On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1924

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, Illinois (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)
1924 Highlights

About April 18, 1924

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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