What Happened on June 18, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Bernard W Robinson, becomes 1st black ensign in US Navy
  • Eric Nessler of France stays aloft in a glider for 38h21m

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Radle, American bass guitarist (d. 1980)
  • Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Paul McCartney, English musician and member of The Beatles, born in Liverpool, England

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • Roger Ebert, film critic (Pulitzer Prize 1975), born in Urbana Illnois (d. 2013)
  • Thabo M Mbeki, South African economist/1st vice-president (1994- )
  • Thabo Mbeki, Idutywa, Transkei, South Africa, former President of South Africa

Famous Deaths

  • Adolf Opalka, Czech resistance fighter, shot down
  • Arthur Pryor, American band composer and trombone player, dies at 71
  • John Kubris, Czech resistance fighter, killed Heydrich, dies at 28