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Historical Events In April - 18

Monday, 18 January 2021

1945  On this day in history ernest T Pyle, British/US newscaster, killed in WW II at 44  

1946  On April - 18 league of Nations dissolves (3 months after the UN starts)  

1946  "Call Me Mister" opens at National Theater NYC for 734 performances on this day in history.  

1947  The birth of James Woods, American actor on this day in history.  

1947  Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25), dies at 51 on this day in history.  

1948  On this day in history lockhead Hudson aircraft crashes at Lae, Papua New Guniea, claiming 37 lives.  

1948  International Court of Justice opens at Hague Netherlands on April - 18.  

1949  Republic of Ireland created on April - 18.  

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 this day in history first transatlantic jet passenger trip  

1950  On April - 18 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 April - 18 "Make a Wish" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 102 performances  

1952  On this day in history a Schmitt discovers asteroid #1614 Goldschmidt  

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

1954  On April - 18 colonel Nasser seizes power in Egypt  

1954  On April - 18 colonel Nasser seizes power & becomes PM of Egypt  

1955  Albert Einstein developer of relativity theory, dies on April - 18.  

1955  On April - 18 "Ankles Aweigh" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 176 perfs  

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  Asteroid #2307 discovered on April - 18.  

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

1959  Montreal Canadiens beat Tor Maple Leafs 4 games to 1 for Stanley Cup on April - 18.  

1959  On this day in history irving Cummings Sr, actor/director (In Old Ariz), dies at 70  

1960  On April - 18 french President Charles de Gaulle arrives in Ottawa for four-day visit.  

1960  On April - 18 emory Johnson, director (Phantom Express, Shield of Honor), dies at 66  

1963  On April - 18 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 April - 18.  

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

1964  On this day in history ben Hecht playwright (Child of the Century), dies at 71  

1964  On this day in history albe Vidakovic, composer, dies at 49  

1966  On this day in history 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  On April - 18 birth of lucretia Borgia, murderess (poison)/daughter (Pope Alexander VI)  

1521  Francois de Coligny, ruler of van Andelot, French general (Jarnac) was born on this day in history.  

1580  Thomas Middleton, English playwright (Game of Chess) was born on April - 18.  

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  Giacomo Carissimi, composer was born on April - 18.  

1729  Gaetano B Vestris, Italian/French ballet dancer was born on April - 18.  

1732  On April - 18 birth of george Colman, "the Elder  

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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  Death of Theobald of Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury on April - 18.  

1504  On this day in history filippino Lippi, painter, dies at about 52  

1530  On this day in history francois Lambert d'avignon, French church reformer, dies at about 43  

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

1556  Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Flora, Antigone), dies at 61 on April - 18.  

1558  On this day in history death of roxelana, wife of Suleiman the Magnificent  

1567  On April - 18 wilhelm von Grumbach, German military man, dies at 63  

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