On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1942

Historical Events

  • Carlson's Raiders land on Makin, Gilbert islands, kill 350 Japanese

Famous Birthdays

  • Tommy Carroll, Irish soccer defender (17 caps, Republic of Ireland; Ipswich Town), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Erwin Schulhoff, Czech-Russian composer and pianist (Ogelala), dies of tuberculosis at 48 in a German concentration camp in Wülzburg, Bavaria
1942 Highlights

About August 18, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo