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Historical Events In August - 18

Monday, 16 May 2022

1949  Paul J Mares, US jazz trumpetist/composer (Tin Roof Blues), dies at 49 on August - 18.  

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

1950  Julien Lahaut, chairman Belgian Communist Party, murdered on this day in history.  

1951  On August - 18 cricket 1st-class debut of Raymond Illingworth  

1952  On this day in history ralph Byrd, actor (Dick Tracy TV Show), dies at 43  

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

1954  On August - 18 james E Wilkins is 1st black to attend a US cabinet meeting  

1955  On August - 18 -19] Hurricane Diane, kills 400 in US  

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

1957  On August - 18 amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4")  

1957  Amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4½") on this day in history.  

1957  On this day in history wawrzyniec Jerzy Zulawski, composer, dies at 41  

1958  Fidel Castro makes a speech on Cuban pirate radio Rebelde on this day in history.  

1958  On this day in history great Britain issues regional stamps (N Ireland, Scotland andWales)  

1958  Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov, published on this day in history.  

1958  On this day in history tV game show scandal investigation starts  

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

1961  Construction on Berlin Wall completed on August - 18.  

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 August - 18.  

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

1963  Andy Morales was born on August - 18.  

1963  James Meredith became first black graduate from U of Mississippi on August - 18.  

1966  Battle of Long Tan, Vietnam on this day in history.  

1966  First ship-to-shore satellite radio message sent on August - 18.  

1966  The 'Cultural Revolution' in China begins on August - 18.  

1966  On this day in history isaac Keesing, Dutch founder (System Keesing), dies at 80  

1967  On this day in history rolling Stones release "We Love You"  

1968  Cy Walter, pianist (3's Company), dies at 52 on August - 18.  

1969  Laci Boldemann, composer, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

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 August - 18.  

1976  USSR's Luna 24 soft-lands on Moon on August - 18.  

1978  Memphis, Tenn, settles with striking police officers andfirefighters on August - 18.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1414  On this day in history birth of jami, Persian poet (d. 1492)  

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  1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare) was born on this day in history.  

1587  Virginia Dare, 1st American born of English parents was born on August - 18.  

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  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  On August - 18 genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies  

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 August - 18.  

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

1318  On this day in history death of clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268)  

1430  On August - 18 death of thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (drowned) (b. 1406)  

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