What Happened on April 18, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "Lost in the Stars" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 39 performances
  • The Widgery Report on 'Bloody Sunday' in Northern Ireland is published, causing outrage among the people of Derry who call it the "Widgery Whitewash"

Famous Birthdays

  • Eli Roth, American film director
  • Jeff Traversy, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)