On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1939

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Franz von Papen becomes German ambassador in Turkey

Diplomat and Chancellor Franz von Papen
Diplomat and Chancellor
Franz von Papen
  • Hubert Pierlot forms Belgian government

Famous Birthdays

  • Glen Hardin, American rock n roll and country piano player, and arranger (Crickets), born in Wellington, Texas
  • Thomas J. Moyer, American judge and Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court (1987-2010), born in Sandusky, Ohio (d. 2010)
  • Von McDaniel, American baseball player, born in Hollis, Oklahoma (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Theo Mann, Dutch actress (Pink Bernd, Hedda Gabler), dies at 88
1939 Highlights

About April 18, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries