This Day in History for 18th April (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 196 of 196

1956 - Egypt & Israel agree to a cease fire
1958 - Government troops reconquer Padang, Middle-Sumatra Indonesia
1958 - NL single-game record of 78,682, Giants lose to Dogers 6-5, in LA
1958 - A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound is to be released from an insane asylum.
1959 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1
1961 - CONCP is founded in Casablanca as a united front of African movements opposing Portuguese colonial rule.
1962 - 16th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
1963 - "Sophie" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 8 performances
1963 - Dr James Campbell performed the 1st human nerve transplant
1963 - Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
1964 - "Cafe Crown" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 3 performances
Poet Ezra PoundPoet Ezra Pound 1964 - "Foxy" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
1964 - Artisans strike in Belgium ends
1964 - Sandy Koufax is 1st to strike out the side on 9 pitches
1964 - Van Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr Sloane"
1966 - Bill Russell became 1st black coach in NBA history (Boston Celtics)
1968 - 178,000 employees of US Bell Telephone System go on strike
1968 - 1st ABA basketball championship began
1968 - Dutch Department of Amnesty International forms
1968 - London Bridge is sold to US oil company (to be erected in Arizona)
Basketball Player Bill RussellBasketball Player Bill Russell 1968 - Mart Crowley's "Boys in the Band" premieres in NYC
1968 - Peter Luke's "Hadrian VII" premieres in London
1968 - San Francisco's Old Hall of Justice demolished
1968 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1969 - Melina Mercouri establishes Greek Aid Fund
1971 - Gavaskar makes 220 in 2nd inning v WI after 124 in 1st
1971 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Golf Classic
1972 - "Lost in the Stars" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 39 performances
1974 - Red Brigade kidnaps Italian attorney general Mario Sossi
1975 - John Lennon releases "Stand by Me"
1976 - 30th Tony Awards: Travesties & Chorus Line win
Musician and Beatle John LennonMusician and Beatle John Lennon 1976 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Karsten- Ping Golf Open
1977 - "Side by Side" by Stephen Sondheim opens at Music Box NYC for 390 perfs
1977 - 6th Boston Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman of California in 2:48:33
1977 - 81st Boston Marathon won by Jerome Drayton of Canada in 2:14:46
1977 - Alex Haley, author of "Roots", awarded Pulitzer Prize
1977 - Eddie Murray hits his 1st HR
1977 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Cristofer for "Shadow Box"
1978 - Senate votes to turn Panama Canal over to Panama on Dec 31, 1999
1979 - "Real People" premieres on NBC TV
MLB First Baseman Eddie MurrayMLB First Baseman Eddie Murray 1979 - Major Haddad declares South-Lebanon independent
1980 - Zimbabwe (formerly Southern Rhodesia) declares independence from UK
1981 - Pawtucket & Rochester start a 33-inning baseball game
1982 - Atlanta Braves win record 11th straight opening game (beat Astros)
1982 - Canada Constitution Act replaces British North America Act
1982 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA CPC Women's Golf International
1982 - Zimbabwe capital Salisbury renamed Harare
1983 - 12th Boston Women's Marathon won by Joan Benoit Samuelson in 2:22:43
1983 - 87th Boston Marathon won by Greg Meyer of Mass in 2:09:00
1983 - A lone suicide bomber kills 63, at US Embassy in Lebanon
1983 - KMO-AM in Tacoma Wash changes call letters to KAMT (now KKMO)
Novelist Alice WalkerNovelist Alice Walker 1983 - Pulitzer Prize awarded to Alice Walker for "The Color Purple"
1983 - Rangers 3-Isles 1-Patrick Div Finals-Series tied at 2-2
1984 - Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
1984 - Joan Benoit runs world record female marathon (2:22:43)
1985 - Flyers 3-Isles 0-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 1-0 lead
1986 - Robert M Gates, becomes deputy director of CIA
1986 - Titan rocket explodes seconds after liftoff from Vandenberg AFB
1987 - An unconscious skydiver is rescued by another diver in mid-air
1987 - Bob Land wins his 6th straight Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race
MLB Third Baseman Mike SchmidtMLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt 1987 - Mike Schmidt hits 500th home run (vs Robinson-Pirates)
1987 - Pat Knauff, France sets 1-leg downhill ski speed record (115.012 mph)
1988 - 17th Boston Women's Marathon won by Rosa Mota of Portugal in 2:24:30
1988 - 92nd Boston Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya in 2:08:43
1988 - Barbra Streisand records "Warm All Over"
1989 - Zimbabwe gains independence
1990 - Bankruptcy court forces Frank Lorenzo to give up Eastern Airlines
1990 - Birmingham Fire issued an original franchise in WLAF
1990 - Supreme Court rules states could make it a crime to possess or look at child pornography, even in one's home
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra StreisandSinger-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand 1991 - Census Bureau said it failed to count up to 63 million in 1990 census
1991 - Congress ends railroad worker 1 day strike
1991 - John Stockton breaks his own NBA season assist record at 1,136
1992 - Start of South Africa's 1st Test Cricket since 1970 (v WI Bridgetown)
1993 - "Ain't Broadway Grand" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 25 perfs
1993 - 54th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Tom Wargo
1993 - David Lee Roth arrested in NYC for purchasing marijuana for $10
1993 - Trish Johnson wins LPGA Atlanta Women's Golf Championship
Van Halen Rocker David Lee RothVan Halen Rocker David Lee Roth 1994 - "Beauty & the Beast" opens at Palace Theater NYC
1994 - 23rd Boston Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig of Germany in 2:21:45
1994 - 98th Boston Marathon won by Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya in 2:07:15
1994 - Arsenio Hall announces he will end his show in May 1994
1994 - Brian Lara scores 375 for WI vs England to beat Sobers' record
1994 - Cricketer Brian Lara hits 375 runs on 1 day (world record)
1994 - Former President Nixon suffered a stroke & dies 4 days later
1994 - Lebanon drops relations with Iran
1994 - STS-59 (Endeavour) lands [approx]
1995 - Houston Post folds after 116 years
NFL Quarterback Joe MontanaNFL Quarterback Joe Montana 1995 - Quarterback Joe Montana announces his retirement from football
1996 - "Funny Thing Happened" opens at St James Theater NYC for 715 perfs
1996 - In Lebanon, at least 106 civilians are killed when the Israel Defense Forces accidentally shell the UN compound at Quana.
1999 - Wayne Gretzky plays his last game in the NHL, as his New York Rangers lose 2-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins
2007 - The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-4 decision.
2012 - The Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Naples begins burning artworks after cultural institution budget cuts
Ice Hockey Great Wayne GretzkyIce Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky 2013 - 27 people are killed and 65 are injured in a cafe bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
2013 - Two earth-like planets are discovered orbiting the star Kepler-62
2014 - 12 Nepalese climbers are killed by an avalanche on Mt Everest

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 259

1925 - Bob Hastings, Brooklyn New York, American actor (McHale's Navy, All in the Family)
1925 - Lionel Edmund "Sonny" Taylor, musician
1925 - Robert Caldwell Crawford, composer
1926 - Doug Insole, cricketer (England batsman of the 50's, nine Tests)
1926 - Gunter Meisner, Germany, actor (Between Wars, Quiller Memorandum)
1927 - Jim De Courcy, cricketer (in Newcastle Australian batsman 1953)
1927 - Samuel P. Huntington, American political scientist
1928 - Jean-Francois Pailliard, Vitry-le-Francois France, conductor
1929 - Peter Hordern, British CEO (Fina)
1929 - Peter Jeffrey, actor (Dr Phibes Rides Again, Twinsanity)
1930 - Clive Revill, Wellington NZ, actor (Legend of Hell House)
1931 - Klas Lestander, Sweden, 20K biathlon (Olympic-gold-1960)
1932 - Dominic Milroy, OSB/headmaster (Ampleforth College England)
1933 - Alan Devereux, CEO (Scottish Tourist Board)
1934 - Jaap Scherpenhuizen, Groningen, Netherlands, Dutch MP (VVD)
1934 - James Drury, NYC, actor (Virginian)
1934 - Jan Klusak, composer
1934 - Mark Kingston, actor (Intimate Contact)
1934 - George Shirley, American tenor
1935 - Joel Hefley, (Rep-R-Colorado)
1935 - Paul A Rothchild, record producer
1936 - Brian Fuller, commandant (Fire Service College, England)
1936 - Harold Innocent, [HS Harrison], English actor (Tall Guy)
1936 - Madeleine Gillian Jinkinson, medical administrator
1937 - Robert Hooks, Wash DC, actor (Fast Walking, Aaron Loves Angela)
1937 - Tatyana Shchelkanova, USSR, long jumper (Olympic-bronze-1964)
1937 - Jan Kaplick√Ĺ, British architect of Czech origin
1938 - Andreas J "Cat" Liebenberg, supreme commander (S Afr army)
1939 - Glen Hardin, rocker
1939 - Von McDaniel, baseball player
1939 - Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran
1939 - Thomas J. Moyer, American judge
1940 - Ed Garvey, labor leader (Major League Baseball Players Association)
1940 - Ira von Furstenberg, [Virginia Caroline] Rome Italy, Princess (Monaco)
1940 - Joseph L Goldstein, Sumter SC, physician (Nobel-1985)
1940 - Skip Stephenson, Omaha Neb, comedian (Real People)
1941 - Mike Vickers, rock guitarist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn)
1941 - Walter Francis Sweeney, Cohasset, Massachusetts, NFL Guard (San Diego Chargers), (d. 2013)
1942 - Dick K J Tommel, chemist/(D66) Dutch Asst Sec of State (1994- )
1942 - Jochen Rindt, German race car driver
1942 - Steve Blass, American professional baseball player
1944 - Irvine Shillingford, cricketer (cousin of Grayson, 4 Tests for WI)
1944 - Rudy Shackelford, composer
1945 - Margaret Hassan, Irish-born aid worker (d. 2004)
1946 - Alexander "Skip" Spence, Canada, guitarist/vocalist (Moby Grape-Omaha)
1946 - Anne Boyd, composer
1946 - Harvey Kagan, rocker
1946 - Hayley Mills, London England, actress (Parent Trap, Pollyanna)
1946 - Lenny Baker, rocker (Sha Na Na)
1947 - David Gee, director (Friends of the Earth)
1947 - Dorothy Lyman, Minneapolis Mn, (All my Children, Naomi-Mama's Family)
Actor James WoodsActor James Woods (1947) 1947 - James Woods, Warwick RI, actor (Salvador, Against All Odds)
1947 - Lori Martin, Glendale California, actress (Velvet-National Velvet)
1947 - Kathy Acker, American author (d. 1997)
1947 - Herbert Mullin, American serial killer
1948 - "Tiny" Nate Archibald, New York City New York, NBA guard (Cincinnati)
1948 - Catherine Malfitano, NYC, soprano (Metropolitan Opera)
1948 - Skip Stephenson, Omaha Neb, comedian (Real People)
1949 - Geoff Bodine, American race car driver
1950 - Bill Sudderth III, trumpeteer (Atlantic Star-Touch 4 Leaf Clover)
1950 - Kenny Ortega, American film and TV producer and choreographer
