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.