This was 353rd day of the year and 13 days remained in the year.

December 18 Birthdays

Steven Spielberg
1946–, American Film Director.

Paul Klee
artist (1879)

Ty Cobb
baseball player (1886)

Edwin Armstrong
engineer and radio inventor (1890)

Fletcher Henderson
jazz composer and pianist (1897)

Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.
air force general (1912)

Willy Brandt
political leader (1913)

Betty Grable
actress (1916)

Ossie Davis
actor, director, screenwriter (1917)

Ramsey Clark
attorney general (1927)

Keith Richards
musician, songwriter (1943)

Ray Liotta
actor (1954)

Brad Pitt
actor (1963)

rapper (1970)

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario
tennis player (1971)

Katie Holmes
actor (1978)

Christina Aguilera
singer (1980)

December 18 in History


Violin maker Antonio Stradivari died in Cremona, Italy.


New Jersey became the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.


Slavery was abolished with the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.


Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker Suite" premiered at St. Petersburg's Maryinksy Theatre.


The Supreme Court upheld the wartime internment of Japanese-Americans.


Japan was admitted to the United Nations.


The Shippingport Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania became the first civilian nuclear facility to generate electricity in the United States.


The British Parliament abolished the death penalty for murder.


George W. Bush received 271 votes in the delayed Electoral College balloting.

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