Historical Events In 1918
Sunday, 31 May 2020
Apr 18 Cleveland center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play on this day in history.
Apr 18 Robert Zimonyi, Hungary, cox (Olympic-Hungary-bronze-1948/US-gold-64) in the year 1918.
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 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 On this day in history mickey Vernon, baseball player
Apr 23 Battle of Zeebrugge ends in the year 1918.
Apr 23 In the year 1918 percy Thomson Dean, lt-commander, killed at Zeebrugge, dies
Apr 23 USS Stewart destroys German submarine off France in the year 1918.
Apr 25 Astrid Varnay, Stockholm Sweden, soprano (Met Opera 1941-56) in the year 1918.
Apr 25 In the year 1918 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 In the year 1918 lt. George Burdon McKean (14th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Gavrelle France
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 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 W Donald McNeill, tennis champ (US Open-1940) in the year 1918.
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 On this day in history charlie Soong, Christian Missionary
May 04 Kakuei Tanaka, Japanese PM (1972-74), convicted of bribe-taking in the year 1918.
May 04 On this day in history yankees set record with 8 sacrifices, beat Red Sox's Babe Ruth 5-4
May 05 Erbie Bowser, pianist on this day in history.
May 06 On this day in history godfrey Ridout, composer
May 07 In the year 1918 argeliers Leon, composer
May 09 On this day in history 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