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Historical Events In April - 18

Tuesday, 09 August 2022

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 this day in history the birth of James Woods, American actor  

1947  Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25), dies at 51 on April - 18.  

1948  Lockhead Hudson aircraft crashes at Lae, Papua New Guniea, claiming 37 lives on April - 18.  

1948  On this day in history international Court of Justice opens at Hague Netherlands  

1949  On April - 18 republic of Ireland created  

1949  Republic of Ireland withdraws from British Commonwealth on this day in history.  

1949  Leonard Bloomfield, linguist/philosopher, dies on this day in history.  

1950  On April - 18 first transatlantic jet passenger trip  

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  A Schmitt discovers asteroid #1614 Goldschmidt on this day in history.  

1953  "Pal Joey" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 542 performances on this day in history.  

1954  Colonel Nasser seizes power in Egypt on this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history colonel Nasser seizes power & becomes PM of Egypt  

1955  On this day in history albert Einstein developer of relativity theory, dies  

1955  On this day in history "Ankles Aweigh" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 176 perfs  

1955  Don Blackie, cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1928-29), dies at 46 on this day in history.  

1956  Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco (civil ceremony) on April - 18.  

1957  On this day in history asteroid #2307 discovered  

1958  Maurice-Gustave Gamelin, French generalissmo (WW I, WW II), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

1959  On April - 18 montreal Canadiens beat Tor Maple Leafs 4 games to 1 for Stanley Cup  

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 this day in history.  

1960  Emory Johnson, director (Phantom Express, Shield of Honor), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1963  On April - 18 henrietta Kreis 3rd of famous Wallenda aerialist to fall to death  

1963  On this day in history tor Maple Leafs beat Det Red Wings 4 games to 1 for the Stanley Cup  

1963  Henrietta Kreis, 3rd of famous Wallenda aerialist to fall to death on April - 18.  

1964  Ben Hecht playwright (Child of the Century), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1964  Albe Vidakovic, composer, dies at 49 on April - 18.  

1966  On April - 18 bill Russell became first black coach in NBA history (Boston Celtics)  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1480  Lucretia Borgia, murderess (poison)/daughter (Pope Alexander VI) was born on April - 18.  

1521  On April - 18 birth of francois de Coligny, ruler of van Andelot, French general (Jarnac)  

1580  On this day in history birth of thomas Middleton, English playwright (Game of Chess)  

1590  Ahmed I, 14th sultan of Turkey (1603-17) was born on this day in history.  

1590  Ahmed I, Ottoman Emperor (d. 1617) was born on this day in history.  

1605  On April - 18 birth of giacomo Carissimi, composer  

1729  Gaetano B Vestris, Italian/French ballet dancer was born on this day in history.  

1732  George Colman, "the Elder was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In April - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0680  On April - 18 mu'awijja, kalief of Al-Schaam, dies  

1161  On this day in history death of theobald of Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury  

1504  Filippino Lippi, painter, dies at about 52 on April - 18.  

1530  Francois Lambert d'avignon, French church reformer, dies at about 43 on April - 18.  

1552  John Leland, antiquary, dies on this day in history.  

1556  On this day in history luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Flora, Antigone), dies at 61  

1558  Death of Roxelana, wife of Suleiman the Magnificent on April - 18.  

1567  Wilhelm von Grumbach, German military man, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

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