On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1927

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Sport awardBoston Marathon

31st Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in 2:40:22.2; his 5th victory in the event

Marathon Runner Clarence DeMar
Marathon Runner
Clarence DeMar

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chiang Kai-shek forms anti-government in China

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim De Courcy, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1953), born in Newcastle, New South Wales (d. 2000)

Person of interestSamuel P. Huntington

Samuel P. Huntington, American political scientist (The Clash of Civilizations) and presidential adviser, born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)

Political Scientist and Presidential Adviser Samuel P. Huntington
Political Scientist and Presidential Adviser
Samuel P. Huntington
  • Tadeusz Mazowiecki, 1st Prime Minister of Poland (1989-90), born in PÅ‚ock, Poland (d. 2013)