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Historical Events In 1918

Friday, 18 January 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 in the year 1918.  

Apr 20   Reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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.  

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

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

May 02   Frederick Archibauld Warner, diplomat in the year 1918.  

May 02   In the year 1918 general Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.  

May 03   Charlie Soong, Christian Missionary in the year 1918.  

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   Erbie Bowser, pianist in the year 1918.  

May 06   On this day in history godfrey Ridout, composer  

May 07   Argeliers Leon, composer in the year 1918.  

May 09   Mike Wallace, Brookline Mass, newscaster (Biography, 60 Minutes) on this day in history.  

May 10   In the year 1918 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  

May 11   On this day in history richard P Feynman, physicist (Feynman-diagrams/Nobel prize 1965)  

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   On this day in history birth of patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)  

Jan 02   In the year 1918 birth of willi Graf, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943)  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1918 birth of jean Dixon, psychic (Gift of Prophecy)  

Jan 06   Buddy Weed, Ossining NY, pianist (Penthouse Party) was born in the year 1918.  

Jan 06   In the year 1918 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 in the year 1918.  

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

Jan 09   On this day in history death of Émile Reynaud, French scientist (b. 1844)  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 06   Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55 in the year 1918.  

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