Historical Events In 1918
Sunday, 23 February 2020
Apr 20 Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the following day in the year 1918.
Apr 20 In the year 1918 reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies
Apr 20 In the year 1918 the Canadian Government calls up men from ages of 20 to 22 for military service.
Apr 21 "Red Baron", [Manfred von Richtofen], shot down in WW I at 25 in the year 1918.
Apr 21 "Red" Baron Manfred von Richtofen, killed in WW I on this day in history.
Apr 21 World War I: German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France on this day in history.
Apr 22 On this day in history mickey Vernon, baseball player
Apr 23 Battle of Zeebrugge ends on this day in history.
Apr 23 On this day in history percy Thomson Dean, lt-commander, killed at Zeebrugge, dies
Apr 23 USS Stewart destroys German submarine off France on this day in history.
Apr 25 Astrid Varnay, Stockholm Sweden, soprano (Met Opera 1941-56) on this day in history.
Apr 25 In the year 1918 australians drive Germans from Villers-Bretonneux, France
Apr 25 On this day in history the birth of Ella Fitzgerald, US jazz singer
Apr 27 Giants' 9-0 winning start & Dodgers' 0-9 losing streak are stopped on this day in history.
Apr 27 John Alfred Scali, journalist/correspondent (ABC) in the year 1918.
Apr 27 Lt. George Burdon McKean (14th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Gavrelle France in the year 1918.
Apr 29 Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian murderer of arch duke Ferdinand, dies at 22 on this day in history.
Apr 29 On this day in history mervyn Roye Harvey, cricketer (brother of Neil, Test for Australia)
Apr 29 Tris Speaker ties career outfield record of 4 unassisted double plays in the year 1918.
Apr 30 Orange Nassau soccer team forms in Groningen in the year 1918.
Apr 30 W Donald McNeill, tennis champ (US Open-1940) on this day in history.
May 02 Frederick Archibauld Warner, diplomat on this day in history.
May 02 On this day in history general Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.
May 03 In the year 1918 charlie Soong, Christian Missionary
May 04 On this day in history kakuei Tanaka, Japanese PM (1972-74), convicted of bribe-taking
May 04 In the year 1918 yankees set record with 8 sacrifices, beat Red Sox's Babe Ruth 5-4
May 05 Erbie Bowser, pianist on this day in history.
May 06 On this day in history godfrey Ridout, composer
May 07 Argeliers Leon, composer in the year 1918.
May 09 On this day in history mike Wallace, Brookline Mass, newscaster (Biography, 60 Minutes)
May 10 HMS Vindictive sunk to block entrance of Ostend Harbor in the year 1918.
May 11 44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8 on this day in history.
May 11 Richard P Feynman, physicist (Feynman-diagrams/Nobel prize 1965) on this day in history.
May 12 Oscar Beregi Jr, Hungary, actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in City) in the year 1918.