What Happened on March 18, 1942

Historical Events

Sports History

2 black players, Jackie Robinson & Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out

  • Illegal Free Netherlands announces boycott of theaters

Historic Event

US President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9102, creating the War Relocation Authority, which was charged with overseeing the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (d. 1991)
1942 Highlights

About March 18, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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