On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Cafe Crown" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • "Foxy" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Artisans strike in Belgium ends
  • Sandy Koufax is 1st to strike out the side on 9 pitches
  • Van Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr Sloane"

Famous Birthdays

  • Bez [Mark Berry], English percussionist and dancer (Happy Mondays), born in Bolton, Lancashire
  • Jim Ellison, American musician (Material issue) (d. 1996)
  • Niall Ferguson, British historian (Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World, Civilisation: the West and the Rest), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Rithy Panh, Cambodian film director (Rice People), born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Famous Deaths

  • Albe Vidaković, Croatian composer, dies at 49
  • Ben Hecht, playwright (Child of the Century), dies at 71