- 1928 - The first successful sound-synchronized animated cartoon premiered in New York. It was Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie," starring Mickey Mouse.
- 1951 - Chuck Connors (Los Angeles Angels) became the first player to oppose the major league draft. Connors later became the star of the television show "The Rifleman."
- 1959 - William Wyler's "Ben-Hur" premiered at Loew's Theater in New York City's Times Square.
- 1966 - U.S. Roman Catholic bishops did away with the rule against eating meat on Fridays.
- 1985 - Joe Theismann (Washington Redskins) broke his leg after being hit by Lawrence Taylor (New York Giants). The injury ended Theismann's 12 year National Football League (NFL) career.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
History for November 18
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