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Historical Events In December - 18

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

1916  On December - 18 the Battle of Verdun (France), one of the bloodiest WWI engagements, ends after 10 months and massive losses to both sides.  

1916  The birth of Betty Grable, American actress on December - 18.  

1916  Betty Grable, St Louis, great legs/actress (Gay Divorcee) on this day in history.  

1917  Soviet regiment (Stalin/Lenin) declares Finland Independent on this day in history.  

1917  On December - 18 ossie Davis, Cogdell GA, actor/playwright (Hot Stuff, Man Called Adam)  

1918  Henryk Jarecki, composer, dies at 72 on December - 18.  

1919  Anita O'Day, Chicago, big band jazz singer (Gene Krupa, Stan Kanton) on December - 18.  

1919  On this day in history horatio William Parker, composer, dies at 56  

1920  1st US postage stamps printed without the words United States or US on this day in history.  

1920  Rita Streich, German singer on this day in history.  

1922  On this day in history larry D Mann, Toronto Canada, actor (Marty-Accidental Family)  

1923  On December - 18 international zone of Tangier set up in Morocco  

1923  On December - 18 lotti [Charlotte] van der Gaag, Dutch sculptor/painter  

1926  Peggy Cummins, North Wales, actress (Curse of the Demon) on this day in history.  

1927  Ramsey Clark, US attorney General (1967-69) on this day in history.  

1928  On December - 18 józef Glemp, Polish cardinal  

1928  On this day in history lucien Capet, composer, dies at 55  

1929  Gino Cimoli, American baseball player on December - 18.  

1930  On December - 18 bradman scores 258 NSW v South Aust, 289 mins, 37 fours  

1930  Moose Skowron, American baseball player on December - 18.  

1931  On December - 18 gunnel Lindblom, Goeteborg Sweden, actor (Hunger, Virgin Spring)  

1931  John T "Legs" Diamond, US gangster, murdered at 35 on December - 18.  

1932  Chicago Bears beat Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in 1st NFL playoff game on December - 18.  

1932  On December - 18 roger Smith, South Gate Calif, actor (77 Sunset Strip)  

1932  On December - 18 eduard "Ede" Bernstein, German marxist/revisionist, dies at 82  

1934  Boris Valentinovich Volynov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 21) on this day in history.  

1935  On December - 18 the $1 silver certificate is issued.  

1935  On this day in history bradman scores 117 in his 1st Shield cricket match for South Australia  

1935  Juan V Gomez, general/dictator of Venezuela (1908-35), dies on December - 18.  

1936  Giant panda imported into US on this day in history.  

1936  1st giant panda imported into US on December - 18.  

1937  S S Schultz, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies on December - 18.  

1939  On December - 18 thousands watched from the shore as the German Pocket Battleship, Graf Spee is scuttled by her crew.  

1939  Finnish army recaptures Agläjärvi on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1507  Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551) was born on this day in history.  

1562  Philipp Dulichius, composer was born on December - 18.  

1569  Jakob Hassler, composer was born on this day in history.  

1602  Simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650) was born on this day in history.  

1610  On this day in history birth of charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist  

1620  Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668) was born on this day in history.  

1633  On this day in history birth of adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised  

1633  On December - 18 birth of willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised  

Famous Deaths In December - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0468  Death of Huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita on this day in history.  

0821  Death of Theodulf, Bishop of Orléans on December - 18.  

1133  Death of Hildebert, French writer on December - 18.  

1290  On December - 18 death of king Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240)  

1442  On December - 18 death of pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371)  

1495  On December - 18 death of king Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448)  

1505  On December - 18 death of john IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed  

1565  On December - 18 benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62  

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