On This Day

What Happened on November 18, 1941

Historical Events

  • British troops open attack on Tobruk, North Africa
  • Jerome Chodorov/Joseph Fields' "Junior Miss" premieres in NYC

Historic Event

Mussolini's forces leave Abyssinia/Ethiopia

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini

Famous Birthdays

  • Conleth "Con" Cluskey, Irish pop vocalist (The Bachelors - "Diane"; "I Wouldn't Trade You For The World"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • David Hemmings, English actor (Blow-up, Barbarella) and co-founder of Hemdale Film Corporation, born in Guildford, England (d. 2003)
  • Peter Pocklington, Canadian NHL team owner (Edmonton Oiler), born in Regina, Saskatchewan

Famous Deaths

  • Chris Watson, third Prime Minister of Australia (Labour Party), dies at 74
  • Émile Nelligan, Quebec poet (b. 1879)
  • Walter H Nernst, German chemist (Nobel Prize 1920), dies at 77
  • Walther Hermann Nernst, Prussian physicist and chemist (Nobel 1920), dies at 77
1941 Highlights

About November 18, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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