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Historical Events In August - 18

Friday, 20 May 2022

1927  Rosalynn Smith Carter, Georgia, 1st lady (1977-1981), Jimmy's lust on this day in history.  

1928  Marge Schott, CEO (Cincinnati Reds) on August - 18.  

1929  Hugues Aufray, French singer on August - 18.  

1930  Eastern Airlines begins passenger service on August - 18.  

1930  On August - 18 carl Barger, Lewistown Pa, baseball pres (Pitts Pirates, Fla Marlins)  

1931  Lou Gehrig hitless in Detroit, his 1,000th consecutively played game on August - 18.  

1932  Auguste Piccard/Max Cosijns reach 16,201m in a balloon on August - 18.  

1933  The birth of Roman Polanski, Polish director on August - 18.  

1934  48th US Womens Tennis: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah H Cooke (61 64) on August - 18.  

1934  Delilah L Beasley, US author/columnist (Oakland Tribune), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1936  On August - 18 106.5ø F-Hottest afternoon ever in Iowa to date  

1936  106.5F-Hottest afternoon ever in Iowa on this day in history.  

1937  The birth of Robert Redford, American actor and director on this day in history.  

1937  On this day in history toyota Motor Company founded  

1937  1st FM radio construction permit issued (W1X0J (WGTR) in Boston MA) on August - 18.  

1938  On this day in history fDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US and Canada  

1938  On August - 18 fDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US & Canada  

1940  On August - 18 chrysler founder Walter P. Chrysler dies  

1940  On this day in history 71 German aircrafts shot down above England  

1941  German concentration camp Amersfoort opens on this day in history.  

1942  Carlson's Raiders land on Makin, Gilbert islands, kill 350 Japs on this day in history.  

1942  On August - 18 erwin Schulhoff, Czech/Russian composer/pianist, dies at 48  

1943  Final convoy of Jews from Salonika Greece arrive at Auschwitz on this day in history.  

1943  On August - 18 carl Hubbell wins his 253rd & final game, all with Giants  

1943  Hans Jeschonnek, German air force general/chief-staff, commits suicide on this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history major David V. Currie (The South Alberta Regiment) wins the Victoria Cross at St. Lambert-sur-Dives, France  

1944  Paris railroad workers strike against nazi occupiers on this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history cecile Chaminade, composer, dies at 87  

1945  Scheduled demonstrations at Polo Grounds & Ebbets Field to end segregation in organized baseball are called off on this day in history.  

1946  Golf Writers Associaton of America formed on this day in history.  

1946  Golf Writers Associaton of America forms on this day in history.  

1947  Naval torpedo and mine factory explodes at Cadiz, Spain killing 300 on August - 18.  

1947  On August - 18 naval torpedo & mine factory explodes at Cadiz, Spain killing 300  

1949  Hungary adopts constitution on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1414  Jami, Persian poet (d. 1492) was born on this day in history.  

1450  Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet was born on this day in history.  

1579  Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange was born on this day in history.  

1587  On August - 18 birth of 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)  

1587  On this day in history birth of virginia Dare, 1st American born of English parents  

1596  On this day in history birth of jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (d. 1665)  

1605  Henry Hammond, English churchman (d. 1660) was born on August - 18.  

1606  Maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary (d. 1646) was born on August - 18.  

Famous Deaths In August - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0353  On this day in history death of decentius, Roman usurper  

0849  On this day in history death of walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian  

1227  Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies on this day in history.  

1236  Theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies on this day in history.  

1258  On this day in history death of theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea  

1276  Adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies on this day in history.  

1318  On August - 18 death of clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268)  

1430  On this day in history death of thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (drowned) (b. 1406)  

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