On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 15-year-old Joe Nuxhall signs a contract to play baseball with the Cincinnati Reds just one day after playing in a high school basketball game; debuts later that year
  • Maastricht resistance fighter JAJ Janssen arrested

Famous Birthdays

  • Pat Bowlen, American Pro Football Hall of Fame team owner (Denver Broncos), born in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin (d. 2019)