On This Day

What Happened on November 18, 1939

Historical Events

  • Dutch KNSM passenger ship Simón Bolívar hits German mine, 86 die
  • The Irish Republican Army explodes three bombs in Piccadilly Circus

Famous Birthdays

  • Brenda Vaccaro, American actress (Cactus Flower, Sara, Paper Dolls), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • John Cheek, Falkland Islands advocate

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood, Canadian author/poet, born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • Tom Johnson, American composer (Nine Bells), born in Greeley, Colorado
1939 Highlights

About November 18, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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