What Happened on April 18, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Cafe Crown" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • "Foxy" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Artisans strike in Belgium ends
  • Sandy Koufax is 1st to strike out the side on 9 pitches
  • Van Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr Sloane"

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Ellison, American musician (Material issue) (d. 1996)
  • Mark Berry, aka Bez, Dancer in Happy Mondays
  • Niall Ferguson, British historian
  • Rithy Panh, Cambodian film director

Famous Deaths

  • Albe Vidakovic, composer, dies at 49
  • Ben Hecht, playwright (Child of the Century), dies at 71