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Births for April 18


  • 1480 Lucretia Borgia, murderess (poison)/daughter (Pope Alexander VI)
  • 1521 Fran‡ois de Coligny heer van Andelot, French general (Jarnac)
  • 1580 Thomas Middleton, English playwright (Game of Chess)
  • 1590 Ahmed I, 14th sultan of Turkey (1603-17)
  • 1732 George Colman, "the Elder", playwright (baptised)
  • 1740 Francis Baring, banker/merchant
  • 1764 Bernhard Anselm Weber, pianist/conductor/composer
  • 1797 Louis-Adolphe Thiers, statesman
  • 1803 Charles F Pahud de Montagnes, gov-gen of Neth East Indies
  • 1817 George Henry Lewes, English philosophical writer (Life of Goethe)
  • 1819 Franz von Supp‚, Spalato Dalmatia, composer (Light Cavalry Over)
  • 1839 Henry Clarence Kendall, poet
  • 1842 Antero Tarquinio de Quental, poet
  • 1852 George Clausen, painter
  • 1857 Clarence S Darrow, defense attorney at Scopes monkey trial
  • 1864 Richard Harding Davis, US, journalist/author (In The Fig)
  • 1881 Max Weber, Polish/Russian/US painter
  • 1882 Leopold Stokowski, London England, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony)
  • 1888 Arnold Henry Moore Lunn, skier
  • 1889 Jessie Street, Austrialian pro womans/aborigine rights fighter
  • 1889 John Kilbane, US, featherweight boxing champ (1912-23)
  • 1896 C Eugne Wegmann, Swiss geologist (Le Jura pliss‚)
  • 1898 Lord Leatherland, British journalist/Labour peer
  • 1903 Leonid Kinskey, St Petersburg Russia, actor (Casablanca)
  • 1906 Clara Eggink, (Ebbele), poetess (Leven met JC Bloem)
  • 1906 Edgar Unsworth, Justice of Appeals (Gibralter)
  • 1907 Miklos Rozsa, movie composer
  • 1907 Stephen Longstreet, American writer (All or Nothing)
  • 1908 Edward Roberts, bishop (Ely)
  • 1908 Joseph Keilberth, German conductor (Bayreuther Festspiele)
  • 1910 Jamie L Whitten, (Rep-D-MS, 1941- )
  • 1910 Sylvia Fisher, soprano
  • 1911 Huntington Hartford, A & P heir
  • 1912 Wendy Barrie, Hong Kong, hostess (Wendy Barrie Show)
  • 1913 Al Hodge, actor (Capt Video)
  • 1917 Louise Frederika, Queen of Greece
  • 1918 Robert Zimonyi, Hungary, cox (Olympic-Hungary-bronze-1948/US-gold-64)
  • 1918 Roger de Grey, president (Royal Academy)
  • 1918 Tony Mottola, Kearney NJ, guitarist/host (Melody Street)
  • 1920 Walter Clegg, MP
  • 1921 Barbara Hale, Dekalb Ill, actress (Della Street-Perry Mason)
  • 1922 Avril Angers, actress (Brass Monkey)
  • 1923 Baroness Platt of Writtle, British CEO (Equal Opportunities Comm)
  • 1923 Leif Panduro, Danish writer ('k Have varnish on traditions)
  • 1924 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Vinton La, blues singer (Mary is Fine)
  • 1924 Henry J Hyde, (Rep-R-IL)
  • 1924 Lord Mason of Barnsley, MP (Lab)/British defense secretary
  • 1925 Bob Hastings, Bkln NY, actor (McHale's Navy, All in the Family)
  • 1926 Gunter Meisner, Germany, actor (Between Wars, Quiller Memorandum)
  • 1928 Jean-Fran‡ois Pailliard, Vitry-le-Fran‡ois 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 James Drury, NYC, actor (Virginian)
  • 1934 Jap F Scherpenhuizen, Dutch 2nd chamber member (VVD)
  • 1934 Mark Kingston, actor (Intimate Contact)
  • 1935 Joel Hefley, (Rep-R-Colorado)
  • 1936 Brian Fuller, commandant (Fire Service College, England)
  • 1936 Harold Innocent, actor (Centerville Ghost)
  • 1937 Robert Hooks, Wash DC, actor (Fast Walking, Aaron Loves Angela)
  • 1940 Ed Garvey, labor leader (Major League Baseball Players Assn)
  • 1940 Ira von Furstenberg, (Virginia Caroline) Rome Italy, Princess (Monaco
  • 1940 Joseph L Goldstein, Sumter SC, physcian (Nobel-1985)
  • 1941 Mike Vickers, guitarist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn)
  • 1942 Dick K J Tommel, chemist/Dutch 2nd chamber member (D66)
  • 1946 Alexander "Skip" Spence, guitarist/vocalist (Moby Grape-Omaha)
  • 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)
  • 1947 James Woods, Warwick RI, actor (Salvador, Against All Odds)
  • 1947 Lori Martin, Glendale Calif, actress (Velvet-National Velvet)
  • 1948 "Tiny" Nate Archibald, NBA guard (Cincinnati)
  • 1948 Catherine Malfitano, NYC, soprano (Metropolitan Opera)
  • 1948 Skip Stephenson, Omaha Neb, comedian (Real People)
  • 1950 Bill Sudderth III, trumpeteer (Atlantic Star-Touch 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 1953 Rick Moranis, Toronto, (SCTV, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Spaceballs)
  • 1954 Kim Stone, bassist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • 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)
  • 1958 Bernadette Robi, model/ex-wife of football player Lynn Swann
  • 1958 Lee Pattinson, rock bassist (Echo & Bunnymen-Heaven Up Here)
  • 1958 Malcolm Marshall, British cricketer
  • 1961 Kelly Hansen, heavy metal rocker (Hurricane-I'm on to You)
  • 1962 Mick Sweda, heavy metal (Bulletboys, King Kobra-Ready to Strike)
  • 1962 Shirlie Hollman, rocker (Pepsi & Shirley-All Right Now)
  • 1964 Robert Kelker-Kelly, actor (Another World)
  • 1967 Jayce Fincher Jr, heavy metal bassist (Southgang-Tainted Angel)
  • 1968 Christian Slater, actor (Tucker, Wizard, Young Guns 2)


Passings for April 18


  • 1504 Filippino Lippi, painter, dies
  • 1552 John Leland, antiquary, dies
  • 1567 Wilhelm von Grumbach, German military man, dies at 63
  • 1587 John Foxe, author (Book of Martyrs), dies
  • 1612 Emanuel Van Meteren, merchant/historian, dies
  • 1684 Gonzales Cocx, (Coques), painter, dies
  • 1689 George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem/infamous judge, dies
  • 1690 Charles V Leopold, Duke of Lotharingen/Austrian field marshal, dies
  • 1800 Pieter Fouquet, art merchant (Atlas of Fouquet), dies
  • 1807 Erasmus Darwin, physician/writer (Influence), dies
  • 1855 Jean-Baptiste Isabey, painter, dies
  • 1860 Count Istv n Sz‚chenyi, statesman, commits suicide
  • 1867 Robert Smirke, architect, dies
  • 1871 Omar Pasha, (Michael Lats), Croatian governor, dies at 64
  • 1879 Anthony Pannizim, principal librarian (British Museum), dies
  • 1898 Gustave Moureau, painter, dies
  • 1919 Enny Peace, (Maria M Mller), actress, dies
  • 1935 Ignazio Guidi, Italian orientalist/archaeologist, dies at 90
  • 1936 Ottorino Respighi, composer, dies
  • 1938 Richard Runciman Terry, musicologist, dies
  • 1939 Theo Mann, actress (Hedda Gabler), dies at 88
  • 1940 Florrie Forde, music hall artist, dies
  • 1940 Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher, historian, dies
  • 1943 I Yamamoto, admiral of Japanese fleet, dies
  • 1944 C‚cile Chamindale, composer, dies
  • 1945 Ernest T Pyle, British newscaster, dies at 44
  • 1945 John Ambrose Fleming, electrical engineer, dies
  • 1947 Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25), dies at 51
  • 1949 Leonard Bloomfield, linguist/philospher, dies
  • 1955 Albert Einstein, German/US physicist (E=MCý), dies
  • 1958 Richard B Goldschmidt, German zoologist (butterflies), dies
  • 1963 Henrietta Kreis, 3rd of famous Wallenda aerialist to fall to death
  • 1964 Ben Hecht, playwright (Child of the Century), dies at 71
  • 1976 Percy Julian, holder of more than 138 chemical patents, dies at 78
  • 1984 John Lee Mahin, screenwriter, dies of emphysema at 81
  • 1992 Florence Randall, model/designer (Bill Blass), dies at 54 of cancer


