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April 18:

Film releases

Television series


  • 1884 - Frank R. Paul (d. 1963), an illustrator of US science fiction pulp magazines
  • 1916 - Carl Burgos (d. 1984), an American comic book and advertising artist best known for creating the original Human Torch
  • 1963 - Hemendrakumar Roy (b. 1888), a Bengali writer known for detective, horror, and science-fiction work that formed a substantial portion of the early literature for children in Bengali
  • 1968 - David Hewlett, a British-born Canadian actor best known for his role as Dr. McKay on the science fiction television shows Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis
  • 1969 - Keith R. A. DeCandido, an American science fiction and fantasy writer
  • 1971 - Russell Payne, an English author of humour, science fiction and fantasy short stories and novels, weblogs, graphic novels, comics, and films
  • 1972 - Eli Roth, an American film director, producer, writer and actor known for making violent, low-budget horror films that are box office hits worldwide, and for bringing back the R-rating to horror films


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