Historical Events In April - 18
Thursday, 22 April 2021
1945 Ernest T Pyle, British/US newscaster, killed in WW II at 44 on this day in history.
1946 League of Nations dissolves (3 months after the UN starts) on April - 18.
1946 On this day in history "Call Me Mister" opens at National Theater NYC for 734 performances
1947 On April - 18 the birth of James Woods, American actor
1947 On April - 18 benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25), dies at 51
1948 On April - 18 lockhead Hudson aircraft crashes at Lae, Papua New Guniea, claiming 37 lives.
1948 International Court of Justice opens at Hague Netherlands on this day in history.
1949 On April - 18 republic of Ireland created
1949 Republic of Ireland withdraws from British Commonwealth on this day in history.
1949 On this day in history leonard Bloomfield, linguist/philosopher, dies
1950 First transatlantic jet passenger trip on this day in history.
1950 On this day in history yankees win 15-10 after trailing Red Sox 9-0 in 6th
1950 On this day in history 1st opening night-game, Cards beat Pirates, 4-2
1951 On this day in history "Make a Wish" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 102 performances
1952 On April - 18 a Schmitt discovers asteroid #1614 Goldschmidt
1953 On April - 18 "Pal Joey" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 542 performances
1954 On this day in history colonel Nasser seizes power in Egypt
1954 Colonel Nasser seizes power & becomes PM of Egypt on this day in history.
1955 On April - 18 albert Einstein developer of relativity theory, dies
1955 "Ankles Aweigh" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 176 perfs on April - 18.
1955 On April - 18 don Blackie, cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1928-29), dies at 46
1956 On April - 18 grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco (civil ceremony)
1957 On April - 18 asteroid #2307 discovered
1958 On this day in history maurice-Gustave Gamelin, French generalissmo (WW I, WW II), dies at 85
1959 Montreal Canadiens beat Tor Maple Leafs 4 games to 1 for Stanley Cup on this day in history.
1959 Irving Cummings Sr, actor/director (In Old Ariz), dies at 70 on this day in history.
1960 French President Charles de Gaulle arrives in Ottawa for four-day visit on April - 18.
1960 On April - 18 emory Johnson, director (Phantom Express, Shield of Honor), dies at 66
1963 On this day in history henrietta Kreis 3rd of famous Wallenda aerialist to fall to death
1963 Tor Maple Leafs beat Det Red Wings 4 games to 1 for the Stanley Cup on this day in history.
1963 On this day in history henrietta Kreis, 3rd of famous Wallenda aerialist to fall to death
1964 On this day in history ben Hecht playwright (Child of the Century), dies at 71
1964 Albe Vidakovic, composer, dies at 49 on this day in history.
1966 On this day in history bill Russell became first black coach in NBA history (Boston Celtics)