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