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)