On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Ed Garvey, American labor leader (NFL Players Association), born in Burlington, Wisconsin (d. 2017)
  • Ira von FFürstenberg, European socialite and actress (I Killed Rasputin), born in Rome, Italy
  • Joseph L. Goldstein, American biochemist and physician (Nobel-1985), born in Kingstree, South Carolina
  • Mike Vickers, British rock guitarist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn), born in Southampton, Hampshire
  • Skip Stephenson, American comedian (Real People), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1992)

Famous Deaths

  • Florrie Forde, Australian singer, dies at 64
  • Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher, English historian & politician, dies after being hit by a car during London blackout at 75
1940 Highlights

About April 18, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries