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May 18 is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 227 days remain until the end of the year.

Events

Pre-1600

1601–1900

1901–present

Births

Pre-1600

  • 1048Omar Khayyám, Persian mathematician, astronomer, and poet (d. 1131)
  • 1186Konstantin of Rostov (d. 1218)
  • 1450Piero Soderini, Italian politician and diplomat (d. 1513)
  • 1537Guido Luca Ferrero, Roman Catholic cardinal (d. 1585)

1601–1900

1901–present

  • 1901Henri Sauguet, French composer (d. 1989)
  • 1901 – Vincent du Vigneaud, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1978)
  • 1902Meredith Willson, American playwright and composer (d. 1984)
  • 1904Jacob K. Javits, American colonel and politician, 58th New York Attorney General (d. 1986)[16]
  • 1904 – Shunryū Suzuki, Japanese-American monk and educator (d. 1971)
  • 1905Ruth Alexander, pioneering American pilot (d. 1930)[17]
  • 1905 – Hedley Verity, English cricketer and soldier (d. 1943)
  • 1907Irene Hunt, American author and educator (d. 2001)
  • 1909Fred Perry, English tennis player and academic (d. 1995)[18]
  • 1910Ester Boserup, Danish economist and author (d. 1999)
  • 1911Big Joe Turner, American blues/R&B singer (d. 1985)
  • 1912Richard Brooks, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1992)
  • 1912 – Perry Como, American singer and television host (d. 2001)
  • 1912 – Walter Sisulu, South African politician (d. 2003)
  • 1913Jane Birdwood, Baroness Birdwood, Canadian-English publisher and politician (d. 2000)
  • 1914Pierre Balmain, French fashion designer, founded Balmain (d. 1982)
  • 1914 – Boris Christoff, Bulgarian-Italian opera singer (d. 1993)
  • 1917Bill Everett, American author and illustrator (d. 1973)
  • 1919Margot Fonteyn, British ballerina (d. 1991)
  • 1920Pope John Paul II (d. 2005)
  • 1921Michael A. Epstein, English pathologist and academic
  • 1922Bill Macy, American actor (d. 2019)
  • 1922 – Kai Winding, Danish-American trombonist and composer (d. 1983)
  • 1923Jean-Louis Roux, Canadian actor and politician, 34th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 2013)
  • 1923 – Hugh Shearer, Jamaican journalist and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Jamaica (d. 2004)
  • 1924Priscilla Pointer, American actress
  • 1924 – Jack Whitaker, American sportscaster (d. 2019)
  • 1925Lillian Hoban, American author and illustrator (d. 1998)
  • 1927Richard Body, English politician (d. 2018)
  • 1927 – Ray Nagel, American football player and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1928Pernell Roberts, American actor (d. 2010)
  • 1929Jack Sanford, American baseball player and coach (d. 2000)
  • 1929 – Norman St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (d. 2012)
  • 1930Warren Rudman, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 2012)
  • 1930 – Fred Saberhagen, American soldier and author (d. 2007)
  • 1931Don Martin, American cartoonist (d. 2000)
  • 1931 – Robert Morse, American actor
  • 1931 – Kalju Pitksaar, Estonian chess player (d. 1995)
  • 1931 – Clément Vincent, Canadian farmer and politician (d. 2018)
  • 1933Bernadette Chirac, French politician, First Lady of France
  • 1933 – H. D. Deve Gowda, Indian farmer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of India
  • 1933 – Don Whillans, English rock climber and mountaineer (d. 1985)
  • 1934Dwayne Hickman, American actor and director
  • 1936Leon Ashley, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1936 – Türker İnanoğlu, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1936 – Michael Sandle, English sculptor and academic
  • 1937Brooks Robinson, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1937 – Jacques Santer, Luxembourger jurist and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Luxembourg
  • 1938Janet Fish, American painter and academic
  • 1939Patrick Cormack, Baron Cormack, English historian, journalist, and politician
  • 1939 – Giovanni Falcone, Italian lawyer and judge (d. 1992)
  • 1939 – Gordon O'Connor, Canadian general and politician, 38th Canadian Minister of Defence
  • 1940Erico Aumentado, Filipino journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 2012)
  • 1941Gino Brito, Canadian wrestler and promoter
  • 1941 – Malcolm Longair, Scottish astronomer, physicist, and academic
  • 1941 – Miriam Margolyes, English-Australian actress and singer
  • 1942Nobby Stiles, English footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2020)
  • 1944Albert Hammond, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1944 – W. G. Sebald, German novelist, essayist, and poet (d. 2001)
  • 1946Frank Hsieh, Taiwanese lawyer and politician, 40th Premier of the Republic of China
  • 1946 – Reggie Jackson, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1946 – Gerd Langguth, German political scientist and author (d. 2013)
  • 1947John Bruton, Irish politician, 10th Taoiseach of Ireland
  • 1947 – Gail Strickland, American actress
  • 1948Joe Bonsall, American country/gospel singer
  • 1948 – Yi Mun-yol, South Korean author and academic
  • 1948 – Richard Swedberg, Swedish sociologist and academic
  • 1948 – Tom Udall, American lawyer and politician, 28th New Mexico Attorney General, United States Senator from New Mexico
  • 1949Rick Wakeman, English progressive rock keyboardist and songwriter (Yes)
  • 1949 – Walter Hawkins, American gospel music singer and pastor (d. 2010)
  • 1950Rod Milburn, American hurdler and coach (d. 1997)
  • 1950 – Mark Mothersbaugh, American singer-songwriter and painter
  • 1951Richard Clapton, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1951 – Jim Sundberg, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1951 – Angela Voigt, German long jumper (d. 2013)
  • 1952Diane Duane, American author and screenwriter
  • 1952 – David Leakey, English general and politician
  • 1952 – George Strait, American singer, guitarist and producer
  • 1952 – Jeana Yeager, American pilot
  • 1953Alan Kupperberg, American author and illustrator (d. 2015)
  • 1954Wreckless Eric, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1954 – Eric Gerets, Belgian footballer and manager
  • 1955Chow Yun-fat, Hong Kong actor and screenwriter
  • 1956Catherine Corsini, French director and screenwriter
  • 1956 – John Godber, English playwright and screenwriter
  • 1957Michael Cretu, Romanian-German keyboard player and producer
  • 1957 – Henrietta Moore, English anthropologist and academic
  • 1958Rubén Omar Romano, Argentinian-Mexican footballer and coach
  • 1958 – Toyah Willcox, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1959Graham Dilley, English cricketer and coach (d. 2011)
  • 1959 – Jay Wells, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1960Brent Ashton, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1960 – Jari Kurri, Finnish ice hockey player, coach, and manager
  • 1960 – Yannick Noah, French tennis player
  • 1961Russell Senior, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1963Marty McSorley, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1963 – Sam Vincent, American basketball player and coach
  • 1964Ignasi Guardans, Spanish academic and politician
  • 1966Renata Nielsen, Polish-Danish long jumper and coach
  • 1966 – Michael Tait, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1967Nina Björk, Swedish journalist and author
  • 1967 – Heinz-Harald Frentzen, German race car driver
  • 1967 – Nancy Juvonen, American screenwriter and producer, co-founded Flower Films
  • 1967 – Mimi Macpherson, Australian environmentalist, entrepreneur and celebrity
  • 1968Philippe Benetton, French rugby player
  • 1968 – Ralf Kelleners, German race car driver
  • 1969Troy Cassar-Daley, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1969 – Martika, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1969 – Antônio Carlos Zago, Brazilian footballer and manager
  • 1970Tina Fey, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1970 – Tim Horan, Australian rugby player and sportscaster
  • 1970 – Billy Howerdel, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1970 – Javier Cárdenas, Spanish singer, television and radio presenter
  • 1970 – Vicky Sunohara, Canadian former ice hockey player
  • 1971Brad Friedel, American international soccer player, manager and sportscaster[19]
  • 1971 – Mark Menzies, Scottish politician
  • 1971 – Nobuteru Taniguchi, Japanese race car driver
  • 1972Turner Stevenson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1973Donyell Marshall, American basketball player and coach
  • 1973 – Aleksandr Olerski, Estonian footballer (d. 2011)
  • 1974Nelson Figueroa, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1975Jem, Welsh singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1975 – John Higgins, Scottish snooker player
  • 1975 – Jack Johnson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1976Ron Mercer, American basketball player
  • 1976 – Marko Tomasović, Croatian pianist and composer
  • 1976 – Oleg Tverdovsky, Ukrainian-Russian ice hockey player
  • 1977Lee Hendrie, English footballer
  • 1977 – Danny Mills, English footballer and sportscaster
  • 1977 – Li Tie, Chinese footballer and manager
  • 1978Ricardo Carvalho, Portuguese footballer
  • 1978 – Marcus Giles, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Charles Kamathi, Kenyan runner
  • 1979Jens Bergensten, Swedish video game designer, co-designed Minecraft
  • 1979 – Mariusz Lewandowski, Polish footballer
  • 1979 – Michal Martikán, Slovak slalom canoeist[20]
  • 1979 – Milivoje Novaković, Slovenian footballer
  • 1979 – Julián Speroni, Argentinian footballer
  • 1980Reggie Evans, American basketball player
  • 1980 – Michaël Llodra, French tennis player
  • 1980 – Diego Pérez, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1981Mahamadou Diarra, Malian international footballer[21]
  • 1981 – Ashley Harrison, Australian rugby league player
  • 1982Jason Brown, English footballer
  • 1982 – Marie-Ève Pelletier, Canadian tennis player
  • 1983Gary O'Neil, English footballer
  • 1983 – Luis Terrero, Dominican baseball player
  • 1983 – Vince Young, American football player
  • 1984Ivet Lalova, Bulgarian sprinter
  • 1984 – Simon Pagenaud, French race car driver
  • 1984 – Darius Šilinskis, Lithuanian basketball player
  • 1984 – Joakim Soria, Mexican baseball player
  • 1984 – Niki Terpstra, Dutch cyclist
  • 1985Oliver Sin, Hungarian painter
  • 1985 – Henrique Sereno, Portuguese footballer
  • 1986Ahmed Hamada, Egyptian race car driver
  • 1986 – Kevin Anderson, South African tennis player
  • 1988Taeyang, South Korean singer
  • 1990Dimitri Daeseleire, Belgian footballer
  • 1990 – Yuya Osako, Japanese footballer
  • 1990 – Josh Starling, Australian rugby league player
  • 1992Adwoa Aboah, British fashion model
  • 1993Stuart Percy, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1993 – Jessica Watson, Australian sailor
  • 1998Polina Edmunds, American figure skater
  • 1999Laura Omloop, Belgian singer-songwriter
  • 2000Ryan Sessegnon, English footballer[22]
  • 2000 – Steven Sessegnon, English footballer[23]
  • 2002Alina Zagitova, Russian figure skater
  • 2009Hala Finley, American actress[24][25]

Deaths

Pre-1600

1601–1900

1901–present

  • 1908Louis-Napoléon Casault, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1823)
  • 1909Isaac Albéniz, Spanish pianist and composer (b. 1860)
  • 1909 – George Meredith, English novelist and poet (b. 1828)
  • 1910Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish author and publisher (b. 1841)
  • 1910 – Pauline Viardot, French soprano and composer (b. 1821)
  • 1911Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer and conductor (b. 1860)
  • 1916Chen Qimei, Chinese revolutionary (b. 1878)[27][28]
  • 1922Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, French physician and parasitologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)
  • 1941Werner Sombart, German economist and sociologist (b. 1863)
  • 1943Ōnishiki Daigorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 28th Yokozuna (b. 1883)
  • 1947Hal Chase, American baseball player and manager (b. 1883)
  • 1955Mary McLeod Bethune, American educator and activist (b. 1875)
  • 1956Maurice Tate, English cricketer (b. 1895)
  • 1958Jacob Fichman, Israeli poet and critic (b. 1881)
  • 1963Ernie Davis, American football player, coach, and manager (b. 1939)
  • 1968Frank Walsh, Australian politician, 34th Premier of South Australia (b. 1897)
  • 1971Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh, Russian mathematician and theorist (b. 1908)
  • 1973Jeannette Rankin, American social worker and politician (b. 1880)
  • 1974Harry Ricardo, English engine designer and researcher (b. 1885)
  • 1975Leroy Anderson, American composer and conductor (b. 1908)
  • 1980 – Victims of Mount St. Helens eruption:
  • 1980 – Ian Curtis, English singer-songwriter (b. 1956)
  • 1981Arthur O'Connell, American actor (b. 1908)
  • 1981 – William Saroyan, American novelist, playwright, and short story writer (b. 1908)
  • 1987Mahdi Amel, Lebanese journalist, poet, and academic (b. 1936)
  • 1989Dorothy Ruth, American horse breeder and author (b. 1921)
  • 1990Jill Ireland, English actress (b. 1936)
  • 1995Elisha Cook, Jr., American actor (b. 1903)
  • 1995 – Alexander Godunov, Russian-American ballet dancer and actor (b. 1949)
  • 1995 – Brinsley Le Poer Trench, 8th Earl of Clancarty, Irish ufologist and historian (b. 1911)
  • 1995 – Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress (b. 1933)
  • 1998Obaidullah Aleem, Indian-Pakistani poet and author (b. 1939)
  • 1999Augustus Pablo, Jamaican singer, keyboard player, and producer (b. 1954)
  • 1999 – Betty Robinson, American runner (b. 1911)
  • 2000Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian-American composer and musicologist (b. 1946)
  • 2001Irene Hunt, American author and illustrator (b. 1907)
  • 2004Elvin Jones, American drummer and bandleader (b. 1927)
  • 2006Jaan Eilart, Estonian geographer, ecologist, and historian (b. 1933)
  • 2007Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1932)
  • 2008Joseph Pevney, American actor and director (b. 1911)
  • 2008 – Roberto García-Calvo Montiel, Spanish judge (b. 1942)
  • 2009Dolla, American rapper (b. 1987)[29]
  • 2009 – Wayne Allwine, American voice actor, sound effects editor and foley artist (b. 1947)[30]
  • 2009 – Velupillai Prabhakaran, Sri Lankan rebel leader, founded the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (b. 1954)
  • 2012Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German opera singer and conductor (b. 1925)
  • 2012 – Peter Jones, English-Australian drummer and songwriter (b. 1967)
  • 2012 – Alan Oakley, English bicycle designer, designed the Raleigh Chopper (b. 1927)
  • 2013Aleksei Balabanov, Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1959)
  • 2013 – Jo Benkow, Norwegian soldier and politician (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Steve Forrest, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – David McMillan, American football player (b. 1981)
  • 2013 – Lothar Schmid, German chess player (b. 1928)
  • 2014Dobrica Ćosić, Serbian politician, 1st President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Hans-Peter Dürr, German physicist and academic (b. 1929)
  • 2014 – Kaiketsu Masateru, Japanese sumo wrestler (b. 1948)
  • 2014 – Chukwuedu Nwokolo, Nigerian physician and academic (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist and astronaut (b. 1946)
  • 2015Halldór Ásgrímsson, Icelandic accountant and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Iceland (b. 1947)
  • 2015 – Raymond Gosling, English physicist and academic (b. 1926)
  • 2015 – Jean-François Théodore, French businessman (b. 1946)
  • 2017Roger Ailes, American businessman (b. 1940)
  • 2017 – Jacque Fresco, American engineer and academic (b. 1916)
  • 2017 – Chris Cornell, American singer (b. 1964)
  • 2019Austin Eubanks, American addiction recovery advocate, survivor of the Columbine shooting (b. 1981)[31]
  • 2020Ken Osmond, American actor and police officer (b. 1943)[32]
  • 2021Charles Grodin, American actor and talk show host (b. 1935)[33]
  • 2021 – Yolanda Tortolero, Venezuelan politician[34]

Holidays and observances

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