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Births for January 18


  • 1641 Fran‡ois Michel le Tellier, French statesman (Marquis de Louvois)
  • 1657 Hendrik Casimir II, Field marshall (Nassau)
  • 1689 Charles de Montesquieu, France, philosopher/writer (Letters Persanes)
  • 1726 Hendrik D F L, prince of Prussia/diplomat
  • 1779 Peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard)
  • 1782 Daniel Webster, Salisbury NH, orator/politician/lawyer
  • 1809 Richard Caswell Gatlin, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
  • 1813 Joseph Farwell Glidden, inventor (1st coml useable barbed wire)
  • 1815 James Chesnut Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1885
  • 1815 Richard Yates Gov, MC (Union), died in 1873
  • 1818 John Van Vloten, literary/theologist
  • 1820 Abraham Buford, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1884
  • 1831 Edward Ferrero, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1899
  • 1835 C‚sar Cui, Vilna Lithuania, composer
  • 1835 Jan van Droogenbroeck, Flemish poet
  • 1840 Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer
  • 1849 Sir Edmund Barton, 1st PM of Australia (1900-03)
  • 1854 Thomas A Watson, needed by Bell, inventor assistant (Telephone)
  • 1856 Daniel Nathan Hale Williams, perform 1st open heart operation
  • 1857 Otto von Below, German commandant (WW I)
  • 1861 Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist
  • 1867 Rub‚n Dar¡o, national poet (Nicaragua)
  • 1869 Willem De Vreese, Flemish linguist/biblographer
  • 1872 Paul Leautaud, (Maurice Boissard), France, writer (Petit ami)
  • 1878 Hendrik Baels, Belgian politician
  • 1879 Henri-Honor‚ Giraud, French general/parliament leader
  • 1882 Alan Alexander Milne, English author (Winnie-the-Pooh)
  • 1882 Jacob Clay, philospher/phycist (Mesonen)
  • 1882 Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist
  • 1892 Oliver Hardy, Harlem Ga, comedy team member (Laurel & Hardy)
  • 1893 Jorge Guill‚n, Valladolid Spain, poet/critic (C ntico, Final)
  • 1894 Wilhelm HC Tenhaeff, parapsycholoist
  • 1896 Hans H Holm, Norwegian poet (Jonsoknatt)
  • 1901 Arie Querido, social psychiatrist
  • 1904 Cary Grant, actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest)
  • 1905 Chick Chandler, Kingston NY, actor (Barney-One Happy Family)
  • 1907 Janos Ferencsik, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Budapest Opera)
  • 1908 Albert P Morano, (Rep-R-Conn, 1951-59)
  • 1912 Ren‚ Gabri‰ls, Belgian billiard pro (7 World/9 European records)
  • 1912 William Sansom, English writer (Loving Eye)
  • 1913 Danny Kaye, Bkln NY, UNICEF/comedian/actor (Danny Kaye Show)
  • 1918 Ton Brandsteder, CEO/founder (Sony Nederland)
  • 1919 Juan Orrego-Salas, Santiago, Chile, composer
  • 1922 Constance Moore, Sioux City Iowa, actress (Window on Main Street)
  • 1925 Roepie Kruize, hockey player (Olympic-Bronze-48/Silver-52)
  • 1932 Robert Anton Wilson, US, sci-fi author (Trick Top Hat)
  • 1933 John Boorman, producer/dir (Exorcist II, Deliverance, Zardoz)
  • 1941 Bobby Goldsboro, Marianna Fla, singer (Honey)
  • 1941 David Ruffin, Miss, vocalist (Temptations-Papa Was a Rolling Stone)
  • 1941 Tom Bailey, rock vocalist (Thompson Twins-Doctor Doctor)
  • 1944 "Legs" Larry Smith, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band-Urban Spaceman)
  • 1944 Relus ter Beek, Dutch Minister of defense (PvdA)
  • 1950 Claudia de Colombia, Bogato Columbia, spanish singer
  • 1950 John Hughes, director (Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Weird Science)
  • 1953 Brett Hudson, Portland Ore, comedians (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show)
  • 1955 Hans van Tongeren, actor (Hunk)
  • 1955 Kevin Costner, actor (Fandango, Silverado, Bull Durham)
  • 1955 Mable Fergerson, LA Calif, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1972)
  • 1961 Mark D Messier, Edmonton Alberta, NHL Center (Edmonton, NY Rangers)
  • 1962 Alison Arngrim, actress (Nellie-Little House of the Prairie)
  • 1967 M C Tab, (Sharon Richard), NYC, rapper


