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Historical Events In August - 18

Sunday, 07 August 2022

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

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

1981  On August - 18 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 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  Samantha Druce, age 12y 119d is youngest woman to swim English Channel on August - 18.  

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  On August - 18 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  

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.  

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 August - 18 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  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  On this day in history gerard Sonder, Dutch radio host (AVRO), dies  

1993  Waring factions in Yugoslavia agree to place Sarajevo under UN control on this day in history.  

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

1994  Gottlob Frick, singer, dies at 88 on this day in history.  

1995  On this day in history james Ackley Maxwell, actor/director (Traitors, Otley), dies at 66  

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 this day in history.  

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  Typhoon Sepat makes landfall in eastern Taiwan on this day in history.  

2010  On this day in history hal Connolly, American Athlete and hammer thrower (b.1931)  

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

2017  On this day in history 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 August - 18.  

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

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Famous Birthdays In August - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1414  On this day in history birth of jami, Persian poet (d. 1492)  

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

1579  Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange was born on this day in history.  

1587  On this day in history 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  Jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (d. 1665) was born on this day in history.  

1605  Henry Hammond, English churchman (d. 1660) was born on August - 18.  

1606  Maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary (d. 1646) was born on August - 18.  

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  On August - 18 death of walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian  

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

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

1258  Death of Theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea on this day in history.  

1276  On August - 18 adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies  

1318  Death of Clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268) on August - 18.  

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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