On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1939

Historical Events

  • Franz von Papen becomes German ambassador in Turkey
  • Hubert Pierlot forms Belgian government

Famous Birthdays

  • Glen Hardin, American rock n roll and country musician (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? 81 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries