On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • IBM produces 1st megabit-chip
  • Robert M Gates becomes deputy director of CIA
  • Titan rocket explodes seconds after liftoff from Vandenberg AFB

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Butler, American baseball player (Kansas City Royals), born in Orange Park, Florida
  • Maurice Edu, American soccer player, born in Fontana, California

Famous Deaths

  • Marcel Dassault, [Bloch], French airplane builder, dies at 94