What Happened on August 18, 1940

Historical Events

  • Battle of Britain: The air battle known as "The Hardest Day" occurs; Luftwaffe lose approximately 69 aircraft and the RAF lose 68 in one of the largest ever air battles

Famous Birthdays

  • Joan Joyce, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1983), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
Born in 1940

Famous Deaths

Walter ChryslerWalter Chrysler (1875-1940)

American automotive pioneer (Chrysler Corporation) and thoroughbred breeder, dies at 65

1940 Highlights

About August 18, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo