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Historical Events In April - 18

Saturday, 26 September 2020

1967  On this day in history manitoba imposes 5% sales tax, effective June 1.  

1968  On April - 18 sF's Old Hall of Justice demolished  

1969  On April - 18 piotr F Scharoff, Russ/Italian actor/director (Chechov), dies at 82  

1971  Howard Hughes billionaire, dies on April - 18.  

1971  Kingston penitentiary inmates stage four-day riot, holding five guards hostage; two convicts murdered, 11 injured on April - 18.  

1971  Masao Oki, composer, dies at 69 on April - 18.  

1972  On this day in history t Smirnova discovers asteroids #1902 Shaposhnikov, #2192 Pyatigoriya & #2250 Stalingrad  

1974  On this day in history betty Compson, actress (Barker, Weary River, Drag Net), dies at 77  

1975  On this day in history john Lennon releases "Stand by Me"  

1975  Rob Touber, [Robert J Noordervliet), chansonnier/director, dies at 38 on April - 18.  

1976  On this day in history percy Julian holder of more than 138 chemical patents, dies at 78  

1976  On April - 18 percy Julian, holder of more than 138 chemical patents, dies at 78  

1977  On April - 18 jerome Drayton wins the 81st Boston Marathon in in 2 14 46; the eighth Canadian to win the Marathon.  

1977  The Hall Commission Report on Grain Handling and Transportation is published. This recommends limited branch line abandonment on the prairies on April - 18.  

1977  Jerome Drayton wins the 81st Boston Marathon in in 2:14:46; the eighth Canadian to win the Marathon on April - 18.  

1978  On April - 18 uS Senate approves transfer of Panama Canal to Panam  

1979  "Real People" premieres on NBC TV on this day in history.  

1980  On April - 18 zimbabwe's (Rhodesia) formal independence from Britain (Nat'l Day)  

1982  On April - 18 canada Constitution Act replaces British North America Act  

1982  M Watt discovers asteroid #2687 on April - 18.  

1983  A lone suicide bomber kills 63, at the US Embassy in Lebanon on this day in history.  

1983  Joan Benoit set a women's record for the Boston Marathon on April - 18.  

1983  On April - 18 kMO-AM in Tacoma Wash changes call letters to KAMT (now KKMO)  

1983  N G Thomas discovers asteroid #2933 Amber, #3151 Talbot & #3561 Devine on April - 18.  

1983  Alan Melville, cricketer (11 Tests for South Africa, 894 runs), dies on this day in history.  

1984  On this day in history challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB  

1984  On April - 18 john Lee Mahin screenwriter, dies of emphysema at 81  

1984  On April - 18 michael Jackson faced surgery in Los Angeles. Doctors performed scalp surgery to repair damage done after the megastarís hair caught fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial on January 27. Jackson was hospitalized and recuperated for months before he could return to work.  

1984  On this day in history john Lee Mahin, screenwriter, dies of emphysema at 81  

1985  On April - 18 in Yunnan Province, China a 5.8 quake resulted in Twenty-three people killed, 300 injured and damage in the Luquan-Xundian area  

1986  Marcel Dassault, [Bloch], French airplane builder, dies at 94 on this day in history.  

1987  An unconscous skydiver is rescued by another diver in mid-air on April - 18.  

1987  Pat Knauff, France sets 1-leg downhill ski speed record (115.012 mph) on this day in history.  

1988  Barbra Striesand records "Warm All Over" on April - 18.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1480  Lucretia Borgia, murderess (poison)/daughter (Pope Alexander VI) was born on April - 18.  

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  Ahmed I, 14th sultan of Turkey (1603-17) was born on April - 18.  

1590  Ahmed I, Ottoman Emperor (d. 1617) was born on April - 18.  

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

1729  Gaetano B Vestris, Italian/French ballet dancer was born on this day in history.  

1732  On this day in history 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 April - 18.  

1556  On this day in history luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Flora, Antigone), dies at 61  

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

1567  Wilhelm von Grumbach, German military man, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

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