Historical Events In April - 18
Saturday, 27 February 2021
1967 Manitoba imposes 5% sales tax, effective June 1 on April - 18.
1968 On April - 18 sF's Old Hall of Justice demolished
1969 Piotr F Scharoff, Russ/Italian actor/director (Chechov), dies at 82 on this day in history.
1971 Howard Hughes billionaire, dies on April - 18.
1971 On April - 18 kingston penitentiary inmates stage four-day riot, holding five guards hostage; two convicts murdered, 11 injured.
1971 On this day in history masao Oki, composer, dies at 69
1972 T Smirnova discovers asteroids #1902 Shaposhnikov, #2192 Pyatigoriya & #2250 Stalingrad on April - 18.
1974 Betty Compson, actress (Barker, Weary River, Drag Net), dies at 77 on April - 18.
1975 John Lennon releases "Stand by Me" on this day in history.
1975 Rob Touber, [Robert J Noordervliet), chansonnier/director, dies at 38 on April - 18.
1976 On April - 18 percy Julian holder of more than 138 chemical patents, dies at 78
1976 Percy Julian, holder of more than 138 chemical patents, dies at 78 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.
1977 On this day in history the Hall Commission Report on Grain Handling and Transportation is published. This recommends limited branch line abandonment on the prairies.
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 April - 18.
1980 Zimbabwe's (Rhodesia) formal independence from Britain (Nat'l Day) on this day in history.
1982 Canada Constitution Act replaces British North America Act on this day in history.
1982 On April - 18 m Watt discovers asteroid #2687
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 this day in history.
1983 On this day in history 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 April - 18.
1984 Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB on this day in history.
1984 John Lee Mahin screenwriter, dies of emphysema at 81 on April - 18.
1984 On this day in history 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 In Yunnan Province, China a 5.8 quake resulted in Twenty-three people killed, 300 injured and damage in the Luquan-Xundian area on April - 18.
1986 Marcel Dassault, [Bloch], French airplane builder, dies at 94 on April - 18.
1987 An unconscous skydiver is rescued by another diver in mid-air on April - 18.
1987 On April - 18 pat Knauff, France sets 1-leg downhill ski speed record (115.012 mph)
1988 Barbra Striesand records "Warm All Over" on this day in history.