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)