On this day: July 18

POSTED: 03:56 PM PDT Jul 17, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 17, 2016 

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 - My Sister Sam
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1989: "My Sister Sam" actress Rebecca Schaeffer, 21, is shot to death at her Los Angeles home by obsessed fan Robert John Bardo. The killing prompted California in 1990 to pass the nation's first anti-stalking law.


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