On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st legal New Jersey horse race in 50 years; Garden State Park track opens
  • Test flight of German Messerschmitt Me-262 using only its jet engines for the first time

Famous Birthdays

  • Adolf Ogi, President of Switzerland (2000), born in Kandersteg, Switzerland
  • Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer, born in Treviglio, Italy (d. 2006)
  • Prince Alexandre of Belgium, Prince of the Belgians and son of Leopold III, born in Stuyvenberg Castle, Laeken, Brussels, Belgium (d. 2009)