Every year, July 18th is celebrated as Nelson Mandela International Day

Nelson Mandela got his name from his teacher, Miss Mdingane, on his first day of elementary school

Nelson Mandela played a key role in the formation of African National Congress Youth League in 1943

Mandela was sworn in as the first President of South Africa

He played a short role in Spike Lee's 1992 biopic Malcolm X

A bird was named after Mandela

Mandela was listed on the US terror watch list until 2008