August 18 in History
1937August 18, 1937:
The United States’ Federal Communications Commission gives the green-light for the construction of Boston's first FM radio station called WGTR.
1946August 18, 1946:
Golf Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization made up of golf journalists, is formed.
1958August 18, 1958:
American boxer, Floyd Patterson knocks out his fellow countryman and boxer Roy Harris in a heavyweight boxing fight.
1964August 18, 1964:
Due to apartheid policies, South Africa is suspended from participating in the Olympic Games.
1969August 18, 1969:
English rock collective, The Beatles completes the recording of the single named "The End". The song is part of their incoming album titled “Abbey Road”.
1978August 18, 1978:
Melvin "Blue" Franklin of The Temptations fame is shot in the leg and hand. The American singer survived after receiving medical treatments.
1979August 18, 1979:
British musician, Nick Lowe ties the knot with Carlene Carter, a singer. Their marriage ceremony is recreated in the music video of the former’s single titled "Cruel To Be Kind".
1991August 18, 1991:
American musician, Billy Preston is grabbed by the police on suspicion of sexual assault. He’s known for his time with a number of musical groups including The Rolling Stones, and the Beatles.
1998August 18, 1998:
American singer, Kid Rock releases his album entitled “Devil Without A Cause”. The work would peak at number 4 on the US Billboard 200 chart.