What Happened in 1918 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 316 of 316

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 14 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Il Trittico" premieres in NYC

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Giacomo Puccini
  • Dec 14 David Loyd George's coalition Government wins a clear majority in the UK general election
  • Dec 14 Sinn Fein candidates win 73 of 105 Irish seats in UK general election, though all will refuse to take seats in Westminster, instead meeting at a Dail Eireann in Dublin
  • Dec 15 American Jewish Congress holds its 1st meeting

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Dec 16 Jack Dempsey KOs Carl Morris in 14 seconds

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Dec 16 German troops evacuate Finland, give over Kiev in the Ukraine to revolutionary forces and pull back from Estonia as Bolshevik forces move in
  • Dec 17 A conference of workers' and soldiers' councils take control of German government in Berlin, until elections in January selects new national assembly
  • Dec 19 Robert Ripley began his "Believe It or Not" column (NY Globe)
  • Dec 20 Eugene O'Neill's "Moon of the Caribees" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 20 The Allies turn their attention to Bolshevik expansion in the East, landing troops in Crimea and Latvia
  • Dec 21 Red Sox trade Dutch Leonard, Ernie Shore & Duffy Lewis to Yankees for Ray Caldwell & Slim Love, Frank Gilhooey, Al Walters & $15,000
  • Dec 26 1st day of 1st-class cricket in Aust after WW I (Vic v NSW)
  • Dec 26 After spending Christmas with American troops in France, Wilson goes to London for preliminary discussions about the forthcoming peace conference
  • Dec 27 The Great Poland Uprising against the Germans begins.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 30 John E Hoover decides to be called J. Edgar Hoover

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
  • Dec 31 Kid Gleason replaces Pants Rowland as White Sox manager

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 494

  • Jul 20 Cindy Walker, American singer (d. 2006)
  • Jul 22 Pim [Albrecht W] Lyre, Dutch lawyer/son of prince Henry
  • Jul 23 Bueno de Mesquita Dutch comedian and actor (d. 2005)
  • Jul 23 Pee Wee [Harold] Reese, American baseball player (Dodgers), born in Ekron, Kentucky (d. 1999)
  • Jul 24 Ruggiero Ricci, composer/violinist (Paganini), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2012)
  • Jul 25 Nan Grey, [Eschal Miller], actress (3 Grief Girl, Dracula's Daughters)
  • Jul 25 Jane Frank, American artist (d. 1986)
  • Jul 26 Marjorie Lord [Wollenberg], American actress (Make Room for Daddy, Sherlock Holmes in Washington), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 27 Eero Aukusti Sipila, composer
  • Jul 27 Leonard Rose, concert cellist (NY Phil 1943-51), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 29 Vladimir Dudentzev, Russian writer
  • Jul 30 Joe Daley, jazz tenor/clarinet/flute player
  • Jul 31 Paul D. Boyer, American chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate
  • Jul 31 Hank Jones, American pianist
  • Aug 1 Wyndraeth Morris-Jones, British political scientist, born in Carmarthenshire (d. 1999)
  • Aug 3 James MacGregor Burns, political writer (The Lion & the Fox)
  • Aug 3 Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (d. 1999)
  • Aug 3 Larry Haines, American actor (d. 2008)
  • Aug 4 Iceberg Slim (a.k.a. Robert Beck), American author (d. 1992)
  • Aug 5 Tom Drake, American actor (d. 1982)
  • Aug 5 Betty Oliphant, Canadian ballerina (d. 2004)
  • Aug 6 Norman Granz, American record producer (d. 2001)
  • Aug 7 Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter
  • Aug 9 Robert Aldrich, US director/producer (Dirty Dozen)
  • Aug 10 Eugene Wilkinson, naval officer (first nuclear sub commander), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2013)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 12 Guy Gibson, British aviator, awarded Victoria Cross, born in Simla, India (d. 1944)

RAF Pilot Guy Gibson
RAF Pilot
Guy Gibson
  • Aug 12 Sid Bernstein, music producer/promoter (Beatles, Rolling Stones), born in New York City (d. 2013)
  • Aug 13 Denis Smallwood, British air chief marshal
  • Aug 13 Frederick Sanger, England, biochemist (Nobel 1958, 1980)
  • Aug 13 John Bunting, senior civil servant
  • Aug 15 Florian Zabach, American musician and TV personality (Hot Canary, Club Embassy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 15 Fay Honey Knopp, activist
  • Aug 15 Raymond Gallois-Montbrun, composer
  • Aug 17 Mort Marshall, actor (Cully-Dumplings), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 19 James George "Jimmy" Rowles, jazz pianist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 20 Jacqueline Susann, author (Valley of the Dolls), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)

  • Aug 21 Billy Reay, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2004)
  • Aug 22 Mary McGrory, American journalist (d. 2004)
  • Aug 23 Guus [August CM] Hermus, Dutch actor (Jantjes, Soldaat van Oranje)
  • Aug 24 Ray McIntire, chemical engineer
  • Aug 24 Sikander Bakht, Governor of Kerala (d. 2004)
  • Aug 25 Leonard Bernstein, Lawrence MA, conductor/composer (West Side Story)
  • Aug 25 Richard Greene, Plymouth England, composer/actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood)
  • Aug 26 Louis W "Louis" Stotijn, bassoonist/conductor (Residence Orchestra)
  • Aug 27 Lord Winstanley, physician/British MP (Labour)
  • Aug 28 Alejandro Lanusse, army officer/politician
  • Aug 29 Jelle Zijlstra, economist/minister/pres Netherlands Bank

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 30 Ted Williams, American baseball player and last player in MLB to bat over .400 in a single season (Red Sox, AL MVP '46, '49; Trip Crown '42, '47), born in San Diego, California (d. 2002)

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Aug 30 Billy Johnson, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • Aug 31 Alan Jay Lerner, lyricist composer (Lerner & Loewe-My Fair Lady)
  • Aug 31 Lucrecia Roces Kasilag, composer
  • Sep 2 Allen Drury, author (Advise & Consent-1960 Pulitzer Prize)
  • Sep 2 Martha Mitchell, wife of Attorney General John Mitchell
  • Sep 3 Helen Wagner, actress (Nancy-As The World Turns), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Sep 4 Gerald Wilson, Shelby Miss, orchestra leader (Redd Foxx)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 4 Paul Harvey, news commentator (Rest of the story), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

ABC Radio Broadcaster Paul Harvey
ABC Radio Broadcaster
Paul Harvey
  • Sep 4 William Talbert, tennis doubles champ (US 1942, 45, 46, 48)
  • Sep 5 Luis Alcoriza, Mexican screenwriter, film director, and actor (d. 1992)
  • Sep 7 Robert Lewis Campbell Lorimer, publisher
  • Sep 8 Derek Barton, British chemist (Nobel 1969)
  • Sep 8 John F Seiberling, (Rep-D-OH, 1971-86)
  • Sep 9 Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Novara, Italy, politician (Italian President, 1992-1999), (d. 2012)
  • Sep 10 Rin Tin Tin, German shepherd dog (d. 1932)
  • Sep 11 Donald Blakeslee, American aviator (d. 2008)
  • Sep 13 Ray Charles, orchestra leader (Perry Como), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 14 Jack Somack, actor (Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 14 Georges Berger, Belgian racing driver (d. 1967)
  • Sep 15 Nipsey Russell, American comedian (d. 2005)
  • Sep 16 Mervyn Pike [Baroness Pike], politician (C), born in Castleford, West Yorkshire (d. 2004)
  • Sep 17 Chaim Herzog, Israeli president (1983-93), (d. 1997)
  • Sep 18 John Berger, politician
  • Sep 20 Peg Phillips, actress (Ruth Ann-Northern Exposure)
  • Sep 21 Rand Brooks, actor (Cpl Boone-Rin Tin Tin), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 22 Archibald James Potter, composer
  • Sep 22 Hans Scholl, German resistance fighter (Die Weisse Rose)
  • Sep 22 Henryk Szeryng, Zelazowa Wola Poland, violinist (Brahms Concerto)
  • Sep 24 Audra Lindley, actress (Helen Roper-3's Company, Ropers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 24 Richard Hoggart, author/warden (Goldsmith's College London)
  • Sep 25 Phil Rizzuto, American sportscaster/shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 26 Humphrey van Loo, Dutch news director (ANP/Reuter)
  • Sep 27 James McCallion, actor (Mi Taylor-National Velvet), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Sep 27 Malcolm Shepherd [2nd Baron Shepherd], Politician (L) and Leader of the House of Lords (1974-76), born in Blackburn, Lancashire (d. 2001)
  • Sep 27 Martin Ryle, Britain, radio astronomer/astronomer royal (1972-82)
  • Sep 29 Don Castle, TX, actor (Born to Speed, Tombstone, Motor Patrol)
  • Sep 29 Harold Laurence Walters, composer
  • Sep 30 Lewis Nixon, WWII Veteran (d. 1996)
  • Oct 1 Antonio Iglesias Alvares, composer
  • Oct 4 Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • Oct 6 AndrĂ© Pilette, Belgian racing driver (d. 1993)
  • Oct 7 Guido Aristarco, film critic
  • Oct 7 Marcus Klingburg, Israeli soviet spy and epidemiologist
  • Oct 8 Ron Randell, Australian actor (Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Oct 9 E Howard Hunt, Hamburg NY, involved in Watergate break-in
  • Oct 9 Lila Kedrova, Russian-born actress (d. 2000)
  • Oct 10 Bobby Byrne, orchestra leader (Club Seven), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Oct 10 Jean Gimpel, author/iconoclast
  • Oct 10 Jigal Allon, Israeli politician
  • Oct 11 Jerome Robbins, [Rabinowitz], NY, choreographer (Tony-West Side Story)
  • Oct 12 Emil Cossetto, composer
  • Oct 13 Jack MacGowran, actor (King Lear, Exorcist), born in Dublin, Ireland

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

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