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.