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Historical Events In August - 18

Thursday, 13 May 2021

1980  Norman Cazden, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1981  On August - 18 jerry Lewis appears on "Donahue" to defend Telethons  

1981  Anita Loos, US (stage)author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 88 on this day in history.  

1982  NYSE tops 100 M share volume figure, 132.69 M shares traded on August - 18.  

1982  On this day in history beverly Bayne, actress (Romeo & Juliet, Passionate Youth), dies at 87  

1983  Hurricane Alicia battered Houston andGalveston, Texas on August - 18.  

1983  On August - 18 samantha Druce, age 12y 119d is youngest woman to swim English Channel  

1984  On August - 18 triangle Oil Corp, above-ground storage tank at Jacksonville Fla, spills 2.5 m gallons of oil burned after lightning sparked a fire  

1987  Philip Rush of NZ, set record for triple crossing English Channel. His time 28 21, 10 hours faster than the first man to do it on this day in history.  

1987  On this day in history philip Rush of NZ, set record for triple crossing English Channel. His time 28:21, 10 hours faster than the first man to do it  

1988  FDA approves Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment on this day in history.  

1988  On this day in history largest house (130 rooms) on Long Island sold for $22 million  

1988  Republican Convention in New Orleans select Bush-Quayle ticket on this day in history.  

1988  Alexandr V Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut, dies in SU-26 crash at 42 on this day in history.  

1989  On this day in history bert Oosterbosch, cyclist, dies  

1990  B F Skinner, psychologist (Skinner Box), dies of Leukemia at 86 on this day in history.  

1991  On this day in history pan Am games closes in Havana  

1991  On August - 18 vaughn Shoemaker, US cartoonist (John Q Public, Pulitzer), dies  

1992  Gerard Sonder, Dutch radio host (AVRO), dies on August - 18.  

1993  On August - 18 waring factions in Yugoslavia agree to place Sarajevo under UN control  

1993  Alf Bold, German festival programmer, dies of AIDS at 47 on August - 18.  

1994  Gottlob Frick, singer, dies at 88 on August - 18.  

1995  James Ackley Maxwell, actor/director (Traitors, Otley), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1996  Geoffrey Dearmer, poet, dies at 103 on August - 18.  

2005  On this day in history bTK killer Dennis Rader is sentenced to 10 consecutive life sentences.  

2005  Peace Mission 205, the first joint China-Russia military exercise, begins its 8-day training on the Shandong peninsula on this day in history.  

2007  On August - 18 typhoon Sepat makes landfall in eastern Taiwan.  

2010  Hal Connolly, American Athlete and hammer thrower (b.1931) on August - 18.  

2011  The West Memphis Three are released from prison after 18 years in imprisonment on August - 18.  

2012  On August - 18 al-Qaeda militants kill 14 people in an attack in Aden, Yemen  

2013  On this day in history 6 people are killed by a bomb blast on a bus in West Bengal, India  

2017  White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is fired by US President Donald Trump on August - 18.  

2018  On this day in history indian actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas confirm their engagement with engagement party in Mumbai, India More >>  

2018  On this day in history archaeologists confirm first-ever cheese found from Ancient Egypt 3,200 years old in tomb of Ptahmes, mayor of Memphis  

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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 August - 18.  

1450  On this day in history birth of marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet  

1579  On August - 18 birth of charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange  

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

1605  Henry Hammond, English churchman (d. 1660) was born on this day in history.  

1606  On August - 18 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  On this day in history death of decentius, Roman usurper  

0849  Death of Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian on this day in history.  

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

1236  Theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies on August - 18.  

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 August - 18.  

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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