On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Carl Hubbell wins his 253rd & final game, all with Giants
  • Final convoy of Jews from Salonika, Greece, arrives at Auschwitz
  • Otto Skorzeny's Heinkel-111 shot down at Sardinia

Famous Birthdays

  • Gianni Rivera, Italian footballer and politician, born in Alessandria, Italy
  • Martin Mull, American actor and comedian (Bad Manners, Flick, Serial), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Ali-Agha Shikhlinski, Russian-Azerbaijani general, dies at 78
  • Hans Jeschonnek, German air force general/chief-staff, commits suicide