On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1909

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrei Gromyko, Soviet politician (President of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), born in Staryya Hramyki, Mogilev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1989) [OS 7/5]
  • Harriet Nelson [Peggy Lou Snyder], American singer and actress (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Follow the Fleet), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1994)
  • Lupe Vélez [María Guadalupe Villalobos Vélez], Mexican-American actress (Joe Palooka), born in San Luis Potosí, Mexico (d. 1944)
  • Mohammed Daoud Khan, 1st President of Afghanistan (1973-78) and Prime Minister of Afghanistan (1953-63), born in Kabul, Afghanistan (d. 1978)