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Historical Events In December - 18

Saturday, 26 September 2020

1916  The Battle of Verdun (France), one of the bloodiest WWI engagements, ends after 10 months and massive losses to both sides on this day in history.  

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  On December - 18 soviet regiment (Stalin/Lenin) declares Finland Independent  

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

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

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

1919  On December - 18 horatio William Parker, composer, dies at 56  

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

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

1922  Larry D Mann, Toronto Canada, actor (Marty-Accidental Family) on December - 18.  

1923  International zone of Tangier set up in Morocco on December - 18.  

1923  Lotti [Charlotte] van der Gaag, Dutch sculptor/painter on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1928  Lucien Capet, composer, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

1929  Gino Cimoli, American baseball player on this day in history.  

1930  On this day in history bradman scores 258 NSW v South Aust, 289 mins, 37 fours  

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

1931  Gunnel Lindblom, Goeteborg Sweden, actor (Hunger, Virgin Spring) on this day in history.  

1931  John T "Legs" Diamond, US gangster, murdered at 35 on this day in history.  

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

1932  On this day in history roger Smith, South Gate Calif, actor (77 Sunset Strip)  

1932  Eduard "Ede" Bernstein, German marxist/revisionist, dies at 82 on December - 18.  

1934  On this day in history boris Valentinovich Volynov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 21)  

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

1935  Bradman scores 117 in his 1st Shield cricket match for South Australia on this day in history.  

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

1936  On this day in history giant panda imported into US  

1936  On December - 18 1st giant panda imported into US  

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

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

1939  On this day in history 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  On December - 18 birth of philipp Dulichius, composer  

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

1602  On December - 18 birth of simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650)  

1610  Charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist was born on this day in history.  

1620  Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668) was born on December - 18.  

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

1633  On this day in history birth of willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised  

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Famous Deaths In December - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0468  On this day in history death of huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita  

0821  On this day in history death of theodulf, Bishop of Orléans  

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

1290  Death of King Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240) on December - 18.  

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  Death of John IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed on this day in history.  

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

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