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