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Historical Events In 1918

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Apr 18   On this day in history cleveland center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play  

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

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   Reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies on this day in history.  

Apr 20   The Canadian Government calls up men from ages of 20 to 22 for military service in the year 1918.  

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   In the year 1918 mickey Vernon, baseball player  

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

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

Apr 23   On this day in history uSS Stewart destroys German submarine off France  

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

Apr 25   On this day in history australians drive Germans from Villers-Bretonneux, France  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 29   Mervyn Roye Harvey, cricketer (brother of Neil, Test for Australia) in the year 1918.  

Apr 29   Tris Speaker ties career outfield record of 4 unassisted double plays in the year 1918.  

Apr 30   On this day in history orange Nassau soccer team forms in Groningen  

Apr 30   W Donald McNeill, tennis champ (US Open-1940) in the year 1918.  

May 02   On this day in history frederick Archibauld Warner, diplomat  

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

May 03   Charlie Soong, Christian Missionary on this day in history.  

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

May 04   In the year 1918 yankees set record with 8 sacrifices, beat Red Sox's Babe Ruth 5-4  

May 05   In the year 1918 erbie Bowser, pianist  

May 06   Godfrey Ridout, composer in the year 1918.  

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

May 09   On this day in history mike Wallace, Brookline Mass, newscaster (Biography, 60 Minutes)  

May 10   HMS Vindictive sunk to block entrance of Ostend Harbor in the year 1918.  

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

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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 in the year 1918.  

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

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of willi Graf, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943)  

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   In the year 1918 birth of alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party)  

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   Georg F L P Cantor, German mathematician: collection, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 28   In the year 1918 john McCrae, Canadian poet/physician, dies  

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

Feb 06   In the year 1918 gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55  

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