Today in History for 18th June 2022

Historical Occasions

1264 – The Parliament of Ireland satisfies at Castledermot in County Kildare, the 1st definitively identified meeting of this Irish legislature
1898 – US Open Men’s Golf, Myopia Hunt Club: Scotsman Fred Herd effortlessly wins by 7 strokes from countryman Alex Smith 1st 72-gap US Open
1983 – “Pump Boys and Dinettes” closes at Princess Theater NYC soon after 573 performances
1986 – De Havilland Twin Otter and Bell 206 helicopter collide, kills 25
1991 – SF Giant pitcher Dave Dravecky’s cancerous remaining arm is amputated
2016 – Soyuz capsule returns to Earth 1st British International Area Station astronaut Tim Peake, Russian Yuri Malenchenko and American Timothy Kopra right after 186 times

A lot more Historic Functions »

Well-known Birthdays

1915 – Victor Legley, Belgian violinist, composer, and educator (Brussels Conservatory, 1949-80), born in Hazebrouck, France (d. 1994)
1920 – Ian Carmichael, British actor (Private’s Progress, I am All Ideal Jack), born in Hull, England (d. 2010)
1925 – Rex Collings, English publisher (Rex Collings), (d. 1996)
1926 – Eva Bartok, Hungarian-born actress (Crimson Pirate), born in Kecs kemet, Hungary (d. 1998)
1942 – Roger Ebert, American movie critic (Pulitzer Prize 1975), born in Urbana, Illinois (d. 2013)
2006 – Countess Zaria of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg

A lot more Well known Birthdays »

Famous Deaths

1588 – Anna van Nassau, daughter of William the Silent and his 2nd wife, Anna of Saxony and wife of William Louis, Depend of Nassau-Dillenburg, dies at 24
1669 – Abraham Crijnssen, Swiss admiral, conquered Suriname, dies
1921 – Eduardo Acevedo Díaz, Uruguayan author (Nativa, Lanza y Sable), dies at 70
1955 – Willy Burkhard, Swiss composer, dies at 55
2008 – Tasha Tudor, American illustrator and kid’s publications author (Pumpkin Moonshine, Corgiville Truthful), dies at 92
2017 – Lord Joffe [Joel Goodman Joffe], South African-born British lawyer (instructing solicitor for Nelson Mandela’s defence staff) and businessman, dies at 85

Much more Renowned Deaths »

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