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Sunday, August 18, 2019.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1949 - Hungary adopts constitution
  • 1949 - Ralph Flanagan & his orch records "You're Breaking My Heart"
  • 1951 - Cricket 1st-class debut of Raymond Illingworth
  • 1954 - James E Wilkins is 1st black to attend a US cabinet meeting
  • 1955 - -19] Hurricane Diane, kills 400 in US
  • 1955 - 46.1 cm rainfall at Westfield, Massachusetts (state record)
  • 1955 - Sjukri al-Quwatli re-elected president of Syria
  • 1956 - Cin Reds (8) & Cubs (2) combine to hit 10 HRs in a 9 inning game
  • 1956 - Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel" reaches #1
  • 1957 - Amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4")
  • 1957 - Betty Dodd wins LPGA Colonial Golf Open
  • 1957 - Juan-Manuel Fangio, wins his last auto World Championship at 46
  • 1957 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1958 - "Lolita," by Vladimir Nabokov, published
  • 1958 - Betsy Palmer joins Today Show panel
  • 1958 - Fidel Castro makes a speech on Cuban pirate radio Rebelde
  • 1958 - Floyd Patterson TKOs Roy Harris in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1958 - Great Britain issues regional stamps (N Ireland, Scotland & Wales)
  • 1958 - Perez Prado "Mambo King," receives one of the 1st gold records
  • 1958 - TV game show scandal investigation starts
  • 1958 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • 1958 - Verne Gagne beats Edouard Carpentier in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • 1959 - Branch Rickey resigns as Pirates' CEO to be pres of Continental League
  • 1960 - 1st commercial oral contraceptive, Enovid 10 debuts in Skokie Ill
  • 1960 - 1st photograph bounced off a satellite, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1960 - Beatles give their 1st public performance (Kaiserkeller in Hamburg)
  • 1960 - Lew Burdette pitches to just 27 for a 1-0 no-hitter against Phillies
  • 1961 - Construction on Berlin Wall completed
  • 1962 - Peter, Paul & Mary release their 1st hit "If I Had a Hammer"
  • 1963 - James Meredith becomes 1st black graduate from U of Mississippi
  • 1963 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament
  • 1964 - Beatles arrive in SF, 2nd US visit
  • 1964 - Charles Helu elected president of Lebanon
  • 1964 - South Africa banned from Olympic Games because of apartheid policies
  • 1964 - USSR launch 3 Kosmos satellites
  • 1965 - Hank Aaron loses a HR, because he hit it out of batter's box
  • 1965 - Orioles' Brooks Robinson hits into his record tying (George Sisler)
  • 1967 - Red Sox Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angels Jack Hamilton
  • 1967 - Rolling Stones release "We Love You"
  • 1967 - WCBS radio in NYC goes all-news
  • 1968 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Holiday Inn Golf Classic
  • 1969 - Mick Jagger accidentally shot while filming "Ned Kelly"
  • 1972 - Police fine Paul & Linda McCartney 800 in Sweden cannabis possession