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Historical Events In August - 18

Thursday, 24 September 2020

1949  Paul J Mares, US jazz trumpetist/composer (Tin Roof Blues), dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1950  On August - 18 julien Lahaut, the chairman of the Communist Party of Belgium is assassinated by far-right elements.  

1950  Julien Lahaut, chairman Belgian Communist Party, murdered on August - 18.  

1951  On this day in history cricket 1st-class debut of Raymond Illingworth  

1952  Ralph Byrd, actor (Dick Tracy TV Show), dies at 43 on this day in history.  

1954  Asst Sec of Labor James Wilkins became first black to attend cabinet on this day in history.  

1954  James E Wilkins is 1st black to attend a US cabinet meeting on August - 18.  

1955  On this day in history -19] Hurricane Diane, kills 400 in US  

1956  On August - 18 cin Reds (8) & Cubs (2) combine to hit 10 HRs in a 9 inning game  

1957  On this day in history amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4")  

1957  On this day in history amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4½")  

1957  Wawrzyniec Jerzy Zulawski, composer, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

1958  Fidel Castro makes a speech on Cuban pirate radio Rebelde on August - 18.  

1958  Great Britain issues regional stamps (N Ireland, Scotland andWales) on August - 18.  

1958  Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov, published on August - 18.  

1958  TV game show scandal investigation starts on this day in history.  

1958  On August - 18 "Lolita," by Vladimir Nabokov, published  

1961  On this day in history construction on Berlin Wall completed  

1961  On August - 18 learned Hand, Chief judge of US court of Appeals, dies at 89  

1962  Peter, Paul and Mary release their first hit "If I Had a Hammer" on this day in history.  

1962  On this day in history cleo Ridgely, silent screen actress (I Remember Mama), dies at 68  

1963  On this day in history andy Morales was born  

1963  James Meredith became first black graduate from U of Mississippi on this day in history.  

1966  Battle of Long Tan, Vietnam on August - 18.  

1966  On August - 18 first ship-to-shore satellite radio message sent  

1966  On this day in history the 'Cultural Revolution' in China begins  

1966  Isaac Keesing, Dutch founder (System Keesing), dies at 80 on August - 18.  

1967  On August - 18 rolling Stones release "We Love You"  

1968  On August - 18 cy Walter, pianist (3's Company), dies at 52  

1969  On August - 18 laci Boldemann, composer, dies at 48  

1972  On this day in history police fine Paul and Linda McCartney $800 in Sweden cannabis possession  

1973  Hank Aaron's record 1,378 extra base hit surpasses Stan Musial record on this day in history.  

1976  On this day in history uSSR's Luna 24 soft-lands on Moon  

1978  On August - 18 memphis, Tenn, settles with striking police officers andfirefighters  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1414  On August - 18 birth of jami, Persian poet (d. 1492)  

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 this day in history birth of 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)  

1587  On August - 18 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  On this day in history birth of henry Hammond, English churchman (d. 1660)  

1606  On this day in history birth of maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary (d. 1646)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0353  Death of Decentius, Roman usurper on this day in history.  

0849  Death of Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian on August - 18.  

1227  Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies on August - 18.  

1236  On August - 18 theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies  

1258  On August - 18 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  Death of Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (drowned) (b. 1406) on August - 18.  

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