What Happened on April 18, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Stars & Stripes" paper for US armed forces starts

Event of interestEvent of Interest

James Doolittle bombs Tokyo & other Japanese cities

Aviation Pioneer Jimmy Doolittle
Aviation Pioneer
Jimmy Doolittle
  • Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick K J Tommel, chemist/(D66) Dutch Asst Sec of State (1994- )
  • Jochen Rindt, Austrian auto racer (posthumous World F1 title 1970), born in Mainz, Germany (d. 1970)
  • Steve Blass, American professional baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American socialite (b. 1875)