This Day in Oscar History: April 18 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Ceremonies

Born

1882: Leopold Stokowski (95 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary

1893: Jo Swerling (71 at death)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Screenplay

1897: Ralph Dawson (65 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Editing
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1902: Harry Owens (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1906: Elizabeth Haffenden (70 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Costume Design (Color)
     Oscar Nominee: Costume Design (Color)

1907: Miklos Rozsa (88 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {17 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Drama/Comedy Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song, Original Score, Drama Score, Drama/Comedy Score

1911: Alfred Hayes (74 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay, Motion Picture Story

1924: Ghislain Cloquet (57 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Cinematography
     Oscar Nominee: Cinematography

1927: Stephen Grimes (61 at death)

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1931: William Miles (82 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature

1946: Hayley Milles (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary

1947: James Woods (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actor, Supporting Actor

1956: Eric Roberts (63) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor

1962: Andy Koyama (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1963: Juanjo Giménez (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Live Action Short

Died

1958: Edward H. Plumb (50) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Drama/Comedy Score, Musical Score

1959: Irving Cummings (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1964: Ben Hecht (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {6 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Story
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Adaptation, Original Story, Screenplay

1974: Betty Compson (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1984: John Lee Mahin (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay, Screenplay

1990: Robert Webb (87)

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Assistant Directing
     Oscar Nominee: Assistant Directing

1990: Frédéric Rossif (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature

1998: William Edmondson (91)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

2002: Thor Heyerdahl (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature

Released

1946: The Blue Dahlia (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1946 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

1953: Titanic (66) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win @ 1953 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Story and Screenplay
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay, Art Direction/Production Design (Black-and-White)

1971: Summer of ’42 (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 1 Win @ 1971 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Original Dramatic Score
     Oscar Nominee: Original Story and Screenplay, Original Dramatic Score, Editing, Cinematography

1986: Legend (33) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1986 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Makeup

Oscar Ceremonies

1966: 38th Annual Academy Awards

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1965}

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