What Happened on October 18, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Harts musical "Too Many Girls" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Flavio Cotti, member of the Swiss Federal Council

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Lee Harvey Oswald, American assassin of JFK, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1963)

Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald
Ex-soldier, drifter
Lee Harvey Oswald

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mike Ditka, NFL coach and tight-end (Bears, Cowboys, NFL rookie year 1961), born in Carnegie, Pennsylvania

NFL Head Coach Mike Ditka
NFL Head Coach
Mike Ditka