On This Day

What Happened on October 18, 1942

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hitler orders captured allied commandos to be killed

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Famous Birthdays

  • Larry Pickering, Australian newspaper cartoonist
  • Willie Horton, baseball slugger (Detroit Tigers)

Famous Deaths

  • Mikhail Nesterov, Russian painter (b. 1862)
1942 Highlights

About October 18, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra