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Historical Events In 1918

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

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

Apr 18   Robert Zimonyi, Hungary, cox (Olympic-Hungary-bronze-1948/US-gold-64) in the year 1918.  

Apr 20   On this day in history manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the following day.  

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

Apr 20   The Canadian Government calls up men from ages of 20 to 22 for military service in the year 1918.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1918 mickey Vernon, baseball player  

Apr 23   Battle of Zeebrugge ends in the year 1918.  

Apr 23   Percy Thomson Dean, lt-commander, killed at Zeebrugge, dies in the year 1918.  

Apr 23   In the year 1918 uSS Stewart destroys German submarine off France  

Apr 25   Astrid Varnay, Stockholm Sweden, soprano (Met Opera 1941-56) on this day in history.  

Apr 25   In the year 1918 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) on this day in history.  

Apr 27   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

Apr 30   W Donald McNeill, tennis champ (US Open-1940) in the year 1918.  

May 02   On this day in history frederick Archibauld Warner, diplomat  

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

May 03   Charlie Soong, Christian Missionary on this day in history.  

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

May 04   Yankees set record with 8 sacrifices, beat Red Sox's Babe Ruth 5-4 in the year 1918.  

May 05   Erbie Bowser, pianist in the year 1918.  

May 06   In the year 1918 godfrey Ridout, composer  

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

May 09   On this day in history mike Wallace, Brookline Mass, newscaster (Biography, 60 Minutes)  

May 10   HMS Vindictive sunk to block entrance of Ostend Harbor in the year 1918.  

May 11   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of willy den Ouden, Dutch swimmer, (WR 100m, 1:04.06)  

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)  

Jan 02   On this day in history 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   Jean Dixon, psychic (Gift of Prophecy) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Buddy Weed, Ossining NY, pianist (Penthouse Party) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 06   In the year 1918 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 in the year 1918.  

Jan 08   On this day in history michael Hertz, composer, dies at 73  

Jan 09   In the year 1918 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   John McCrae, Canadian poet/physician, dies in the year 1918.  

Feb 02   In the year 1918 john L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59  

Feb 06   Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

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