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Historical Events In April - 18

Saturday, 04 December 2021

1945  On April - 18 ernest T Pyle, British/US newscaster, killed in WW II at 44  

1946  On this day in history 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 April - 18.  

1947  On this day in history benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25), dies at 51  

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

1948  On April - 18 international Court of Justice opens at Hague Netherlands  

1949  On this day in history republic of Ireland created  

1949  On April - 18 republic of Ireland withdraws from British Commonwealth  

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

1950  On April - 18 first transatlantic jet passenger trip  

1950  Yankees win 15-10 after trailing Red Sox 9-0 in 6th on April - 18.  

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

1954  Colonel Nasser seizes power in Egypt on April - 18.  

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

1955  On April - 18 albert Einstein developer of relativity theory, dies  

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

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

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

1957  On April - 18 asteroid #2307 discovered  

1958  On this day in history maurice-Gustave Gamelin, French generalissmo (WW I, WW II), dies at 85  

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

1959  On April - 18 irving Cummings Sr, actor/director (In Old Ariz), dies at 70  

1960  On this day in history 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  Henrietta Kreis 3rd of famous Wallenda aerialist to fall to death on this day in history.  

1963  On April - 18 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 this day in history.  

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

1964  Albe Vidakovic, composer, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

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

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  On April - 18 birth of gaetano B Vestris, Italian/French ballet dancer  

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  Mu'awijja, kalief of Al-Schaam, dies on this day in history.  

1161  Death of Theobald of Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

1504  Filippino Lippi, painter, dies at about 52 on this day in history.  

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

1558  On April - 18 death of roxelana, wife of Suleiman the Magnificent  

1567  Wilhelm von Grumbach, German military man, dies at 63 on April - 18.  

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