On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1947

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

James 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
  • Walt Richmond, American rock keyboardist (The Tractors; J.J. Cale; Bob Seger; Eric Clapton), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Famous Deaths

  • Benny Leonard, Jewish-American lightweight boxing champ (1917-25), dies at 51
  • Jozef Tiso, Slovak politician (President of the First Slovak Republic), dies at 59
1947 Highlights

About April 18, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries