On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Lost in the Stars" based on the novel "Cry the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 39 performances

Author and Apartheid Activist Alan Paton
Author and Apartheid Activist
Alan Paton
  • The Widgery Report on 'Bloody Sunday' in Northern Ireland is published, causing outrage among the people of Derry who call it the "Widgery Whitewash"

Famous Birthdays

  • Eli Roth, American film director (Cabin Fever) and actor, born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • Jeff Traversy, Canadian CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Xu Zheng, Chinese actor and director (Lost on Hong Kong), born in Shanghai, China