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
Born in 1938

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 Kirshon, Russian playwright (Ultimatum Factory), executed at 35
1938 Highlights

About July 18, 1938

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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