On This Day

What Happened on June 18, 1928

Historical Events

Historic Event

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 behavioral geneticist, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2006)
  • 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

Roald 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

1928 Highlights

About June 18, 1928

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini