On this day: July 18

POSTED: 03:56 PM PDT Jul 17, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 17, 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 - Nadia Comaneci
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1976: 14-year-old Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci becomes the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Comaneci, who's seen here in 1977, won three gold medals in Montreal and five total in her career.

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