What Happened on April 18, 1942

Historical Events

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

Event of Interest

James Doolittle bombs Tokyo & other Japanese cities

  • Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 3-1 for a 4-3 series win; Toronto recovers after losing first 3 games
1942 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jochen Rindt, Austrian auto racer (posthumous World F1 title 1970), born in Mainz, Germany (d. 1970)
  • Richard Angas, British operatic bass singer (English National Opera, 1980-2000), born in Esher, England (d. 2013)
  • Seymour Stein [Steinbigle], American music label executive (Sire Records- signed Madonna, Ramones, Talking Heads), and co-founder of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2023) [1]
  • Steve Blass, American professional baseball player, born in Canaan, Connecticut
Born in 1942

Famous Deaths

  • Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American sculptor & art patron (founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art NYC), dies at 67

About April 18, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries