This Day in History :: 18 September
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18 September 1956 : Mickey Mantle is 8th to hit 50 HRs in a seaon
18 September 1955 : Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Mile High Golf Open
18 September 1955 : Willie Mays hits record tying 9th HR at Ebbets Field (ties Joe Adcock)
18 September 1954 : Cleveland Indians clinch AL pennant, beat Tigers (3-2)
18 September 1954 : KTUL TV channel 8 in Tulsa, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
18 September 1950 : Nakagawa Soen, Zen teacher, receives dharma transmission
18 September 1949 : Baseball major league record 4 grand slams hit
18 September 1948 : "Hilarities (of 1949)" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 14 performances
18 September 1948 : Communist Madiun-uprising in Dutch Indies (Muso / Sjarifudin)
18 September 1948 : Ralph J Bunche confirmed as acting UN mediator in Palestine
18 September 1947 : National Security Act, passes
18 September 1947 : USAF (US Air Force) forms
18 September 1946 : Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
18 September 1945 : 1000 whites walk out of Gary Ind schools to protest integration
18 September 1944 : British submarine Tradewind torpedoes Junyo Maru: 5,600 killed









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