1951 - Ricardo Fortaleza, Australian-Filipino boxer
1951 - Pierre Pettigrew, Canadian politician
1952 - Jim Scholten, Midland Mich, country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad)
Actor and Musician Rick MoranisActor and Musician Rick Moranis (1953) 1953 - Rick Moranis, Toronto Ontario, Canadian actor (SCTV, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Spaceballs)
1954 - Kim Stone, bassist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
1955 - Amschel Rothschild, banker
1955 - Anne-Marie Palli, Ciboure France, LPGA golfer (1992 ShopRite)
1956 - David Wayne Edwards, Neosho MO, PGA golfer (1980 Walt Disney)
1956 - Eric Roberts, Miss, actor (Pope of Greenwich Village, King of Gypsies)
1956 - John James, Minneapolis Mn, actor (Jeff Colby-Dynasty)
1956 - Melody Thomas Scott, actress (Nikki-Young & Restless)
1956 - Anna Kathryn Holbrook, American actress
1956 - Poonam Dhillon, Indian actress
1958 - Bernadette Robi, model/ex-wife of football player Lynn Swann
1958 - Lee Pattinson, rock bassist (Echo & Bunnymen-Heaven Up Here)
1958 - Malcolm Marshall, cricketer (WI quickie 1978-91, WI top wicket-taker)
1959 - Jim Eisenreich, St Cloud MN, outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies, Fla Marlins)
1960 - Ocl Sweda, rocker (Bulletboys)
1961 - Ian Doig, Seaforth Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1985 Florida Classic)
1961 - Jane Leeves, London, actress (Murphy Brown, Daphne Moon-Fraiser)
1961 - Jeff Cook, Muncie IN, Nike golfer (1990 Greater Ozarks Open)
1961 - Kelly Hansen, heavy metal rocker (Hurricane-I'm on to You)
1961 - Pamella Bordes, New Dehli India, Brit parliament prostitute
1961 - Steve Lombardi, American wrestler
1962 - Mick Sweda, heavy metal (Bulletboys, King Kobra-Ready to Strike)
1962 - Shirlie Hollman, rocker (Pepsi & Shirley-All Right Now)
1962 - Wilber Marshall, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
TV Host Conan O'BrienTV Host Conan O'Brien (1963) 1963 - Conan Chris O'Brien, Brookline Mass, TV host (Late Night)
1963 - Phil Simmons, cricketer (West Indian opening batsman)
1963 - Eric McCormack, Canadian-American actor (Will and Grace)
1964 - Niall Ferguson, British historian
1964 - Rithy Panh, Cambodian film director
1964 - Jim Ellison, musician
1964 - Mark Berry, aka Bez, Dancer in Happy Mondays
1965 - Diana Villegas, rocker (Triplets)
1965 - Sylvia Villegas, rocker (Triplets)
1965 - Vicky Villegas, rocker (Triplets)
1965 - Rob Stenders, Dutch radio discjockey
1966 - Chuck Wade, Menomonee Falls Wisc, diver (Olympics-96)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 113 of 113

1996 - Robert William Paine, architect, dies at 88
1997 - Edward Barker, cartoonist, dies at 46
1998 - Terry Sanford, American politician (b. 1917)
2002 - Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian explorer (b. 1914)
2002 - Wahoo McDaniel, American football player and professional wrestler (b. 1938)
2003 - Edgar F. Codd, English computer scientist (b. 1923)
2004 - Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, first Prime Minister of Fiji and President of Fiji (b. 1920)
2005 - Sam Mills, American football player (b. 1959)
2007 - Iccho Itoh, mayor of Nagasaki (b. 1945)
2009 - Stephanie Parker, Welsh actress (b. 1987)
2011 - Olubayo Adefemi, Nigerian footballer (b. 1985)
Radio and Television Personality Dick ClarkRadio and Television Personality Dick Clark (2012) 2012 - Dick Clark, American radio and television personality, dies from a heart attack at 82
2013 - Storm Thorgerson, English graphic designer, dies from cancer at 69

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