On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1951

Historical Events

  • "Make a Wish" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 102 performances
  • Dutch Antilles government of Da Costa Gomez forms
  • France, West Germany & Benelux form European Steel & Coal Community

Famous Birthdays

  • Pierre Pettigrew, Canadian politician (Minister for International Trade), born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Ricardo Fortaleza, Australian-Filipino boxer, born in Malate, Manila, Philippines

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz (28) weds Joyce Halverson

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Charles M. Schulz

Famous Deaths

  • António Óscar Carmona, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal & 11th President of Portugal, dies at 81
1951 Highlights

About April 18, 1951

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries