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Historical Events In 1918

Tuesday, 26 March 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   "Red Baron", [Manfred von Richtofen], shot down in WW I at 25 in the year 1918.  

Apr 21   "Red" Baron Manfred von Richtofen, killed in WW I in the year 1918.  

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   Mickey Vernon, baseball player in the year 1918.  

Apr 23   Battle of Zeebrugge ends in the year 1918.  

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   In the year 1918 john Alfred Scali, journalist/correspondent (ABC)  

Apr 27   Lt. George Burdon McKean (14th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Gavrelle France in the year 1918.  

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) in the year 1918.  

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   Frederick Archibauld Warner, diplomat on this day in history.  

May 02   General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware in the year 1918.  

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 in the year 1918.  

May 06   On this day in history godfrey Ridout, composer  

May 07   In the year 1918 argeliers Leon, composer  

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

May 10   On this day in history hMS Vindictive sunk to block entrance of Ostend Harbor  

May 11   On this day in history 44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8  

May 11   Richard P Feynman, physicist (Feynman-diagrams/Nobel prize 1965) in the year 1918.  

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   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   In the year 1918 birth of maxene Andrews, Minn, singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy)  

Jan 05   Jean Dixon, psychic (Gift of Prophecy) was born on this day in history.  

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   Alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party) was born in the year 1918.  

Famous Deaths In 1918

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Sijbe K Bakker, vicar/theologist (Christian-Socialism), dies at 42 in the year 1918.  

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 in the year 1918.  

Jan 09   Émile Reynaud, French scientist (b. 1844) died on this day in history.  

Jan 24   In the year 1918 death of george Arthur Crump, Founder of the Pine Valley Golf Club in Clementon NJ (b. 1871)  

Jan 28   John McCrae, Canadian poet/physician, dies in the year 1918.  

Feb 02   On this day in history john L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59  

Feb 06   In the year 1918 gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55  

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