On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1938

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Historic DiscoveryOops, Wrong Way!

Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan arrives in Ireland after a 28 hours flight, supposedly left NY flying for California
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Douglas
Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan with his "Sunshine", at Baldonnel Aerodrome, Ireland

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


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen

Famous Deaths

  • 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