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Historical Events In August - 18

Monday, 01 March 2021

1980  On August - 18 norman Cazden, composer, dies at 65  

1981  Jerry Lewis appears on "Donahue" to defend Telethons on August - 18.  

1981  On this day in history anita Loos, US (stage)author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 88  

1982  On this day in history nYSE tops 100 M share volume figure, 132.69 M shares traded  

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

1983  On this day in history hurricane Alicia battered Houston andGalveston, Texas  

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 August - 18.  

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.  

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  On this day in history alexandr V Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut, dies in SU-26 crash at 42  

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history gottlob Frick, singer, dies at 88  

1995  James Ackley Maxwell, actor/director (Traitors, Otley), dies at 66 on August - 18.  

1996  Geoffrey Dearmer, poet, dies at 103 on this day in history.  

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 August - 18 typhoon Sepat makes landfall in eastern Taiwan.  

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

2011  On August - 18 the West Memphis Three are released from prison after 18 years in imprisonment  

2012  Al-Qaeda militants kill 14 people in an attack in Aden, Yemen on August - 18.  

2013  On August - 18 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  On August - 18 birth of jami, Persian poet (d. 1492)  

1450  Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet was born on August - 18.  

1579  On this day in history birth of charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange  

1587  1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare) was born on August - 18.  

1587  Virginia Dare, 1st American born of English parents was born on this day in history.  

1596  Jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (d. 1665) was born on August - 18.  

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

1606  Maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary (d. 1646) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0353  Death of Decentius, Roman usurper on August - 18.  

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

1227  Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies on August - 18.  

1236  Theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies on this day in history.  

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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