Passings for January 18


  • 1367 Pedro I, king of Portugal (1357-67), dies
  • 1479 Louis IX, the Rich, duke of Bayern (U of Ingolstadt), dies
  • 1580 Antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of Johannes), dies at 63
  • 1862 John Tyler, 10th US pres (1841-45), dies in Richmond Va at 71
  • 1886 Michal Czajchovski, (Sadik Pasja), writer, dies
  • 1890 Amadeus I FM, king of Spain (1870-73), dies
  • 1913 Edmond R H Regout, industrialist/politician, dies
  • 1921 Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor, dies
  • 1936 Rudyard Kipling, author (Giunga Din, Nobel 1907), dies in England
  • 1940 Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Het jonge Polen), dies
  • 1966 Kathleen Norris, US author, dies at 85
  • 1967 Barney Ross, Welterweight Boxing Champ (1934), dies at 57
  • 1967 Reese "Goose" Tatum, basketballer (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 45
  • 1967 Simon FHJ Berkelbach of Sprenkel, vicar/theologist, dies
  • 1968 Lee Tracy, actor (Martin Kane-Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 69
  • 1970 David McKay, Mormon president, dies at 96
  • 1978 Carl Betz, actor (Alex Stone-Donna Reed Show), dies at 67
  • 1982 Ram¢n (J) Sender (Garc‚s), Spanish writer, dies
  • 1982 Trent Lehman, actor (Butch-Nanny & the Professor), dies at 20
  • 1984 Malcolm H Kerr, 9th pres of American U of Beirut, shot dead
  • 1989 Bruce Chatwin, British writer, dies
  • 1990 Melanie Appleby, rocker (Mel & Kim), dies of liver cancer at 24
  • 1991 Hamilton Fish, NY congressman, dies
  • 1993 M Eleonore Lippits, 1st Dutch female missionary doctor, dies
  • 1993 Mia Meijer, screenwriter (Machine Kind), dies


