On this day: July 18

POSTED: 4:56 PM Jul 17 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Jul 18 2014

A Nobel Peace Prize winner and astronaut are born, a gymnast reaches Olympic perfection, and an epic superhero hits summer theaters, all on this day.

OTD July 18 - The Dark Knight
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Warner Bros. Pictures

2008: Christopher Nolan's Batman sequel "The Dark Knight" is released in theaters. The critically acclaimed film went on to make more than $1 billion worldwide and earn eight Oscar nominations, including a posthumous Best Supporting Actor win for Heath Ledger's portrayal of The Joker.

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