On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1942

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)
1942 Highlights

About July 18, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer