What Happened on November 18, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Neth KNSM passenger ship Simon Bolivar hits German mine, 86 die
  • The Irish Republican Army explodes three bombs in Piccadilly Circus

Famous Birthdays

  • Brenda Vaccaro, American actress (Cactus Flower, Sara, Paper Dolls), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • John Cheek, Falkland Islands advocate

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Margaret Atwood, Canadian author/poet, born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • Tom Johnson, American composer (Nine Bells), born in Greeley, Colorado