On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1934

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st "Washateria" (laundromat) opens (Fort Worth, Texas)

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Adolf Hitler names Joachim von Ribbentrop ambassador for disarmament

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Famous Birthdays

  • George Shirley, African-American tenor (first African-American tenor to perform a leading role at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • James Drury, American actor (Virginian), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan Klusak [Jan Porges], Czech composer, born in Prague
  • Mark Kingston, English actor (Intimate Contact), born in Deptford, London (d. 2011)