May 18th Holidays, Observances and Awareness Days

All About May 18th

A collection of fun, sad, bad, happy and funny facts about May 18th. Scroll down the page to  learn all about today’s holidays, observances, horoscope, celebrity birthdays, historical events and #1 songs and movies!

May 18th Holidays, Observances and Awareness Days

Every day has some sort of holiday or observance. Look through our holiday list for today and see if there are any special days you’d like to observe. Maybe there is a fun quirky holiday for you to celebrate. Maybe there is an awareness day where you can support your a friend. Or maybe you just need to eat a Reeses and call it the day today?

May 18th Zodiac Sign is Taurus

Taurus is the second astrological sign in the present zodiac. The Sun is in the sign of Taurus.

Horoscope Zodiac Astrology Sign Taurus PillowTime period: April 20 – May 21
Element: Earth
Ruling planet: Venus
Symbol: Bull
Zodiac quality: Fixed
Birthstones: Emerald, Diamond, Sapphire, Garnet, Rose quartz
Famous Tauruses: Dwayne Johnson, Queen Elizabeth II, Megan Fox, George Clooney, Adele, Mark Zuckerberg

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May 18th Trivia

  • 1652 – Rhode Island passes the first law in English-speaking North America making slavery illegal.
  • 1642 – Montreal, Canada, founded.
  • 1804 – Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France by the French Senate.
  • 1852 – Massachusetts rules all school-age children must attend school.
  • 1860 – Abraham Lincoln wins the Republican Party presidential nomination.
  • 1912 – Perry Como, American singer and television host was born.
  • 1918 – The #1 movie was, “Headin’ South.”
  • 1920 – Pope John Paul II, Sovereign of the State of the Vatican City was born in Wadowice, Poland.
  • 1927 – Ritz Hotel opens in Boston.
  • 1927 – Andrew Kehoe blows up Bath Consolidated School killing 38 children, 2 teachers.
  • 1943 – The #1 movie was, “Hello, Frisco, Hello.”
  • 1952 – George Strait, country singer, was born in Poteet, TX.
  • 1953 – Jacqueline Cochran becomes the first woman to break sound barrier.
  • 1969 – Apollo 10 is launched and sends back the first color pictures of the earth from
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  • 1970 – Tina Fey, American actress, producer, and screenwriter was born in Upper Darby, PA.
  • 1970 – The Beatles’ last released LP, “Let It Be”,  was released in US.
  • 1974 – Under project Smiling Buddha, India successfully detonates its first nuclear weapon becoming the sixth nation to do so.
  • 1978 – The #1 movie was, “The Buddy Holly Story.”
  • 1980 – Mount St Helens erupts in Washington state, causing the largest landslide in history, killing 57 people and costing $1 billion in damage.
  • 1982 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Ebony And Ivory,” by  Paul McCartney And Stevie Wonder.
  • 1995 – The movie,  “Braveheart” directed by Mel Gibson and starring Mel Gibson and Sophie Marceau premieres at the Seattle Film Festival.
  • 2001 – DreamWorks Pictures releases “Shrek”, starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz in voice-over roles.
  • 2005 – A photo from the Hubble Space Telescope confirms that Pluto has two additional moons, Nix and Hydra.
  • 2008 – Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, and Carrie Underwood win at the 43rd Academy of Country Music Awards show.
  • 2010 – The #1 movie was, “Shrek Forever After.”
  • 2015 – The #1 song on the Top Adult 40 Billboard was, ” Love Me Like You,” by Do Ellie Goulding.
  • 2017 – Chris Cornell, American singer from Sound Garden and Audioslave dies.
  • 2018 – In the Santa Fe High School shooting a 17 year-old shooter kills 10 and injures 10 in  Texas.

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