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 This day in History - January 18
373 Historic Events for January 18
1973

Boston Red Sox sign Orlando Cepeda as 1st player signed as a DH

Event
1973

Islanders break 12 game losing streak, 20 game road winless streak

Event
1973

John Cleese's final episode on "Monty Python's Flying Circus," on BBC

Event
1974

"$6 Million Man" starring Lee Majors premieres on ABC TV

Event
1974

Shane Burton, defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)

Birth
1974

Devon Odessa, actor (Sharon-My So Called Life, Girl of Limberlost)

Birth
1974

Israel and Egypt sign weapons accord

Event
1975

Derek Smith, linebacker (Washington Redskins)

Birth
1975

"Jeffersons" spinoff from "All in the Family" premieres on CBS

Event
1976

Vincent Polvliet, soccer player (FC Utrecht)

Birth
1976

Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes, Sparta), dies in crash [or 1/17]

Death
1976

Superbowl X: Pitts Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 21-17 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh, WR

Event
1976

Laurence Courtois, Kortrijk Belg, tennis star (1995 finalist Jakarta)

Birth
1976

Sonia Dresdel, actor (Fallen Idol, Secret Tent), dies at 67

Death
1977

Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright (Second Wind), dies at 80

Death
1977

Imran Khan takes 12 wickets in match for Pakistan win at the SCG

Event
1977

Yvonne Printemps, actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), dies at 81

Death
1977

Paul Nordoff, US composer (Frog Prince), dies at 67

Death
1978

Thiokol conducts 2nd test firing of space shuttle's SRB

Event
1978

Roof of 3-yr-old Civic Center in Hartford, Ct collapses (no injuries)

Event
1978

Carl Betz, actor (Alex Stone-Donna Reed Show), dies at 67

Death
1978

Ivan Ivonovich Dzerzhinsky, composer, dies at 68

Death
1978

Geoff Boycott captains England for the 1st time, v Pak Karachi

Event
1979

Peter Jenkins finishes "A Walk Across America," Florence Oregon

Event
1979

Cyril Mockridge, composer, dies at 82

Death