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Historical Events In December - 18

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

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  On December - 18 the birth of Betty Grable, American actress  

1916  Betty Grable, St Louis, great legs/actress (Gay Divorcee) on December - 18.  

1917  Soviet regiment (Stalin/Lenin) declares Finland Independent on December - 18.  

1917  On this day in history ossie Davis, Cogdell GA, actor/playwright (Hot Stuff, Man Called Adam)  

1918  Henryk Jarecki, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1919  On December - 18 anita O'Day, Chicago, big band jazz singer (Gene Krupa, Stan Kanton)  

1919  Horatio William Parker, composer, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1920  On December - 18 1st US postage stamps printed without the words United States or US  

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

1922  On December - 18 larry D Mann, Toronto Canada, actor (Marty-Accidental Family)  

1923  International zone of Tangier set up in Morocco on this day in history.  

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

1926  On December - 18 peggy Cummins, North Wales, actress (Curse of the Demon)  

1927  On December - 18 ramsey Clark, US attorney General (1967-69)  

1928  Józef Glemp, Polish cardinal on this day in history.  

1928  On December - 18 lucien Capet, composer, dies at 55  

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

1930  Bradman scores 258 NSW v South Aust, 289 mins, 37 fours on this day in history.  

1930  Moose Skowron, American baseball player on this day in history.  

1931  Gunnel Lindblom, Goeteborg Sweden, actor (Hunger, Virgin Spring) on December - 18.  

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

1932  On December - 18 chicago Bears beat Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in 1st NFL playoff game  

1932  Roger Smith, South Gate Calif, actor (77 Sunset Strip) on this day in history.  

1932  On this day in history eduard "Ede" Bernstein, German marxist/revisionist, dies at 82  

1934  Boris Valentinovich Volynov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 21) on December - 18.  

1935  The $1 silver certificate is issued on December - 18.  

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

1935  On December - 18 juan V Gomez, general/dictator of Venezuela (1908-35), dies  

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

1936  On this day in history 1st giant panda imported into US  

1937  On this day in history s S Schultz, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies  

1939  On this day in history thousands watched from the shore as the German Pocket Battleship, Graf Spee is scuttled by her crew.  

1939  On December - 18 finnish army recaptures Agläjärvi  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1507  On this day in history birth of Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)  

1562  Philipp Dulichius, composer was born on this day in history.  

1569  Jakob Hassler, composer was born on December - 18.  

1602  Simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650) was born on December - 18.  

1610  Charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist was born on December - 18.  

1620  On December - 18 birth of heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668)  

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

1633  Willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised was born on this day in history.  

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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 December - 18.  

0821  Death of Theodulf, Bishop of Orléans on this day in history.  

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  Death of King Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448) on December - 18.  

1505  On this day in history death of john IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed  

1565  Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62 on December - 18.  

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