Historical Events In 1918
Friday, 24 May 2019
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 In the year 1918 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 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 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 On this day in history the birth of Ella Fitzgerald, US jazz singer
Apr 27 In the year 1918 giants' 9-0 winning start & Dodgers' 0-9 losing streak are stopped
Apr 27 John Alfred Scali, journalist/correspondent (ABC) in the year 1918.
Apr 27 Lt. George Burdon McKean (14th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Gavrelle France in the year 1918.
Apr 29 In the year 1918 gavrilo Princip, Bosnian murderer of arch duke Ferdinand, dies at 22
Apr 29 In the year 1918 mervyn Roye Harvey, cricketer (brother of Neil, Test for Australia)
Apr 29 In the year 1918 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 W Donald McNeill, tennis champ (US Open-1940) on this day in history.
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 Charlie Soong, Christian Missionary in the year 1918.
May 04 Kakuei Tanaka, Japanese PM (1972-74), convicted of bribe-taking in the year 1918.
May 04 In the year 1918 yankees set record with 8 sacrifices, beat Red Sox's Babe Ruth 5-4
May 05 Erbie Bowser, pianist in the year 1918.
May 06 Godfrey Ridout, composer on this day in history.
May 07 On this day in history argeliers Leon, composer
May 09 Mike Wallace, Brookline Mass, newscaster (Biography, 60 Minutes) on this day in history.
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.
May 11 In the year 1918 richard P Feynman, physicist (Feynman-diagrams/Nobel prize 1965)
May 12 Oscar Beregi Jr, Hungary, actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in City) in the year 1918.