Historical Events In April - 18
Monday, 03 August 2020
1945 On this day in history ernest T Pyle, British/US newscaster, killed in WW II at 44
1946 On this day in history league of Nations dissolves (3 months after the UN starts)
1946 On this day in history "Call Me Mister" opens at National Theater NYC for 734 performances
1947 The birth of James Woods, American actor on April - 18.
1947 Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25), dies at 51 on April - 18.
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 this day in history republic of Ireland created
1949 On April - 18 republic of Ireland withdraws from British Commonwealth
1949 On this day in history leonard Bloomfield, linguist/philosopher, dies
1950 First transatlantic jet passenger trip on this day in history.
1950 Yankees win 15-10 after trailing Red Sox 9-0 in 6th on April - 18.
1950 On this day in history 1st opening night-game, Cards beat Pirates, 4-2
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 April - 18.
1954 Colonel Nasser seizes power in Egypt on this day in history.
1954 On this day in history 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 On April - 18 grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco (civil ceremony)
1957 Asteroid #2307 discovered on this day in history.
1958 On this day in history maurice-Gustave Gamelin, French generalissmo (WW I, WW II), dies at 85
1959 On this day in history 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 Emory Johnson, director (Phantom Express, Shield of Honor), dies at 66 on April - 18.
1963 On April - 18 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 Henrietta Kreis, 3rd of famous Wallenda aerialist to fall to death on April - 18.
1964 Ben Hecht playwright (Child of the Century), dies at 71 on this day in history.
1964 Albe Vidakovic, composer, dies at 49 on this day in history.
1966 On April - 18 bill Russell became first black coach in NBA history (Boston Celtics)