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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 (252'4½")  

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.  

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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  On August - 18 birth of marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet  

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 August - 18 birth of virginia Dare, 1st American born of English parents  

1596  On August - 18 birth of jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (d. 1665)  

1605  On August - 18 birth of henry Hammond, English churchman (d. 1660)  

1606  Maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary (d. 1646) was born on this day in history.  

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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  On this day in history theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies  

1258  Death of Theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea on this day in history.  

1276  On August - 18 adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies  

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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