On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Ankles Aweigh" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 176 performances
  • 1st "Walk"/"Don't Walk" lighted street signals installed
  • 1st Bandoeng Conference - Afro-Asian conference opens
  • 59th Boston Marathon won by Hideo Hamamura of Japan in 2:18:22

Famous Birthdays

  • Amschel Rothschild, British banker (executive chairman of Rothschild Asset Management of the Rothschild banking family of England), born in Paris (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAlbert Einstein

Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate (theory of relativity), dies of an abdominal aortic aneurysm at 76

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Don Blackie, Australian cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1928-29), dies at 46
  • Eugen Herrigel, Zen philosopher/scholar, dies in Germany at 70