Historical Events In April - 18
Sunday, 24 October 2021
1945 Ernest T Pyle, British/US newscaster, killed in WW II at 44 on April - 18.
1946 On this day in history league of Nations dissolves (3 months after the UN starts)
1946 On April - 18 "Call Me Mister" opens at National Theater NYC for 734 performances
1947 The birth of James Woods, American actor on this day in history.
1947 On this day in history benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25), dies at 51
1948 Lockhead Hudson aircraft crashes at Lae, Papua New Guniea, claiming 37 lives on April - 18.
1948 International Court of Justice opens at Hague Netherlands on April - 18.
1949 On April - 18 republic of Ireland created
1949 On this day in history republic of Ireland withdraws from British Commonwealth
1949 On April - 18 leonard Bloomfield, linguist/philosopher, dies
1950 First transatlantic jet passenger trip on April - 18.
1950 On this day in history yankees win 15-10 after trailing Red Sox 9-0 in 6th
1950 1st opening night-game, Cards beat Pirates, 4-2 on April - 18.
1951 On this day in history "Make a Wish" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 102 performances
1952 On this day in history a Schmitt discovers asteroid #1614 Goldschmidt
1953 "Pal Joey" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 542 performances on this day in history.
1954 Colonel Nasser seizes power in Egypt on this day in history.
1954 On April - 18 colonel Nasser seizes power & becomes PM of Egypt
1955 On April - 18 albert Einstein developer of relativity theory, dies
1955 "Ankles Aweigh" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 176 perfs on this day in history.
1955 Don Blackie, cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1928-29), dies at 46 on April - 18.
1956 Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco (civil ceremony) on this day in history.
1957 On April - 18 asteroid #2307 discovered
1958 Maurice-Gustave Gamelin, French generalissmo (WW I, WW II), dies at 85 on April - 18.
1959 On April - 18 montreal Canadiens beat Tor Maple Leafs 4 games to 1 for Stanley Cup
1959 On April - 18 irving Cummings Sr, actor/director (In Old Ariz), dies at 70
1960 French President Charles de Gaulle arrives in Ottawa for four-day visit on April - 18.
1960 On this day in history emory Johnson, director (Phantom Express, Shield of Honor), dies at 66
1963 On this day in history henrietta Kreis 3rd of famous Wallenda aerialist to fall to death
1963 On April - 18 tor Maple Leafs beat Det Red Wings 4 games to 1 for the Stanley Cup
1963 On April - 18 henrietta Kreis, 3rd of famous Wallenda aerialist to fall to death
1964 Ben Hecht playwright (Child of the Century), dies at 71 on April - 18.
1964 On April - 18 albe Vidakovic, composer, dies at 49
1966 Bill Russell became first black coach in NBA history (Boston Celtics) on April - 18.