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 This day in History - July 18
389 Historic Events for July 18
1927

Kurt Masur, German actor (Hotel Deutschland)

Birth
1928

Simon Vinkenoog, Dutch writer

Birth
1929

Michael Medwin, English actor (Four in a Jeep, Scrooge, Checkpoint)

Birth
1929

"Screamin' Jay" Hawkins, Cleveland, rocker (I Put a Spell on You)

Birth
1929

Dick Totten Button, Englewood NJ, figure skater (Olympic-gold-48, 52)

Birth
1930

Siegfried Kurz, composer

Birth
1930

SHO soccer team forms in Old Beijerland

Event
1931

"Papa" Dee Allen, Wilmington DE, percussionist (War-World is a Ghetto)

Birth
1931

1st air-conditioned ship (Mariposa) launched

Event
1932

US and Canada sign a treaty to develop St Lawrence Seaway

Event
1932

Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands sign Unity treaty

Event
1933

Aad Nuis, Dutch writer/undersecretary of Education (D66)

Birth
1933

Raymund Murray Schafer, Sarnia Ontario, Canada, composer (Patria)

Birth
1933

Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Zima Russia, poet (Bratsk Station)

Birth
1934

Edward Bond, English playwright/director (Blow-up)

Birth
1935

Tenley Albright, Boston Mass, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1952, 56)

Birth
1935

Amsterdam city council accept city growth plan through the year 2000

Event
1936

Spanish Civil War begins, Gen Fran‡isco Franco led uprising

Event
1938

Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright, executed at 35

Death
1938

Britt Leach, Gadsen Ala, actor (Mickey-Spencer's Pilots)

Birth
1938

Dudu Pukwana, [Mtutuzel], South African/British saxophonist/composer

Birth
1938

Paul Verhoeven, director (Basic Instinct, Total Recall)

Birth
1938

Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan arrives in Ireland-left NY for Calif

Event
1939

Brian Auger, London, fusion keyboardist (Befour, Genesis)

Birth
1939

Witold Maliszewski, composer, dies at 65

Death