Special events for April 18


  • 310 St Eusebius begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 387 Bishop Ambrosius of Milan baptizes Augustinus
  • 1676 Sudbury, Mass attacked by Indians
  • 1775 Paul Revere & William Dawes warn "British are coming!"
  • 1809 1st run of 2,000 guineas horse race at Newmarket England
  • 1838 Wilkes' expedition to South Pole sails
  • 1839 Henry Kendall, New South Wales Australia, poet (Bell Birds)
  • 1853 1st train in Asia (Bombay to Tanna, 36 km)
  • 1859 Montreal Canadiens wins their 4th straight NHL Stanley Cup
  • 1861 Battle of Harpers Ferry, VA
  • 1861 Col Robert E Lee turns down offer to command Union armies
  • 1862 Battle of Ft Jackson, Ft St Philip & New Orlean's, LA
  • 1864 Battle of Poison Springs, AR (Camden Expedition)
  • 1868 C H F Peters discovers asteroid #98 Ianthe
  • 1868 San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals formed
  • 1869 1st international cricket match, held in SF, wins by Californian
  • 1874 Remains of David Livingstone interred in Westminster Abbey
  • 1876 Daniel O'Leary completes a 500 mile walk in 139 hrs 32 min
  • 1879 Trial of Standing Bear-Crook on indians citizen rights begins
  • 1881 Natural History Museum of South Kensington England opens
  • 1899 John McGraw, at 36, managerial debut as Oriole manager
  • 1904 L'Humanit‚, under Jean Jaurs begins publishing
  • 1906 Calvinist Reformed Union in Neth Church forms in Utrecht
  • 1906 SF earthquake & fire kills nearly 4,000 & destroys 75% of city
  • 1907 Fairmont Hotel opens
  • 1908 Heavyweight Tommy Burns KOs Jewey Smith
  • 1911 J Helffrich discovers asteroid #713 Luscinia
  • 1915 M Wolf discovers asteroids #806 Gyldenia & #807 Ceraskia
  • 1922 Netherland soccer team defeats Denmark 2-0
  • 1923 74,000 (62,281 paid) on hand for opening of Yankee Stadium
  • 1923 Poland annexes Central Lithuania
  • 1925 World's fair opens in Chicago
  • 1927 Chiang Kai-Shek forms anti-govt in China
  • 1929 Palace for People's industry in Amsterdam devastated by fire
  • 1933 G Neujmin discovers asteroid #1277 Dolores
  • 1934 1st "Washateria" (laundromat) opens (Ft Worth, Tx)
  • 1934 Hitler names J von Ribbentrop, ambassador for disarmament
  • 1935 Gen Sarazen's double eagle on 15th, wins him his 2nd Masters
  • 1935 Netherland election (Musserts NSB wins 8% of vote)
  • 1936 Clipper begins regular passenger flights from SF to Honolulu
  • 1938 Find headless Mad Butcher victim Cleveland
  • 1939 Hubert Pierlot forms Belgian government
  • 1942 "Stars & Stripes" paper for US armed forces starts
  • 1942 James H Doolittle bombed Tokyo & other Japanese cities
  • 1942 Tor Maple Leafs beat Det Red Wings 4 games to 3 for Stanley Cup
  • 1945 1 armed outfielder, St L Brown Pete Gray, 1st game he goes 1 for 4
  • 1946 League of Nations dissolves (3 months after UN starts)
  • 1946 US recognizes Tito's Yugoslavia govt
  • 1948 International Court of Justice opens at Hague Netherlands
  • 1949 Republic of Ireland withdraws from British Commonwealth
  • 1950 1st opening night-game, Cards beat Pirates, 4-2
  • 1950 1st transatlantic jet passenger trip
  • 1950 Polish Catholic church & govt sign accord over relations
  • 1950 Yankees win 15-10 after trailing Red Sox 9-0 in 6th
