On This Day

What Happened on March 18, 1942

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Illegal Free Netherlands announces boycott of theaters

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Famous Birthdays

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

About March 18, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces