died in 2002)Ozzy Osbourne Quotes
December 18th, 1950 (December 18 1950)BirthLeonard Maltin, American film critic
December 18th, 1949 (December 18 1949)BirthDavid A. Johnston, American volcanologist, first to report 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens (died in 1980)
December 18th, 1948 (December 18 1948)BirthBill Nelson, English musician (Be Bop Deluxe)
December 18th, 1948 (December 18 1948)BirthLaurent Voulzy, French singer and composer
December 18th, 1946 (December 18 1946)BirthSteve Biko, South African anti-apartheid activist (died in 1977)Steve Biko Quotes
December 18th, 1946 (December 18 1946)BirthSteven Spielberg, American film directorSteven Spielberg Quotes
December 18th, 1945 (December 18 1945)BirthJean Pronovost, Canadian ice hockey player
December 18th, 1944 (December 18 1944)EventWorld War II: 77 B-29 Superfortress and 200 other aircraft of U.S. Fourteenth Air Force bomb Hankow, China, a Japanese supply base.
December 18th, 1943 (December 18 1943)BirthKeith Richards, English guitarist (The Rolling Stones)Keith Richards Quotes
December 18th, 1943 (December 18 1943)BirthAlan Rudolph, American film director and screenwriter
December 18th, 1942 (December 18 1942)BirthHarvey Atkin, Canadian actor
December 18th, 1941 (December 18 1941)EventJapan invades Hong Kong after British governor of Hong Kong, Mark Aitchison Young refuses to surrender to Japanese forces.
December 18th, 1941 (December 18 1941)BirthWadada Leo Smith, American trumpeter and composer
December 18th, 1940 (December 18 1940)BirthBramwell Morrison, member of Sharon, Lois & Bram
December 18th, 1939 (December 18 1939)BirthMichael Moorcock, English author
December 18th, 1939 (December 18 1939)BirthHarold E. Varmus, American scientist, Nobel laureate
December 18th, 1938 (December 18 1938)BirthChas Chandler, English musician (The Animals) (died in 1996)
December 18th, 1938 (December 18 1938)BirthJoel Hirschhorn, American songwriter and composer (died in 2005)
December 18th, 1938 (December 18 1938)BirthRoger E. Mosley, American actor
December 18th, 1936 (December 18 1936)BirthMalcolm Kirk, English professional wrestler (died in 1987)
December 18th, 1936 (December 18 1936)DeathAndrija Mohorovicic, Austro-Hungarian-born Yugoslav seismologist (born in 1857)
December 18th, 1935 (December 18 1935)EventThe Lanka Sama Samaja Party is founded in Ceylon.
December 18th, 1935 (December 18 1935)BirthJacques Pepin, French chef
December 18th, 1934 (December 18 1934)BirthBoris Volynov, Soviet cosmonaut
December 18th, 1933 (December 18 1933)BirthArthur Leigh Allen, Suspected Zodiac serial killer (died in 1992)
December 18th, 1932 (December 18 1932)EventThe Chicago Bears defeat the Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in the first ever NFL Championship Game. Because of a blizzard, the game was moved from Wrigley Field to the Chicago Stadium, the field measuring 80 yards long.
December 18th, 1932 (December 18 1932)BirthRoger Smith, American actor
December 18th, 1931 (December 18 1931)BirthAllen Klein, American rock and roll business manager
December 18th, 1931 (December 18 1931)BirthAlison Plowden, English historian (died in 2007)
December 18th, 1930 (December 18 1930)BirthMoose Skowron, American baseball player
December 18th, 1929 (December 18 1929)BirthGino Cimoli, American baseball player
December 18th, 1928 (December 18 1928)BirthJozef Glemp, Polish cardinal
December 18th, 1927 (December 18 1927)BirthRamsey Clark, U.S. Attorney GeneralRamsey Clark Quotes
December 18th, 1927 (December 18 1927)BirthRomeo LeBlanc, 25th Governor General of CanadaRomeo LeBlanc Quotes
December 18th, 1917 (December 18 1917)BirthOssie Davis, American actor and activist (died in 2005)
December 18th, 1916 (December 18 1916)EventWorld War I: The Battle of Verdun ends when forces under Chief of Staff Erich Von Falkenhayn suffers 337,000 casualties by the French.
December 18th, 1916 (December 18 1916)BirthDouglas Fraser, Scottish-born American trade unionist (died in 2008)
December 18th, 1916 (December 18 1916)BirthBetty Grable, American actress (died in 1973)
December 18th, 1915 (December 18 1915)EventU.S. President Woodrow Wilson marries Edith Bolling Galt Wilson.
December 18th, 1913 (December 18 1913)BirthAlfred Bester, American author (died in 1987)
December 18th, 1913 (December 18 1913)BirthWilly Brandt, Chancellor of Germany, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (died in 1992)Willy Brandt Quotes
December 18th, 1913 (December 18 1913)BirthRay Meyer, American basketball coach (died in 2006)
December 18th, 1912 (December 18 1912)BirthBenjamin O. Davis Jr., American General (died in 2002)
December 18th, 1911 (December 18 1911)BirthJules Dassin, American film director (died in 2008)
December 18th, 1910 (December 18 1910)BirthAbe Burrows, American playwright (died in 1985)
December 18th, 1908 (December 18 1908)BirthPaul Siple, American Antarctic explorer (died in 1969)
December 18th, 1907 (December 18 1907)BirthBill Holland, American auto racer (died in 1984)
December 18th, 1904 (December 18 1904)BirthGeorge Stevens, American film director (died in 1975)
December 18th, 1900 (December 18 1900)EventThe Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook Narrow-gauge (2 ft 6 in or 762 mm) Railway (now the Puffing Billy Railway) in Victoria, Australia is opened for traffic.
December 18th, 1898 (December 18 1898)EventGaston de Chasseloup-Laubat sets the new land speed record going 39.245 mph, in a Jeantaud electric car. This is the first recognized land speed record.
December 18th, 1897 (December 18 1897)BirthFletcher Henderson, American arranger and composer (died in 1952)
December 18th, 1890 (December 18 1890)BirthEdwin Armstrong, American inventor (died in 1954)
December 18th, 1888 (December 18 1888)EventRichard Wetherill and his brother in-law discover the ancient Indian ruins of Mesa Verde.
December 18th, 1888 (December 18 1888)BirthDame Gladys Cooper, English actress (died in 1971)
December 18th, 1888 (December 18 1888)BirthRobert Moses, American public works official (died in 1981)
December 18th, 1886 (December 18 1886)BirthTy Cobb, American baseball player (died in 1961)
December 18th, 1880 (December 18 1880)DeathMichel Chasles, French mathematician (born in 1793)
December 18th, 1879 (December 18 1879)BirthPaul Klee, Swiss-born painter (died in 1940)
December 18th, 1878 (December 18 1878)EventJohn Kehoe, the last of the Molly Maguires is executed in Pennsylvania.
December 18th, 1873 (December 18 1873)BirthFrancis Burton Harrison, American political figure (died in 1957)
December 18th, 1870 (December 18 1870)BirthSaki, English writer (died in 1916) Saki Quotes
December 18th, 1869 (December 18 1869)DeathLouis Moreau Gottschalk, American composer and pianist (born in 1829)
December 18th, 1865 (December 18 1865)EventThe Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified by Georgia, fulfilling the two-thirds requirement for ratification, and abolishing Slavery in the United States.
December 18th, 1863 (December 18 1863)BirthFranz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria (died in 1914)
December 18th, 1862 (December 18 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: In the Battle of Lexington, General Nathan Bedford Forrest defeats a Union force under Colonel Robert Ingersoll.
December 18th, 1860 (December 18 1860)BirthEdward MacDowell, American composer and pianist (died in 1908)
December 18th, 1856 (December 18 1856)BirthSir J. J. Thomson, English physicist, Nobel laureate (died in 1940)
December 18th, 1851 (December 18 1851)BirthGraciano Lopez Jaena, Filipino hero, orator and satirist (died in 1896)
December 18th, 1848 (December 18 1848)DeathBernard Bolzano, Bohemian mathematician and philosopher (born in 1781) Philo Quotes
December 18th, 1847 (December 18 1847)BirthAugusta Holmes, French composer (died in 1903)
December 18th, 1843 (December 18 1843)DeathThomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch, British Viceroy of India (born in 1748)
December 18th, 1835 (December 18 1835)BirthLyman Abbott, American author (died in 1922)
December 18th, 1829 (December 18 1829)DeathJean-Baptiste Lamarck, French scientist (born in 1744)
December 18th, 1825 (December 18 1825)BirthCharles Griffin (general), American general (died in 1876)
December 18th, 1803 (December 18 1803)DeathJohann Gottfried Herder, German writer (born in 1744)
December 18th, 1799 (December 18 1799)DeathJean-Etienne Montucla, French mathematician (born in 1725)
December 18th, 1793 (December 18 1793)EventSurrender of the frigate La Lutine by French royalists to Lord Hood; renamed HMS Lutine, she later becomes a famous treasure wreck.
December 18th, 1787 (December 18 1787)EventNew Jersey becomes the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
December 18th, 1787 (December 18 1787)DeathFrancis William Drake, British Admiral and Governor of Newfoundland (born in 1724)
December 18th, 1787 (December 18 1787)DeathSoame Jenyns, English writer (born in 1704)
December 18th, 1777 (December 18 1777)EventThe United States celebrates its first Thanksgiving, celebrating the recent victory by the Americans over General John Burgoyne in the Battle of Saratoga in October
December 18th, 1737 (December 18 1737)DeathAntonio Stradivari, Italian violin maker (born in 1644)
December 18th, 1725 (December 18 1725)BirthJohann Salomo Semler, German historian and Bible commentator (died in 1791)
December 18th, 1707 (December 18 1707)BirthCharles Wesley, English Methodist hymnist (died in 1788)
December 18th, 1692 (December 18 1692)DeathVeit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (born in 1626)
December 18th, 1662 (December 18 1662)BirthJames Douglas, 2nd Duke of Queensberry, Scottish politician (died in 1711)
December 18th, 1661 (December 18 1661)BirthChristopher Polhem, Swedish scientist and inventor (died in 1751)
December 18th, 1642 (December 18 1642)EventAbel Tasman becomes first European to land in New Zealand.
December 18th, 1620 (December 18 1620)EventThe Mayflower lands in present-day Plymouth, Massachusetts delivering 102 Pilgrims.
December 18th, 1620 (December 18 1620)BirthHeinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (died in 1668)
December 18th, 1610 (December 18 1610)BirthCharles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, French philologist (died in 1688) Philo Quotes
December 18th, 1602 (December 18 1602)BirthSimonds d Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (died in 1650)
December 18th, 1507 (December 18 1507)BirthOuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (died in 1551)
December 18th, 1495 (December 18 1495)DeathKing Alphonso II of Naples (born in 1448)
December 18th, 1442 (December 18 1442)DeathPierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (born in 1371)
December 18th, 1290 (December 18 1290)DeathKing Magnus I of Sweden (born in 1240)
December 18th, 1271 (December 18 1271)EventKublai Khan renames his empire "Yuan" (? yuan), officially marking the start of the Yuan Dynasty of China.
December 18th, 1133 (December 18 1133)DeathHildebert, French writer
December 18th, 0821 (December 18 0821)DeathTheodulf, Bishop of Orleans
December 18th, 0218 (December 18 0218)EventSecond Punic War: Battle of the TrebiaHannibal s Carthaginian forces defeat those of the Roman Republic.

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