On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1943

Historical Events

Historic Event

Final convoy of Jews from Salonika, Greece, arrives at Auschwitz

Sports History

Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell wins his 253rd and final game as NY beats Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-2 at the Polo Grounds, NYC

  • 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
1943 Highlights

About August 18, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Leo