August 18th Celebrity Birthdays And Historical Haps

August 18 is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 135 days remaining until the end of the year.

1735 Evening Post begins publishing (Boston Mass)

1872 1st mail-order catalog issued by A. M. Ward

1920 Shelley Winters born

1926 Weather map televised for 1st time

1933 Roman Polanski born

1937 Robert Redford born

1943 Martin Mull born

1952 Patrick Swayze born

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1956 Elvis Presley’s “Hound Dog/Don’t Be Cruel” reaches #1

1957 Denis Leary born

1958 Madeleine Stowe born

1960 Beatles give their 1st public performance (Kaiserkeller in Hamburg)

1962 Peter, Paul and Mary release their 1st hit “If I Had a Hammer”

1964 Beatles arrive in San Francisco, 2nd U.S. visit

1969 Christian Slater born

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1969 Edward Norton born

1969 Mick Jagger accidentally shot while filming “Ned Kelly”

1970 Malcolm-Jamal Warner born

1971 Jada Pinkett Smith born

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1972 Police fine Paul and Linda McCartney 800 pounds in Sweden cannabis possession

1977 2 girls are killed by a runaway car outside of Graceland

1978 Andy Samberg born

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1981 Jerry Lewis appears on “Donahue” to defend Telethons

1986 John Tesh’s 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight

1986 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Philadelphia Pennsylvania on WYSP 94.1 FM

1988 FDA approves Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment

1992 Frances Bean Cobain born

2005 Dennis Rader, the BTK killer, receives 10 consecutive life sentences

And of course, we can’t forget the most important thing about August 18th…..

1978 Hilary Shepherd born

hilary shepherd celebrity birthdays august 18


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