On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1924

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st crossword puzzle book published by Simon & Schuster

Famous Birthdays

  • Buxton Orr, Anglo-Scottish composer, born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American blues singer (Mary is Fine), born in Vinton, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • Henry Hyde, American politician (Rep-R-Illinois 1975-2007), born in Chicago, Ilinois (d. 2007)
  • Raf de Linde [Raphael van Hecke], author (Vaarwel on Gertrude), born in Evergem, Belgium
  • Roy Mason [Baron Mason of Barnsley], British defense secretary and Labour MP, born in Royston, England (d. 2015)