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Historical Events In April - 18

Friday, 18 September 2020

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 April - 18.  

1947  On April - 18 the birth of James Woods, American actor  

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

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 April - 18.  

1949  On this day in history republic of Ireland created  

1949  Republic of Ireland withdraws from British Commonwealth on April - 18.  

1949  Leonard Bloomfield, linguist/philosopher, dies on April - 18.  

1950  On this day in history 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  "Make a Wish" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 102 performances on this day in history.  

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  Colonel Nasser seizes power & becomes PM of Egypt on this day in history.  

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

1955  On April - 18 "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 April - 18.  

1956  Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco (civil ceremony) on this day in history.  

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  Irving Cummings Sr, actor/director (In Old Ariz), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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

1960  Emory Johnson, director (Phantom Express, Shield of Honor), dies at 66 on April - 18.  

1963  On this day in history henrietta Kreis 3rd of famous Wallenda aerialist to fall to death  

1963  On April - 18 tor Maple Leafs beat Det Red Wings 4 games to 1 for the Stanley Cup  

1963  On this day in history henrietta Kreis, 3rd of famous Wallenda aerialist to fall to death  

1964  On April - 18 ben Hecht playwright (Child of the Century), dies at 71  

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  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 April - 18.  

1580  Thomas Middleton, English playwright (Game of Chess) was born on this day in history.  

1590  On April - 18 birth of ahmed I, 14th sultan of Turkey (1603-17)  

1590  On this day in history birth of ahmed I, Ottoman Emperor (d. 1617)  

1605  On this day in history birth of giacomo Carissimi, composer  

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

1732  George Colman, "the Elder was born on April - 18.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0680  On this day in history mu'awijja, kalief of Al-Schaam, dies  

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

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 April - 18.  

1556  Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Flora, Antigone), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1558  Death of Roxelana, wife of Suleiman the Magnificent on this day in history.  

1567  On this day in history wilhelm von Grumbach, German military man, dies at 63  

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