On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1938

Historical Events

Oops, Wrong Way!

Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan arrives in Ireland after a 28 hours flight, supposedly left NY flying for California

Famous Birthdays

  • Britt Leach, American actor (Mickey-Spencer's Pilots), born in Gadsden, Alabama
  • Dudu Pukwana [Mtutuzel], South African saxophonist and composer, born in Walmer Township, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1990)
  • Ian Stewart, Scottish keyboardist, road manager, and co-founder of the Rolling Stones, born in Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland (d. 1985)
  • John Connelly, English footballer (20 English caps), born in St Helens, Lancashire (d. 2012)
  • Paul Verhoeven, Dutch film director (Basic Instinct, Total Recall), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Famous Weddings

John Bardeen

Physicist and Nobel laureate John Bardeen (30) weds Jane Maxwell

Famous Deaths

  • Fernando Canon, Filipino revolutionary general, poet, and the Philippines 1st National Chess Champion, dies at 77
  • Marie, last Queen of Romania as the wife of King Ferdinand I (1914-27), dies at 62
  • Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright, executed at 35
1938 Highlights

About July 18, 1938

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer