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August 2018
4th 80th anniversary of the death of Pearl White, American silent film actress and stunt woman, best known for The Perils of Pauline Images here
8th 55th anniversary of the Great Train Robbery, Ledburn, Buckinghamshire, England. 2.6 million was stolen in one of the UK's most infamous robberies Images here
12th 30th anniversary of Martin Scorsese's film 'The Last Temptation of Christ' being released Images here
16th 70th anniversary of the death of Babe Ruth, America's most-celebrated baseball player Images here
21st 100th anniversary of the Second Battle of the Somme during the First World War which ran until 3rd September 1918 Images here
28th 55th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. giving his famous 'I Have a Dream' speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., USA Images here
31st 55th anniversary of the death of Georges Braque, important French artist and sculptor who developed Cubism with Pablo Picasso Images here
31st 45th anniversary of the death of John Ford, Academy Award-winning American film director ('The Grapes of Wrath', 'How Green Was My Valley', 'The Quiet Man', and many others, particularly Westerns) Images here
September 2018
1st 75th anniversary of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps being renamed the Women's Army Corps, and became a regular part of the U.S. Army Images here
7th 75th anniversary of the death of John Pierpont Morgan, Jr., American banker, financier and philanthropist, head of J. P. Morgan and Company Images here
23rd 50th anniversary of the end of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War Images here
25th 50th anniversary of the birth of American actor Will Smith Images here
29th 45th anniversary of the death of W. H. Auden, British-born American poet, regarded as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century Images here
30th 80th anniversary of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain returning to England in triumph after signing the Munich Agreement, declaring there would be 'peace in our time' Images here
October 2018
4th 95th anniversary of the birth of Charlton Heston, American film actor and political activist, known for his heroic roles and for playing major historical characters Images here
7th 85th anniversary of the founding of Air France Images here
11th 55th anniversary of the death of Jean Cocteau, French poet, novelist, playwright, actor, artist and film director Images here
11th 55th anniversary of the death of Edith Piaf, popular French singer and cultural icon, known for her songs 'Non, je ne regrette rien' and 'La Vie en Rose' Images here
12th 50th anniversary of the birth of Australian actor Hugh Jackman Images here
17th 100th anniversary of the birth of Rita Hayworth, American film actress and dancer, one of the most successful and glamorous stars of her era Images here
20th 45th anniversary of the Sydney Opera House in Australia being opened by Queen Elizabeth II Images here
30th 80th anniversary of Orson Welles's radio adaptation of H. G. Wells's 'The War of the Worlds' being broadcast in the USA. It caused nationwide outrage and panic as many people thought the events described in the broadcast were real Images here
November 2018
7th 100th anniversary of the birth of American evangelist Billy Graham who was advisor to several US Presidents Images here
9th 65th anniversary of the death of Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet, playwright and short story writer, best known for the play 'Under Milk Wood' Images here
11th 80th anniversary of the death of Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon), Irish-born American cook and carrier of typhoid disease. She was responsible for directly infecting at least 53 people, 3 of whom died, but was immune to the disease herself Images here
11th 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War Images here
13th 80th anniversary of the birth of Jean Seberg, American film actress ('Breathless', 'Airport', and many others). (Died 1979) Images here
22nd 55th anniveresary of the death of Aldous Huxley, British writer and critic, best known for his novel 'Brave New World' Images here
22nd 55th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas Images here
22nd 300th anniversary of the death of the Pirate Blackbeard, real name Edward Teach Images here
23rd 55th anniversary of the first episode of the science fiction television series 'Doctor Who' being broadcast in the UK. It is the longest-running and most successful science fiction TV series in the world Images here
28th 50th anniversary of the death of British children's author Enid Blyton Images here
December 2018
2nd 95th anniversary of the birth of Maria Callas, American-born Greek operatic soprano. (Died 1977) Images here
11th 100th anniversary of the birth of Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn Images here
20th 50th anniversary of the death of American author and Nobel Prize winner for literature John Steinbeck Images here
23rd 100th anniversary of the birth of German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Images here
25th 100th anniversary of the birth of President of Egypt Anwar Sadat Images here
27th 95th anniversary of the death of Gustave Eiffel, French civil and structural engineer and architect, best known for designing the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France and the framework for the Statue of Liberty in New York City, USA Images here
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