Historical Events In August - 18
Tuesday, 07 July 2020
1980 Norman Cazden, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.
1981 On this day in history jerry Lewis appears on "Donahue" to defend Telethons
1981 On this day in history anita Loos, US (stage)author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 88
1982 NYSE tops 100 M share volume figure, 132.69 M shares traded on this day in history.
1982 On August - 18 beverly Bayne, actress (Romeo & Juliet, Passionate Youth), dies at 87
1983 On August - 18 hurricane Alicia battered Houston andGalveston, Texas
1983 On this day in history samantha Druce, age 12y 119d is youngest woman to swim English Channel
1984 Triangle Oil Corp, above-ground storage tank at Jacksonville Fla, spills 2.5 m gallons of oil burned after lightning sparked a fire on this day in history.
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 FDA approves Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment on this day in history.
1988 Largest house (130 rooms) on Long Island sold for $22 million on this day in history.
1988 Republican Convention in New Orleans select Bush-Quayle ticket on August - 18.
1988 On this day in history alexandr V Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut, dies in SU-26 crash at 42
1989 Bert Oosterbosch, cyclist, dies on August - 18.
1990 On August - 18 b F Skinner, psychologist (Skinner Box), dies of Leukemia at 86
1991 Pan Am games closes in Havana on this day in history.
1991 On this day in history vaughn Shoemaker, US cartoonist (John Q Public, Pulitzer), dies
1992 On August - 18 gerard Sonder, Dutch radio host (AVRO), dies
1993 On this day in history waring factions in Yugoslavia agree to place Sarajevo under UN control
1993 Alf Bold, German festival programmer, dies of AIDS at 47 on this day in history.
1994 Gottlob Frick, singer, dies at 88 on August - 18.
1995 On this day in history james Ackley Maxwell, actor/director (Traitors, Otley), dies at 66
1996 On August - 18 geoffrey Dearmer, poet, dies at 103
2005 BTK killer Dennis Rader is sentenced to 10 consecutive life sentences on August - 18.
2005 Peace Mission 205, the first joint China-Russia military exercise, begins its 8-day training on the Shandong peninsula on August - 18.
2007 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
2012 On this day in history 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 August - 18 white House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is fired by US President Donald Trump
2018 Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas confirm their engagement with engagement party in Mumbai, India More >> on this day in history.
2018 Archaeologists confirm first-ever cheese found from Ancient Egypt 3,200 years old in tomb of Ptahmes, mayor of Memphis on August - 18.