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Historical Events In 1918

Wednesday, 13 November 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   In the year 1918 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   In the year 1918 mickey Vernon, baseball player  

Apr 23   In the year 1918 battle of Zeebrugge ends  

Apr 23   Percy Thomson Dean, lt-commander, killed at Zeebrugge, dies on this day in history.  

Apr 23   In the year 1918 uSS Stewart destroys German submarine off France  

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

Apr 25   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1918 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   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   On this day in history general Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.  

May 03   In the year 1918 charlie Soong, Christian Missionary  

May 04   In the year 1918 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 on this day in history.  

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

May 07   On this day in history argeliers Leon, composer  

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

May 11   In the year 1918 richard P Feynman, physicist (Feynman-diagrams/Nobel prize 1965)  

May 12   On this day in history 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   In the year 1918 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 in the year 1918.  

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

Jan 03   Maxene Andrews, Minn, singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 06   In the year 1918 birth of buddy Weed, Ossining NY, pianist (Penthouse Party)  

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

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