On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 1932

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Japan declares Manchuria independent
  • Japan proclaims and names Manchukuo state in north east China
  • Sonja Henie wins her 6th straight World Women's figure skating title

Famous Birthdays

  • Duane Michals, American photographer (Sequences, The journey of the spirit after death), born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania
  • Miloš Forman, Czech-American award-winning director (One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Amadeus, The Firemen's Ball), born in Čáslav, Czechoslovakia (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick Augustus III, King of Saxony (1904-18), dies at 66
  • Frederik Augustus III, King of Saxon (1904-18), dies at 66