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 - Vin Diesel
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1967: Actor Vin Diesel, best known for movies like "The Fast and the Furious" and "xXx," is born under the birth name Mark Sinclair Vincent in New York City.

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