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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.  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of maxene Andrews, Minn, singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy)  

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

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   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   In the year 1918 sijbe K Bakker, vicar/theologist (Christian-Socialism), dies at 42  

Jan 06   Georg F L P Cantor, German mathematician: collection, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Michael Hertz, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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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