On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


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Jackie Robinson debuts as 2nd baseman for the Montreal Royals

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • League of Nations dissolves (3 months after UN starts)
  • Rome, Auerbach and Horwitt's musical "Call Me Mister" opens at National Theater NYC for 734 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US recognizes Tito's Yugoslavia government

President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary Josip Broz Tito
President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary
Josip Broz Tito

Famous Birthdays

  • Harvey Kagan, American muscian (Sir Douglas Quintet)
  • Hayley Mills, English actress (Parent Trap, Pollyanna), born in London, England
  • Lenny Baker, American musician (Sha Na Na), born in Whitman, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Skip [Alexander Lee] Spence, Canadian guitarist and vocalist (Moby Grape-Omaha), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada