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Historical Events In 1918

Thursday, 19 September 2019

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

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   In the year 1918 "Red Baron", [Manfred von Richtofen], shot down in WW I at 25  

Apr 21   In the year 1918 "Red" Baron Manfred von Richtofen, killed in WW I  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 23   Battle of Zeebrugge ends on this day in history.  

Apr 23   On this day in history percy Thomson Dean, lt-commander, killed at Zeebrugge, dies  

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

Apr 25   Astrid Varnay, Stockholm Sweden, soprano (Met Opera 1941-56) on this day in history.  

Apr 25   In the year 1918 australians drive Germans from Villers-Bretonneux, France  

Apr 25   The birth of Ella Fitzgerald, US jazz singer in the year 1918.  

Apr 27   Giants' 9-0 winning start & Dodgers' 0-9 losing streak are stopped in the year 1918.  

Apr 27   John Alfred Scali, journalist/correspondent (ABC) on this day in history.  

Apr 27   On this day in history lt. George Burdon McKean (14th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Gavrelle France  

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

Apr 29   Mervyn Roye Harvey, cricketer (brother of Neil, Test for Australia) on this day in history.  

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

Apr 30   In the year 1918 orange Nassau soccer team forms in Groningen  

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

May 02   Frederick Archibauld Warner, diplomat on this day in history.  

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

May 03   In the year 1918 charlie Soong, Christian Missionary  

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

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

May 05   Erbie Bowser, pianist in the year 1918.  

May 06   Godfrey Ridout, composer on this day in history.  

May 07   Argeliers Leon, composer in the year 1918.  

May 09   Mike Wallace, Brookline Mass, newscaster (Biography, 60 Minutes) in the year 1918.  

May 10   In the year 1918 hMS Vindictive sunk to block entrance of Ostend Harbor  

May 11   44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8 on this day in history.  

May 11   Richard P Feynman, physicist (Feynman-diagrams/Nobel prize 1965) on this day in history.  

May 12   In the year 1918 oscar Beregi Jr, Hungary, actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in City)  

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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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat)  

Jan 07   Alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1918

Famous People Died In This Year In History

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

Jan 06   In the year 1918 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 in the year 1918.  

Jan 24   On this day in history death of george Arthur Crump, Founder of the Pine Valley Golf Club in Clementon NJ (b. 1871)  

Jan 28   John McCrae, Canadian poet/physician, dies on this day in history.  

Feb 02   John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59 in the year 1918.  

Feb 06   Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

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