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Historical Events In 1918

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Apr 18   Cleveland center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play in the year 1918.  

Apr 18   Robert Zimonyi, Hungary, cox (Olympic-Hungary-bronze-1948/US-gold-64) in the year 1918.  

Apr 20   Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the following day in the year 1918.  

Apr 20   On this day in history reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies  

Apr 20   On this day in history the Canadian Government calls up men from ages of 20 to 22 for military service.  

Apr 21   On this day in history "Red Baron", [Manfred von Richtofen], shot down in WW I at 25  

Apr 21   "Red" Baron Manfred von Richtofen, killed in WW I on this day in history.  

Apr 21   World War I: German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France in the year 1918.  

Apr 22   Mickey Vernon, baseball player on this day in history.  

Apr 23   In the year 1918 battle of Zeebrugge ends  

Apr 23   Percy Thomson Dean, lt-commander, killed at Zeebrugge, dies in the year 1918.  

Apr 23   USS Stewart destroys German submarine off France in the year 1918.  

Apr 25   In the year 1918 astrid Varnay, Stockholm Sweden, soprano (Met Opera 1941-56)  

Apr 25   Australians drive Germans from Villers-Bretonneux, France in the year 1918.  

Apr 25   The birth of Ella Fitzgerald, US jazz singer on this day in history.  

Apr 27   In the year 1918 giants' 9-0 winning start & Dodgers' 0-9 losing streak are stopped  

Apr 27   On this day in history john Alfred Scali, journalist/correspondent (ABC)  

Apr 27   Lt. George Burdon McKean (14th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Gavrelle France in the year 1918.  

Apr 29   Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian murderer of arch duke Ferdinand, dies at 22 in the year 1918.  

Apr 29   On this day in history mervyn Roye Harvey, cricketer (brother of Neil, Test for Australia)  

Apr 29   On this day in history tris Speaker ties career outfield record of 4 unassisted double plays  

Apr 30   Orange Nassau soccer team forms in Groningen in the year 1918.  

Apr 30   In the year 1918 w Donald McNeill, tennis champ (US Open-1940)  

May 02   Frederick Archibauld Warner, diplomat in the year 1918.  

May 02   General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware on this day in history.  

May 03   Charlie Soong, Christian Missionary in the year 1918.  

May 04   On this day in history kakuei Tanaka, Japanese PM (1972-74), convicted of bribe-taking  

May 04   On this day in history yankees set record with 8 sacrifices, beat Red Sox's Babe Ruth 5-4  

May 05   Erbie Bowser, pianist on this day in history.  

May 06   In the year 1918 godfrey Ridout, composer  

May 07   Argeliers Leon, composer on this day in history.  

May 09   In the year 1918 mike Wallace, Brookline Mass, newscaster (Biography, 60 Minutes)  

May 10   On this day in history hMS Vindictive sunk to block entrance of Ostend Harbor  

May 11   In the year 1918 44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8  

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Famous Birthdays In 1918

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   Willy den Ouden, Dutch swimmer, (WR 100m, 1:04.06) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 01   Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000) was born in the year 1918.  

Jan 02   Willi Graf, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943) was born in the year 1918.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of maxene Andrews, Minn, singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy)  

Jan 05   Jean Dixon, psychic (Gift of Prophecy) was born in the year 1918.  

Jan 06   Buddy Weed, Ossining NY, pianist (Penthouse Party) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party)  

Famous Deaths In 1918

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Sijbe K Bakker, vicar/theologist (Christian-Socialism), dies at 42 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   On this day in history georg F L P Cantor, German mathematician: collection, dies at 72  

Jan 08   In the year 1918 michael Hertz, composer, dies at 73  

Jan 09   Émile Reynaud, French scientist (b. 1844) died on this day in history.  

Jan 24   George Arthur Crump, Founder of the Pine Valley Golf Club in Clementon NJ (b. 1871) died in the year 1918.  

Jan 28   On this day in history john McCrae, Canadian poet/physician, dies  

Feb 02   In the year 1918 john L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59  

Feb 06   Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55 in the year 1918.  

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