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In the year 1918

625 Notable birthdays

Nicolae Ceaușescu

Romanian communist leader from 1965 to 1989.

Born January 26th, 1918 in Scornicești. [ref]

Died December 25th, 1989 at 71 years old in Târgoviște (ballistic trauma). [ref]

Ella Fitzgerald

American jazz singer (1917–1996).

Born April 25th, 1918 in Newport News. [ref]

Died August 15th, 1996 at 78 years old in Beverly Hills (stroke). [ref]

Richard Winters

United states army officer.

Born January 21st, 1918 in Lancaster.

Died January 2nd, 2011 at 92 years old in Hershey. [ref]

Gamal Abdel Nasser

2nd president of egypt from 1956 to 1970.

Born January 15th, 1918 in Alexandria.

Died September 28th, 1970 at 52 years old in Cairo (myocardial infarction).

Ingmar Bergman

Swedish filmmaker.

Born July 14th, 1918 in Uppsala. [ref]

Died July 30th, 2007 at 89 years old in Fårö. [ref]

Leonard Bernstein

American conductor and composer (1918–1990).

Born August 25th, 1918 in Lawrence. [ref]

Died October 14th, 1990 at 72 years old in New York City (pneumonia). [ref]

Sam Walton

American businessman.

Born March 29th, 1918 in Kingfisher.

Died April 5th, 1992 at 74 years old in Little Rock (multiple myeloma).

Ted Williams

American hall of fame baseball player & fighter pilot; last baseball player to bat .400 in a season.

Born August 30th, 1918 in San Diego.

Died July 5th, 2002 at 83 years old in Inverness (cardiac arrest).

Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

Sheikh of abu dhabi (1918-2004).

Born May 6th, 1918 in Abu Dhabi.

Died November 2nd, 2004 at 86 years old in Abu Dhabi. [ref]

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Russian writer and historian (1918–2008).

Born December 11th, 1918 in Kislovodsk. [ref]

Died August 3rd, 2008 at 89 years old in Moscow (heart failure). [ref]

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