What Happened on June 18, 1928

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

American aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the 1st woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean landing at Burry Port, Wales

Aviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart
Aviation Pioneer
Amelia Earhart

Famous Birthdays

  • David T. Lykken, American scientist
  • Maggie McNamara, actress (3 Coins in a Fountain, Cardinal), born in NYC, New York
  • Michael Blakemore, British theater director (Country Life)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Roald Amundsen, Norwegian polar explorer who led the 1st expedition to the South Pole, dies in a plane crash while flying on a rescue mission in the Arctic at 55

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen