On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1926

Historical Events

  • Rhein Stadium opens in Dusseldorf, Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Insole, English cricketer (England batsman of the 50's, nine Tests), born in Clapton, London (d. 2017)
  • G√ľnter Meisner, German actor (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Between Wars, Adolf Hitler, Quiller Memorandum), born in Bremen, Weimar Republic (d. 1994)
  • Jimmy Rowser, American jazz double-bassist (Dinah Washington; Ray Bryant; Les McCann), and teacher, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
1926 Highlights

About April 18, 1926

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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