What Happened on August 18, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Britain - 'The hardest day" Luftwaffe lose 69 aircraft, the RAF 68 in largest ever air battle

Famous Birthdays

  • Joan Joyce, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1983), born in Waterbury, Connecticut

Famous Deaths


Person of interestWalter Chrysler

Walter Chrysler, American founder of car company Chrysler, dies at 65

Founder of Chrysler Walter Chrysler
Founder of Chrysler
Walter Chrysler