Daily Calendar for Tuesday, April 18, 2023 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Tuesday, April 18, 2023


  • Edouard Albert Roche (astronomer) –
  • Albert Einstein (physicist) –
  • Thor Heyerdahl (Norwegian adventurer and author) –
  • Dick Clark (entertainer) –


  • James Woods (actor) –
  • Eric Roberts (actor) –
  • Conan O'Brien (talk show host) –
  • Melissa Joan Hart (actress) –
  • Miguel Cabrera (baseball player) –
  • America Ferrera (actress) –


  • San Francisco earthquake–
  • Beatification ceremony for Joan of Arc held in Rome, Italy–
  • Old Yankee stadium opened in N.Y.C.–
  • First U.S. public laundromat opened, Fort Worth, Texas–
  • League of Nations dissolved–
  • Actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco in a civil ceremony–
  • Lighted fishing pole patented–
  • The longest professional baseball game started on this night. The 33-inning game spanned 3 days, beginning on April 18, extending into April 19, and ending on June 23. The Pawtucket (Rhode Island) Red Sox beat the Rochester (New York) Red Wings 3-2. Cal Ripken was playing 3rd base for the Red Wings–
  • Beauty and the Beast was the first Disney animated film to become a Broadway musical. It opened on this day at New York’s Palace Theater–
  • Cardinals gathered in Rome to select Pope John Paul II’s successor–
  • Catherine Ndereba, of Kenya, won the 109th Boston Marathon for an unprecedented fourth time in the women’s division–
  • Aaron Caissie set a world record by balancing 17 spoons on his face–


  • The temperature soared to 90 degrees F in New York City–
  • Logan Airport in Boston reported a temperature of 2 degrees F–
  • The Red River in the Fargo-Moorhead region of North Dakota rose more than 20 feet above flood stage.–
  • The temperature reached 104 degrees Fahrenheit in Del Rio, Texas–

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