On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 1931

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob St. Clair "The Geek", American football player, born in San Francisco, California
  • Dieter Schonbach, composer
  • Johnny Hart, American cartoonist (B.C., Wizard of Id), born in Endicott, New York (d. 2007)
  • Maxwell Thurman, American General
  • Swraj Paul, Indian/British industrial/multi-millionaire (Caparo)

Person of interestToni Morrison

Toni Morrison [Chloe Anthony Wofford], American writer (Tar Baby, Beloved, Song of Solomon), first African American woman to win a Nobel Prize (2010), born in Lorain, Ohio (d. 2019)


Famous Deaths

  • Milan Ć ufflay, Croatian historian and politician, dies at 51
1931 Highlights

About February 18, 1931

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius