On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1950

Historical Events

  • 1st opening night-game, Cards beat Pirates, 4-2
  • Polish Catholic church & government sign accord over relations
  • Sam Jethroe is 1st African American to play for Boston Braves
  • Yankees win 15-10 after trailing Red Sox 9-0 in 6th

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Sudderth III, American R&B trumpet player (Atlantic Starr - Touch a Four Leaf Clover)
  • Ed Caraeff, American photographer, illustrator, and album cover art director (Steely Dan, Bee Gees, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Diamond, Tom Waits, Hall & Oates), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Kenny Ortega, American film and TV producer (High School Musical trilogy), born in Palo Alto, California
1950 Highlights

About April 18, 1950

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 72 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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