On This Day

What Happened on June 18, 1928

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

American aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the 1st woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean landing at Burry Port, Wales

Famous Birthdays

  • David T. Lykken, American scientist
  • Marguerite "Maggie" McNamara, American actress (3 Coins in a Fountain, Cardinal), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • Michael Blakemore, British theater director (Country Life)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestRoald Amundsen

Roald Amundsen, Norwegian polar explorer who led the 1st expedition to the South Pole, dies in a plane crash while flying on a rescue mission in the Arctic at 55

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen