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Historical Events In August - 18

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

1980  On this day in history norman Cazden, composer, dies at 65  

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

1983  On August - 18 hurricane Alicia battered Houston andGalveston, Texas  

1983  Samantha Druce, age 12y 119d is youngest woman to swim English Channel on this day in history.  

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 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  On August - 18 fDA approves Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment  

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 August - 18.  

1988  On August - 18 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  Pan Am games closes in Havana on August - 18.  

1991  On this day in history vaughn Shoemaker, US cartoonist (John Q Public, Pulitzer), dies  

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  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 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  On this day in history typhoon Sepat makes landfall in eastern Taiwan.  

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

2011  On this day in history the West Memphis Three are released from prison after 18 years in imprisonment  

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  White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is fired by US President Donald Trump on this day in history.  

2018  On August - 18 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  Jami, Persian poet (d. 1492) was born on August - 18.  

1450  On August - 18 birth of marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet  

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

1587  On this day in history birth of 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)  

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

1596  On August - 18 birth of jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (d. 1665)  

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.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0353  Death of Decentius, Roman usurper on this day in history.  

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 August - 18.  

1258  Death of Theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea on August - 18.  

1276  Adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies on August - 18.  

1318  Death of Clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268) on this day in history.  

1430  Death of Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (drowned) (b. 1406) on this day in history.  

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