On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1939

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary S. Paxton [Larry Wayne Stevens], American musician and songwriter (Monster Mash; Alley Oop), born in Coffeyville, Kansas (d. 2016)
  • Giovanni Falcone, Italian magistrate, born in La Kalsa, Palermo, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1992)
  • Gordon O'Connor, Canadian politician, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Neil McCarthy, American college basketball coach (Weber State Uni 1974-85, New Mexico State Uni 1985-97), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2021)
  • Patrick Cormack, British politician (C), born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire
1939 Highlights

About May 18, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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