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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.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1579  On August - 18 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  On this day in history birth of virginia Dare, 1st American born of English parents  

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 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  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  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 August - 18.  

1430  On August - 18 death of thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (drowned) (b. 1406)  

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