Historical Events In August - 18
Wednesday, 03 March 2021
1949 Paul J Mares, US jazz trumpetist/composer (Tin Roof Blues), dies at 49 on August - 18.
1950 On this day in history julien Lahaut, the chairman of the Communist Party of Belgium is assassinated by far-right elements.
1950 On August - 18 julien Lahaut, chairman Belgian Communist Party, murdered
1951 On August - 18 cricket 1st-class debut of Raymond Illingworth
1952 Ralph Byrd, actor (Dick Tracy TV Show), dies at 43 on August - 18.
1954 On August - 18 asst Sec of Labor James Wilkins became first black to attend cabinet
1954 James E Wilkins is 1st black to attend a US cabinet meeting on August - 18.
1955 -19] Hurricane Diane, kills 400 in US on August - 18.
1956 On August - 18 cin Reds (8) & Cubs (2) combine to hit 10 HRs in a 9 inning game
1957 Amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4«") on August - 18.
1957 On this day in history amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4Â½")
1957 On August - 18 wawrzyniec Jerzy Zulawski, composer, dies at 41
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 this day in history.
1958 On August - 18 lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov, published
1958 TV game show scandal investigation starts on this day in history.
1958 On this day in history "Lolita," by Vladimir Nabokov, published
1961 On August - 18 construction on Berlin Wall completed
1961 Learned Hand, Chief judge of US court of Appeals, dies at 89 on this day in history.
1962 Peter, Paul and Mary release their first hit "If I Had a Hammer" on this day in history.
1962 On August - 18 cleo Ridgely, silent screen actress (I Remember Mama), dies at 68
1963 On August - 18 andy Morales was born
1963 On this day in history james Meredith became first black graduate from U of Mississippi
1966 Battle of Long Tan, Vietnam on August - 18.
1966 On August - 18 first ship-to-shore satellite radio message sent
1966 On August - 18 the 'Cultural Revolution' in China begins
1966 Isaac Keesing, Dutch founder (System Keesing), dies at 80 on this day in history.
1967 On this day in history rolling Stones release "We Love You"
1968 On this day in history cy Walter, pianist (3's Company), dies at 52
1969 On this day in history laci Boldemann, composer, dies at 48
1972 Police fine Paul and Linda McCartney $800 in Sweden cannabis possession on this day in history.
1973 Hank Aaron's record 1,378 extra base hit surpasses Stan Musial record on August - 18.
1976 USSR's Luna 24 soft-lands on Moon on August - 18.
1978 Memphis, Tenn, settles with striking police officers andfirefighters on this day in history.