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Historical Events In April - 18

Thursday, 13 May 2021

1967  Manitoba imposes 5% sales tax, effective June 1 on April - 18.  

1968  SF's Old Hall of Justice demolished on this day in history.  

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  Kingston penitentiary inmates stage four-day riot, holding five guards hostage; two convicts murdered, 11 injured on this day in history.  

1971  Masao Oki, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

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

1974  Betty Compson, actress (Barker, Weary River, Drag Net), dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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

1975  On April - 18 rob Touber, [Robert J Noordervliet), chansonnier/director, dies at 38  

1976  Percy Julian holder of more than 138 chemical patents, dies at 78 on April - 18.  

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 this day in history.  

1977  On April - 18 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 this day in history.  

1978  On this day in history uS Senate approves transfer of Panama Canal to Panam  

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

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 April - 18.  

1982  On April - 18 m Watt discovers asteroid #2687  

1983  On April - 18 a lone suicide bomber kills 63, at the US Embassy in Lebanon  

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  On this day in history n G Thomas discovers asteroid #2933 Amber, #3151 Talbot & #3561 Devine  

1983  On this day in history alan Melville, cricketer (11 Tests for South Africa, 894 runs), dies  

1984  Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB on April - 18.  

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

1984  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 on April - 18.  

1984  John Lee Mahin, screenwriter, dies of emphysema at 81 on April - 18.  

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 this day in history.  

1986  On this day in history marcel Dassault, [Bloch], French airplane builder, dies at 94  

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

1987  On this day in history 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.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1480  On this day in history birth of lucretia Borgia, murderess (poison)/daughter (Pope Alexander VI)  

1521  Francois de Coligny, ruler of van Andelot, French general (Jarnac) was born on this day in history.  

1580  Thomas Middleton, English playwright (Game of Chess) was born on this day in history.  

1590  On this day in history birth of ahmed I, 14th sultan of Turkey (1603-17)  

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  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  On this day in history filippino Lippi, painter, dies at about 52  

1530  Francois Lambert d'avignon, French church reformer, dies at about 43 on this day in history.  

1552  On this day in history john Leland, antiquary, dies  

1556  Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Flora, Antigone), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1558  Death of Roxelana, wife of Suleiman the Magnificent on April - 18.  

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

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