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Historical Events In 1918

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Apr 18   In the year 1918 cleveland center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play  

Apr 18   On this day in history robert Zimonyi, Hungary, cox (Olympic-Hungary-bronze-1948/US-gold-64)  

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   "Red" Baron Manfred von Richtofen, killed in WW I on this day in history.  

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   Mickey Vernon, baseball player in the year 1918.  

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

Apr 23   On this day in history percy Thomson Dean, lt-commander, killed at Zeebrugge, dies  

Apr 23   USS Stewart destroys German submarine off France in the year 1918.  

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

Apr 25   Australians drive Germans from Villers-Bretonneux, France in the year 1918.  

Apr 25   The birth of Ella Fitzgerald, US jazz singer in the year 1918.  

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   Lt. George Burdon McKean (14th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Gavrelle France on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1918 tris Speaker ties career outfield record of 4 unassisted double plays  

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

Apr 30   On this day in history 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   On this day in history charlie Soong, Christian Missionary  

May 04   In the year 1918 kakuei Tanaka, Japanese PM (1972-74), convicted of bribe-taking  

May 04   On this day in history yankees set record with 8 sacrifices, beat Red Sox's Babe Ruth 5-4  

May 05   On this day in history erbie Bowser, pianist  

May 06   On this day in history godfrey Ridout, composer  

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

May 09   In the year 1918 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   Willy den Ouden, Dutch swimmer, (WR 100m, 1:04.06) was born in the year 1918.  

Jan 01   In the year 1918 birth of patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)  

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

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1918 georg F L P Cantor, German mathematician: collection, dies at 72  

Jan 08   In the year 1918 michael Hertz, composer, dies at 73  

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

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