Special events for January 18


  • 336 St Mark begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1486 King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV
  • 1520 Christian II of Denmark & Norway defeats the Swedes at Lake Asunde
  • 1644 1st UFO sighting in America, by perplexed pilgrims in Boston
  • 1671 Pirate Henry Morgan defeats Spanish defenders, captures Panam 
  • 1701 Frederik I/Sophie Charlotte van Hannover crowned king/queen of Prussi
  • 1733 1st polar bear exhibited in America (Boston)
  • 1777 San Jose California, founded
  • 1778 Capt James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands)
  • 1788 English settlers arrive in Aust's Botany Bay to setup penal colony
  • 1795 French admitted to Amsterdam without resistance
  • 1817 San Mart¡n leads a revolutionary army over Andes
  • 1840 Electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, 1st US electrical journal, appears
  • 1850 British blockade Pir‘us, Greece to enforce mercantile claims
  • 1854 Filibuster William Walker proclaims Republic of Sonora in NW M‚xico
  • 1862 Confederate Territory of Arizona is formed
  • 1865 Battle of Ft Moultrie, SC
  • 1869 Elegant Calif Theatre opens in SF
  • 1871 German Empire proclaimed by Kaiser Wilhelm I
  • 1882 J Palisa discovers asteroid #221 Eos
  • 1896 1st demonstration of an x-ray machine in the US, NYC
  • 1901 M Wolf discovers asteroid #468 Lina
  • 1903 M Wolf discovers asteroid #501 Urhixidur
  • 1909 A Kopff discovers asteroid #677 Aaltje
  • 1911 1st shipboard landing of a plane (Tanforan Park to USS Pennsylvania)
  • 1913 Turk-Greek sea battle
  • 1915 Train crashes at Colima-Guadalajara Mexico, about 600 die
  • 1919 WW I Peace Congress opens in Versailles, France
  • 1922 Irish author Liam O'Flaherty & others occupy the Rotunda in Dublin
  • 1922 M Wolf discovers asteroid #972 Cohnia
  • 1923 1st radio telegraph message from Nederlands to Dutch East Indies
  • 1929 Stalin bans Trotsky from the Politburo
  • 1930 -27ø F (-33ø C), Watts, Oklahoma (state record)
  • 1933 White Sands National Monument, NM established
  • 1934 G Reiss discovers asteroid #1299 Mertona
  • 1938 Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to the Hall of Fame
  • 1939 Y Vaisala discovers asteroid #1523 Pieksamaki
  • 1943 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto begin resistance of Nazis
  • 1943 Presliced bread sale banned to reduce bakery demand for metal parts
  • 1943 Soviets announce they broke the long Nazi siege of Leningrad
  • 1943 US rations bread & metal
  • 1944 1st Chinese naturalized US citizen since repeal of exclusion acts
  • 1945 Warsaw freed by soviet army
  • 1947 Detroit Tigers sell Hank Greenberg to the Pirates
  • 1947 Small river steamer sank on Yangtze River, kills 400
  • 1948 1st courses begin at University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • 1948 Ted Mack's "Original Amateur Hour" begins, DuMont (later NBC/ABC/CBS)
  • 1949 "They Stand Accused" courtroom drama premiers on CBS (later DuMont)
  • 1949 1st US Congressional standing committee headed by Negro (W Dawson)
  • 1951 1st use of lie detector in Netherlands
  • 1951 Hermann Flake sentenced to death due to "hate campaign against DDR"
  • 1951 NFL rules tackles, guards & centers ineligible for forward pass
  • 1951 NFL takes control of the failing Baltimore Colts
  • 1954 Fanfani forms Italian govt
  • 1956 German DR forms own army (National Volksarmee)
  • 1957 3 B-52's set record for around-the-world flight, 45 hr 19 min
  • 1958 1st black in the NHL (William O'Ree, Boston Bruins)
  • 1960 US & Japan draw joint defense treaty
  • 1962 Southern University closed due to demonstrations
  • 1963 Reinier Paping wins Dutch Elfstedentocht skate
  • 1964 Beatles 1st appearance on Billboard Chart (I Want to Hold Your Hand-#
  • 1964 Plans for the World Trade Center announced (NYC)
  • 1966 Robert C Weaver, becomes 1st black cabinet member (HUD)
  • 1967 Albert DeSalvo (Boston Strangler) sentenced to life in prison
  • 1967 Yellowknife replaces Ottawa as capital of NW Territories, Canada
  • 1969 Expanded 4 party Vietnam peace talks began in Paris
  • 1969 Soyuz 5 returns to Earth
  • 1973 Islanders break 12 game losing streak, 20 game road winless streak
  • 1974 "The $6 Million Man" starring Lee Majors premiers on ABC TV
  • 1975 "The Jeffersons" spinoff from "All in the Family" premiers on CBS
  • 1975 L Chernykh discovers asteroid #2144 Marietta, #2296, #2448 & #2965
  • 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers defeat Dallas Cowboys 21-17 in Super Bowl X
  • 1978 Roof of 3-yr-old Civic Center in Hartford, Ct collapses (no injuries)
  • 1978 Thiokol conducts 2nd test firing of space shuttle's SRB
  • 1979 Peter Jenkins finishes "A Walk Across America", Florence, Or
  • 1980 Gold reaches $1,000 an oz
  • 1980 Pink Floyd's "The Wall" hits #1
  • 1981 Iran accepts US offer of $7.9 billion in frozen assets
  • 1981 Wendy O Williams arrested in Milwaukee for on-stage obscenity
  • 1984 80th Islander & 3rd dual hat trick (Carroll & Bossy) 9-1 win
  • 1985 US renounces jurisdiction of World Court despite previous promise
  • 1986 24th Space Shuttle (61-C) Mission-Columbia 7-returns to Earth
  • 1988 Airliner crashes in SW China, killing all 108 on board
  • 1989 Astronomers discover pulsar in remnants of Supernova 1987A (LMC)
  • 1989 Candace Thomas marries Steve Garvey
  • 1989 IBM announces earnings up 10.4% in 1988
  • 1990 South Africa says its reconsidering ban on African Natl Congress
  • 1991 Asteroid 1991 í 10 m, 170,000 km from Earth
  • 1991 Asteroid 1991 BA, í 10 m, comes within 170,000 km of Earth
  • 1991 Eastern Airlines goes out of business after 62 years
  • 1991 Iraq launches SCUD missiles against Israel
  • 1991 US acknowledges CIA & US Army paid Noriega $320,000 over his career
  • 1991 WLAF's NY Knights become NY-NJ Knights
  • 1992 Actress Joan Chen (Twin Peaks) marries Dr Peter Hui
  • 1992 Comedian Pat McCormick injured in a car accident
  • 1992 NHL All Star Game - Campbell-10, Wales-6 (Brett Hull, MVP) at Phila


Songs for date January 18


  • 01/18/45 --- I Dream Of You (Como, Perry)
  • 01/18/45 --- Cocktails For Two (Jones, Spike)
  • 01/18/45 --- I Dream Of You (Sinatra, Frank)
  • 01/18/52 --- Here I Am - Broken Hearted (Ray, Johnnie)
  • 01/18/52 --- Please, Mr. Sun (Ray, Johnnie)
  • 01/18/60 --- Handy Man (Jones, Jimmy)
  • 01/18/60 --- What In The World's Come Over You (Scott, Jack)
  • 01/18/60 --- Lonely Blue Boy (Twitty, Conway)
  • 01/18/64 --- What Kind Of Fool (Do You Think I Am) (Tams)
  • 01/18/69 --- Build Me Up Buttercup (Foundations)
  • 01/18/75 --- Lonely People (America)
  • 01/18/75 --- Nightingale (King, Carole)
  • 01/18/75 --- Lady (Styx)
  • 01/18/75 --- My Eyes Adored You (Valli, Frankie)
  • 01/18/86 --- Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground) (Mike + The Mechanics)
  • 01/18/86 --- Sara (Starship)
  • 01/18/92 --- I'm Too Sexy (Right Said Fred)
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