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Historical Events In 1918

Friday, 24 January 2020

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

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   In the year 1918 mickey Vernon, baseball player  

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

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

Apr 23   USS Stewart destroys German submarine off France on this day in history.  

Apr 25   On this day in history astrid Varnay, Stockholm Sweden, soprano (Met Opera 1941-56)  

Apr 25   In the year 1918 australians drive Germans from Villers-Bretonneux, France  

Apr 25   The birth of Ella Fitzgerald, US jazz singer on this day in history.  

Apr 27   Giants' 9-0 winning start & Dodgers' 0-9 losing streak are stopped in the year 1918.  

Apr 27   On this day in history 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   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   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   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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history erbie Bowser, pianist  

May 06   On this day in history godfrey Ridout, composer  

May 07   On this day in history 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   44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8 in the year 1918.  

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

May 12   In the year 1918 oscar Beregi Jr, Hungary, actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in City)  

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Famous Birthdays In 1918

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1918 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   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 in the year 1918.  

Jan 06   Buddy Weed, Ossining NY, pianist (Penthouse Party) was born in the year 1918.  

Jan 06   Caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat) was born in the year 1918.  

Jan 07   In the year 1918 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   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   Émile Reynaud, French scientist (b. 1844) died on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 06   On this day in history gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55  

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