On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Red Brigade kidnaps Italian attorney general Mario Sossi

Famous Birthdays

  • Edgar Wright, British director (A Fistful of Fingers), born in Poole, Dorset, England
  • Madeleine Peyroux, American French jazz and blues singer-songwriter, born in Athens, Georgia
  • Mark Tremonti, American musician (Creed), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Millie Corretjer, Puerto Rican singer (De Hoy en Adelante), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Famous Deaths

  • Betty Compson, actress (Barker, Weary River, Drag Net), dies at 77
  • John Henry Lewis, American boxer (World Light-Heavyweight champion 1935-38), dies of emphysema and Parkinson's at 59
  • Marcel Pagnol, French writer/movie (Topaz), dies at 79