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