On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1942

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 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Jochen Rindt, Austrian auto racer (posthumous World F1 title 1970), born in Mainz, Germany (d. 1970)
  • Steve Blass, American professional baseball player, born in Canaan, Connecticut

Famous Deaths

  • Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American sculptor & art patron (founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art NYC), dies at 67
1942 Highlights

About April 18, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries