18 May

18 May

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about May 18th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about May 18th in history!

Global Celebrations

  • World AIDS Vaccine Day.
  • International Museum Day.
  • Buddha Day.
  • National No Dirty Dishes Day
  • National Visit Your Relatives Day

Historic Events

1991: Britain’s first astronaut, 27-year-old Helen Sharman aboard the Soviet Soyuz TM-12 space capsule becomes the first Britain in Space in 1991.

1989: One million protesters take to the streets marching through the streets of Beijing calling for a more democratic political system in 1989.

1974: India conducted its first underground nuclear test (Nuclear Test India 1974) in Pokhran, Rajasthan and became a Nuclear power nation.

Famous Birthdays

  • Pope John Paul II was born.
  • Tina Fey was born.
  • Pernell Roberts was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

  • Chris Cornell died.
  • Gustav Mahler died.
  • Jeannette Rankin died.

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