On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 1937

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Johnson, American 3-time Emmy Award-winning choreographer (Springtime for Hitler, West Side Story), born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • Jeff Farrell, American swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1960)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actress Mary Astor (30) weds film editor Manuel del Campo (23) in Yuma, Arizona

Actress Mary Astor
Mary Astor

Famous Deaths

  • Sergo Ordzhonikidze, Georgian Bolshevik and Soviet politician, dies at 50
1937 Highlights

About February 18, 1937

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius