On This Day

What Happened on June 18, 1924

Historical Events


BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XI's encyclical Maximam gravissimamque

259th Pope Pius XI
259th Pope
Pius XI

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestGeorge Mikan

George Mikan, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (NBA All Star 1951-54; NBL MVP 1948; Minneapolis Lakers), born in Joliet, Illinois (d. 2005)

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan
  • Liesbeth den Uyl-van Vessem, Dutch feminist and wife of Prime Minister Joop den Uyl, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1990)
1924 Highlights

About June 18, 1924

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini