May 18

The May 18 is the 138th day of the Gregorian Calendar ( 139th in leap years), thus remain still 227 days of the year.

  • 2.1 Before the 19th century
  • 2.2 19th century
  • 2.3 20th century 2.3.1 1901-1950
  • 2.3.2 1951-2000
  • 3.1 Before the 19th century
  • 3.2 19th century
  • 3.3 20th century
  • 3.4 21st century


Politics and World Affairs


Science and Technology

  • 44 BC: The comet C/-43 K1 ( Comet Caesar ) was discovered in China. In July of the same year it is visible in Rome and is regarded by the people as the deified manifestation of the soul of the murdered Gaius Julius Caesar and used by his adopted son Octavian, later Emperor Augustus, to theo political propaganda purposes.




Nature and Environment


Minor accidents are listed in the sub- items of disaster.


Entries of Athletics world records are located under the respective discipline under Athletics.


Before the 19th century

19th century

20th century




Before the 19th century

  • 0978: Frederick I, Duke of Upper Lorraine
  • 1102: Stephen II, Count of Blois, Count of Chartres, Crusaders
  • 1102: Stephen of Burgundy, Count of Burgundy, Mâcon and Vienne, Étiennette of Longwy -Metz, Crusaders
  • 1406: Balthasar of Thuringia, Margrave of Meissen, Landgrave of Thuringia
  • 1410: Ruprecht I, Holy Roman German King and Elector of the Palatinate
  • 1450: Sejong, King of the Korean Joseon Dynasty
  • 1551: Domenico Beccafumi, Italian painter and sculptor

19th century

20th century

21st Century

  • 2002: Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Austrian violinist
  • 2004: Arnold Orville Beckman, American chemist
  • 2004: Francesco Caroli, Italian Artist and Clown
  • 2004: Elvin Jones, American musician
  • 2004: Heinz Maria Oeftering, German Manager, President of the German Federal Railways and the Federal Court
  • 2007: Pierre -Gilles de Gennes, French physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 2008: Jonathan James, American hacker
  • 2008: Joseph Pevney, American film director and actor, film producer and screenwriter
  • 2009: Adolf Beck, German politician
  • 2009: Dolla, American rapper
  • 2009: Paul Parin, Ethno psychoanalyst and writer
  • 2010: Shusaku Arakawa, Japanese painter, printmaker and architect
  • 2010: Edoardo Sanguineti, Italian writer
  • 2012: Dietrich Fischer- Dieskau, German singer
  • 2013: Ernst Klee, German journalist and writer
  • 2013: Lothar Schmid, German publisher and chess player

Holidays and observances

  • Religious observances Christian Heinrich Zeller, German educator ( Protestant)
  • Erik IX. (Sweden), king and martyr ( Roman Catholic, Protestant: ELCA )
  • Name Days Claudia, Erich (not in Germany ), Felix

More entries contains the list of commemorative and Action days.

  • Day
  • Day in May