On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1908

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

Canadian champion Tommy Burns KOs Jewey Smith of England in 5th round at Neuilly Bowling Palace, Paris to retain his world heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Spear, British film and TV composer (Coronation Street theme), born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 1966)
1908 Highlights

About April 18, 1908

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries