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

Famous Birthdays

  • Amschel Rothschild, banker
  • Anne-Marie Palli, Ciboure France, LPGA golfer (1992 ShopRite)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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, cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1928-29), dies at 46
  • Eugen Herrigel, Zen philosopher/scholar, dies in Germany at 70