All of the events below happened on the same day of the month, July 18.
1913: Comedian and actor Red Skelton is born in Vincennes, Indiana.
1944: General Hideki Tojo resigns as Prime Minister of Japan because of numerous setbacks in the war effort.
1954: Singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Ricky Skaggs is born in Cordell, Kentucky.
1969: Mary Jo Kopechne drowns when the car in which she is riding veers off a bridge at Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts. The driver, Sen. Edward Kennedy, survives.
1976: Romanian Nadia Comaneci becomes the first person in Olympic history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the games in Montreal.
1989: Actress Rebecca Shaeffer, 21, is murdered at the doorstep of her Los Angeles apartment by an obsessed fan.
1999: David Cone pitches a perfect game on "Yogi Berra Day", as the Yankees blank the Expos 6-0.
2005: Army General William Westmoreland dies in Charleston, South Carolina at age 91.