What Happened on September 18, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • British submarine Tradewind torpedoes Junyo Maru: 5,600 killed, including 1,377 allied PoWs and 4,200 Javanese slave labourers.
  • Eindhoven free (Lightly Day)
  • US 266th division occupiers Brest Bretagne

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Lacy Veach, astronaut (STS 39, STS 52), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Michael Franks, rocker
  • RocĂ­o Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

  • Anthony Stefanich, British boxer/captain, killed in Arnhem
  • Hendrikus Colijn, Dutch premier (1933-39), dies at 75
  • Hubert Ahaus, chaplin (Godsrijk), dies at 67
  • Peter Waddy, British major 1st Para Brigade, dies in battle in Arnhem
  • Robert Cole, US lt-colonel, dies in battle at Best