Historical Events In April - 18
Monday, 03 August 2020
1967 On April - 18 manitoba imposes 5% sales tax, effective June 1.
1968 SF's Old Hall of Justice demolished on April - 18.
1969 On this day in history piotr F Scharoff, Russ/Italian actor/director (Chechov), dies at 82
1971 On April - 18 howard Hughes billionaire, dies
1971 On this day in history kingston penitentiary inmates stage four-day riot, holding five guards hostage; two convicts murdered, 11 injured.
1971 On April - 18 masao Oki, composer, dies at 69
1972 T Smirnova discovers asteroids #1902 Shaposhnikov, #2192 Pyatigoriya & #2250 Stalingrad on this day in history.
1974 On April - 18 betty Compson, actress (Barker, Weary River, Drag Net), dies at 77
1975 On April - 18 john Lennon releases "Stand by Me"
1975 Rob Touber, [Robert J Noordervliet), chansonnier/director, dies at 38 on April - 18.
1976 Percy Julian holder of more than 138 chemical patents, dies at 78 on this day in history.
1976 Percy Julian, holder of more than 138 chemical patents, dies at 78 on this day in history.
1977 On April - 18 jerome Drayton wins the 81st Boston Marathon in in 2 14 46; the eighth Canadian to win the Marathon.
1977 The Hall Commission Report on Grain Handling and Transportation is published. This recommends limited branch line abandonment on the prairies on this day in history.
1977 Jerome Drayton wins the 81st Boston Marathon in in 2:14:46; the eighth Canadian to win the Marathon on this day in history.
1978 US Senate approves transfer of Panama Canal to Panam on April - 18.
1979 "Real People" premieres on NBC TV on this day in history.
1980 On this day in history zimbabwe's (Rhodesia) formal independence from Britain (Nat'l Day)
1982 Canada Constitution Act replaces British North America Act on this day in history.
1982 On April - 18 m Watt discovers asteroid #2687
1983 A lone suicide bomber kills 63, at the US Embassy in Lebanon on this day in history.
1983 Joan Benoit set a women's record for the Boston Marathon on this day in history.
1983 On April - 18 kMO-AM in Tacoma Wash changes call letters to KAMT (now KKMO)
1983 On this day in history n G Thomas discovers asteroid #2933 Amber, #3151 Talbot & #3561 Devine
1983 Alan Melville, cricketer (11 Tests for South Africa, 894 runs), dies on this day in history.
1984 On this day in history challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
1984 On April - 18 john Lee Mahin screenwriter, dies of emphysema at 81
1984 On this day in history michael Jackson faced surgery in Los Angeles. Doctors performed scalp surgery to repair damage done after the megastar’s hair caught fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial on January 27. Jackson was hospitalized and recuperated for months before he could return to work.
1984 On this day in history john Lee Mahin, screenwriter, dies of emphysema at 81
1985 On this day in history in Yunnan Province, China a 5.8 quake resulted in Twenty-three people killed, 300 injured and damage in the Luquan-Xundian area
1986 Marcel Dassault, [Bloch], French airplane builder, dies at 94 on April - 18.
1987 An unconscous skydiver is rescued by another diver in mid-air on this day in history.
1987 On April - 18 pat Knauff, France sets 1-leg downhill ski speed record (115.012 mph)
1988 Barbra Striesand records "Warm All Over" on this day in history.