On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays

  • Dorothy Lyman, American actress (All my Children, Naomi-Mama's Family), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Herbert Mullin, American serial killer (killed thirteen people in California in the early 1970s), born in Salinas, California

Person of interestJames Woods

James Woods, American actor (Salvador, Against All Odds), born in Vernal, Utah

  • Kathy Acker, American experimental novelist (Blood and Guts in High School), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • Lori Martin, American actress (Velvet-National Velvet), born in Glendale, California

Famous Deaths

  • Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25), dies at 51
  • Jozef Tiso, Slovak politician (President of the First Slovak Republic), dies at 59