On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 1943

Historical Events

  • 1st edition of Dutch resistance newspaper "Trouw"
  • A syndicate headed by New York lumberman William D Cox buys MLB's Philadelphia Phillies for $850,000; 33 year-old Cox is youngest owner in baseball
  • German Propaganda Minister Josef Goebbells demands "total war" from German citizens in speech at Berlin Sportpalast
  • Munich resistance group "White Rose" captured by Nazis

Famous Birthdays

  • Graeme Garden, Scottish writer (The Goodies), born in Aberdeen, Scotland

Famous Weddings

Augusto Pinochet

Chilean army officer, and future dictator, Augusto Pinochet (27) marries LucĂ­a Hiriart (20)

Famous Deaths

  • Henri Polak, Dutch union leader/politician (soc-dem), dies at 74
1943 Highlights

About February 18, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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