Born on this day 18th August
1896 Alan Mowbray
1920 Godfrey Evans
1937 Willie Rushton
1916 Dame Moura Lympany
1922 Shelley Winters
1933 Roman Polanski
1937 Robert Redford
1944 Carl Wayne
1950 Dennis Elliotl
1952 Patrick Swayze
1969 Christian Slater
1969 Edward Norton
1983 Ira Gershwin
1967 The Rolling Stones’ single ‘We Love You/Dandelion’ was released.
1973 A 5 year old Celine Dion made her first public performance, singing ‘Du Fil, Des Aiguilles et Du Coton’ at her brother’s wedding in Montreal.
1977 The Police played their first show since changing from a quartet to a trio.
1988 Liverpool FC paid an undiscloed sum for Juventus striker Ian Rush, who had been transferred from Liverpool the previous yearfor £3.2 million.
1989 It was announced that Manchester United had been sold for £20 million which was believed to be the largest takeover of a club in British football history.
1930 Cartoon charachter Pluto the dog made his debut in ‘The Chain Gang’ by Walt Disney.
1939 The film ‘The Wizard of Oz’ opened in New York.
1995 Bruce Willis’ ‘Die Hard: With A Vengeance’ was released in UK cinemas.
1959 The proposed route of the M1 was altered to save a forest from destruction.
1988 A 5 year old AIDS sufferer from Strathclyde started school, the first time a child with this condition had started primary education.
1992 It was announced that Durham Cathedral would celebrate its 900th anniversary with a summer-long programme of events.