  • 1952 A Schmitt discovers asteroid #1614 Goldschmidt
  • 1954 Colonel Nasser seizes power & becomes PM of Egypt
  • 1955 1st Bandoeng Conference - Afro-Asian conference opens
  • 1956 Egypt & Israel agree to a ceasefire
  • 1956 Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco (civil ceremony)
  • 1957 Asteroid #2307 discovered
  • 1958 Govt troops reconquer Padang, Middel-Sumatra Indonesia
  • 1959 Montreal Canadiens beat Tor Maple Leafs 4 games to 1 for Stanley Cup
  • 1962 Boston beats Los Angeles, 4 games to 3, for NBA championship
  • 1963 Tor Maple Leafs beat Det Red Wings 4 games to 1 for Stanley Cup
  • 1964 Artsen strike in Belgium ends
  • 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 London Bridge is sold to US oil company (to be erected in Arizona)
  • 1968 SF's Old Hall of Justice demolished
  • 1975 John Lennon releases "Stand by Me"
  • 1977 Alex Haley, author of "Roots," awarded Pultizer Prize
  • 1977 Eddie Murray hits his 1st HR
  • 1977 Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Cristofer for "Shadow Box"
  • 1978 US Senate approves transfer of Panama Canal to Panam  in 1999
  • 1979 "Real People" premieres on NBC TV
  • 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 M Watt discovers asteroid #2687
  • 1983 A lone suicide bomber kills 63, at US Embassy in Lebanon
  • 1983 Joan Benoit set a women's record for Boston Marathon
  • 1983 KMO-AM in Tacoma Wash changes call letters to KAMT (now KKMO)
  • 1983 N G Thomas discovers asteroid #2933 Amber, #3151 Talbot & #3561 Devin
  • 1983 Pulitzer prize awarded to Alice Walker for "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
  • 1985 Flyers 3-Isles 0-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 1-0 lead
  • 1987 An unconscous skydiver is rescued by another diver in mid-air
  • 1987 Bob Land wins his 6th straight Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race
  • 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 Barbra Striesand 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
  • 1991 Congress ends railroad worker 1 day strike
  • 1992 Tennis ace Stefan Edberg marries Annette Olsen in Sweden
  • 1993 Beirut-hostage Terry Anderson marries Madeleine Bassil
  • 1993 David Lee Roth arrested in NYC for purchasing marijuana for $10


Songs for date April 18


  • 04/18/41 --- Dolores (Crosby, Bing)
  • 04/18/41 --- Dolores (Dorsey, Tommy)
  • 04/18/41 --- Alexander The Swoose (Kyser, Kay)
  • 04/18/46 --- Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside) (Shore, Dinah)
  • 04/18/47 --- Peg O' My Heart (Harmonicats)
  • 04/18/47 --- Heartaches (James, Harry)
  • 04/18/47 --- I Can't Begin To Tell You (James, Harry)
  • 04/18/52 --- I'm Yours (Cornell, Don)
  • 04/18/52 --- Delicado (Faith, Percy)
  • 04/18/53 --- Say You're Mine Again (Como, Perry)
  • 04/18/60 --- Stairway To Heaven (Sedaka, Neil)
  • 04/18/64 --- Ronnie (Four Seasons)
  • 04/18/70 --- Love On A Two-Way Street (Moments)
  • 04/18/70 --- Cecilia (Simon & Garfunkel)
  • 04/18/70 --- Everything is Beautiful (Stevens, Ray)
  • 04/18/87 --- You Keep Me Hangin' On (Wilde, Kim)
  • 04/18/92 --- Under The Bridge (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
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