July 18, 1950 - Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin

July 18, 1921 - John Glenn, American astronaut

July 18, 1957 - Nick Faldo, English golfer

July 18, 1848 - W.G Grace, Cricketing legend

July 18, 1918 - Nelson Mandella, South African President

July 18, 1811 - W.M Thackery, English novelist

July 18, 1949 - Dennis Lillee, Cricketer

July 18, 1994 - Part of comet Shoemaker-Levy crashed into the planet Jupiter

July 18, 1984 - Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to walk in space

July 18, 1936 - The Spanish Civil war began with an army revolt against the government

July 18, 1967 - Major defence cuts were announced, along with troop withdrawls in Egypt

July 18, 1923 - Women in Britain were given equal divorce rights with men

July 18, 1919 - The Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, was unveiled

July 18, 1892 - Thomas Cook, the travel agent pioneer, died

July 18, 1817 - Jane Austin, the English author, died aged 41