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 - Red Skelton
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Library of Congress

1913: Actor and comedian Richard "Red" Skelton, best known for his national radio and television acts between 1937 and 1971 and as host of the television program "The Red Skelton Show," is born in Vincennes, Indiana. He died from pneumonia at the age of 84 on Sept. 17, 1997.

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