On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1941

Historical Events

  • Italian army in Ethiopia under general Aosta surrenders to Britain

Famous Birthdays

  • Diane McBain, American actress (Surfside Six, Spinout, Donner Pass), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Lobby Loyde [John Lyde], Australian rock guitarist and songwriter (The Purple Heart; Wild Cherries; Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs), born in Longreach, Queensland (d. 2007)
  • Malcolm Longair, British physicist (Jacksonian chair at Cavendish Laboratory), born in Dundee, Scotland
  • Miriam Margolyes, British-Australian character actress (Babe; Romeo and Juliet), born in Oxford, England
1941 Highlights

About May 18, 1941

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus