Historical Events In August - 18
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
1980 Norman Cazden, composer, dies at 65 on August - 18.
1981 Jerry Lewis appears on "Donahue" to defend Telethons on this day in history.
1981 Anita Loos, US (stage)author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 88 on August - 18.
1982 On this day in history nYSE tops 100 M share volume figure, 132.69 M shares traded
1982 On August - 18 beverly Bayne, actress (Romeo & Juliet, Passionate Youth), dies at 87
1983 Hurricane Alicia battered Houston andGalveston, Texas on August - 18.
1983 Samantha Druce, age 12y 119d is youngest woman to swim English Channel on this day in history.
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 August - 18.
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 On this day in history fDA approves Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment
1988 Largest house (130 rooms) on Long Island sold for $22 million on August - 18.
1988 On this day in history republican Convention in New Orleans select Bush-Quayle ticket
1988 Alexandr V Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut, dies in SU-26 crash at 42 on this day in history.
1989 Bert Oosterbosch, cyclist, dies on August - 18.
1990 On this day in history b F Skinner, psychologist (Skinner Box), dies of Leukemia at 86
1991 On August - 18 pan Am games closes in Havana
1991 Vaughn Shoemaker, US cartoonist (John Q Public, Pulitzer), dies on August - 18.
1992 Gerard Sonder, Dutch radio host (AVRO), dies on August - 18.
1993 On this day in history waring factions in Yugoslavia agree to place Sarajevo under UN control
1993 On this day in history alf Bold, German festival programmer, dies of AIDS at 47
1994 Gottlob Frick, singer, dies at 88 on this day in history.
1995 On August - 18 james Ackley Maxwell, actor/director (Traitors, Otley), dies at 66
1996 On August - 18 geoffrey Dearmer, poet, dies at 103
2005 On August - 18 bTK killer Dennis Rader is sentenced to 10 consecutive life sentences.
2005 On August - 18 peace Mission 205, the first joint China-Russia military exercise, begins its 8-day training on the Shandong peninsula.
2007 Typhoon Sepat makes landfall in eastern Taiwan on this day in history.
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 6 people are killed by a bomb blast on a bus in West Bengal, India on August - 18.
2017 On this day in history white House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is fired by US President Donald Trump
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 Archaeologists confirm first-ever cheese found from Ancient Egypt 3,200 years old in tomb of Ptahmes, mayor of Memphis on August - 18.