What Happened on April 18, 1918

Historical Events

Baseball History

Cleveland center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play

  • The People's Council of Latvia proclaims the independence of the new country of Latvia

Famous Birthdays

  • Cliff Hillegass, American publisher (Cliffsnotes), born in Rising City, Nebraska (d. 2001)
  • Róbert Zimonyi, Hungarian rowing coxswain (Olympic gold USA men's eight 1964; bronze Hungary coxed pair 1948), born in Sárvár, Hungary (d. 2004)
  • Roger de Grey, British landscape painter and President of Royal Academy (1984-93) (d. 1995)
  • Tony Mottola, American jazz guitarist, born in Kearney, New Jersey (d. 2004)
Born in 1918

About April 18, 1918

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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