On This Day

What Happened on October 18, 1943

Historical Events

  • US bombing of Bougainville, Solomon Island

Famous Birthdays

  • Birthe Rønn Hornbech, Danish politician
  • Elena Ferrante, pseudonymous Italian novelist (Neapolitan Novels), born in Naples, Italy (claimed)
  • Russ Giguere, American pop-rock guitarist and singer (The Association -"Windy"; "Cherish"), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Famous Deaths

  • A. M. de Jong, Dutch writer (World Tour of Bulletje & Bonestaak), dies at 55
  • Benedictus H Dancer, botanist, dies at 52
  • Benedictus H. Danser, Dutch taxonomist and botanist, dies at 52
1943 Highlights

About October 18, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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