On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1 armed outfielder, St Louis Brown Pete Gray, 1st game he goes 1 for 4
  • Clandestine Radio 1212, after broadcasting pro-nazi propaganda for months used their influence to trap 350,000 German army group B troops
  • Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Bolivia established
  • Epe freed (by corporal G van Aken)

Famous Birthdays

  • Margaret Hassan, Irish aid worker in Iraq, born in Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland (d. 2004)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest T Pyle, British/US newscaster, killed in WW II at 44
  • Ernie Pyle, American correspondent during WW II (Pulitzer Prize 1944), dies at 44
  • John Ambrose Fleming, electrical engineer, dies