On This Day

What Happened on October 18, 1940

Historical Events

  • Kaufman & Harts "George Washington Slept Here" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Cynthia Weil, American songwriter ("We Got Get Out Of This Place"; "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"), born in NYC, New York
  • H.B. "Toby" Halicki, American filmmaker, stunt driver, and actor (Gone In 60 Seconds), born in Dunkirk, New York (d. 1989)

Famous Deaths

  • Suze Groeneweg, 1st woman in Dutch 2nd Chamber (1918-37), dies at 65
1940 Highlights

About October 18, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra