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Historical Events In 1918

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Apr 18   Cleveland center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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 in the year 1918.  

Apr 22   On this day in history mickey Vernon, baseball player  

Apr 23   Battle of Zeebrugge ends in the year 1918.  

Apr 23   In the year 1918 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) in the year 1918.  

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

Apr 25   In the year 1918 the birth of Ella Fitzgerald, US jazz singer  

Apr 27   On this day in history giants' 9-0 winning start & Dodgers' 0-9 losing streak are stopped  

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

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

Apr 29   In the year 1918 gavrilo Princip, Bosnian murderer of arch duke Ferdinand, dies at 22  

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

Apr 29   Tris Speaker ties career outfield record of 4 unassisted double plays on this day in history.  

Apr 30   Orange Nassau soccer team forms in Groningen on this day in history.  

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

May 02   In the year 1918 frederick Archibauld Warner, diplomat  

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

May 03   On this day in history charlie Soong, Christian Missionary  

May 04   Kakuei Tanaka, Japanese PM (1972-74), convicted of bribe-taking in the year 1918.  

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   On this day in history godfrey Ridout, composer  

May 07   In the year 1918 argeliers Leon, composer  

May 09   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of willy den Ouden, Dutch swimmer, (WR 100m, 1:04.06)  

Jan 01   Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Willi Graf, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Maxene Andrews, Minn, singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy) was born in the year 1918.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of jean Dixon, psychic (Gift of Prophecy)  

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of buddy Weed, Ossining NY, pianist (Penthouse Party)  

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

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   Sijbe K Bakker, vicar/theologist (Christian-Socialism), dies at 42 in the year 1918.  

Jan 06   In the year 1918 georg F L P Cantor, German mathematician: collection, dies at 72  

Jan 08   Michael Hertz, composer, dies at 73 in the year 1918.  

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

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

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

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