On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 7:45 Operation Goodwood: British assault east of Caen
  • Allies air raid railways at Vaires, Paris
  • Arne Andersson runs world record 1 mile (4:01.6)
  • British air raid on German convoy SW of Heligoland
  • British troops occupy Bourquebus hill range, Normandy
  • Polish troops under General Anders occupy Ancona Italy
  • RAF Mosquitos attack Cologne and Berlin
  • US troop march into St Lo

Famous Birthdays

  • David Hemery, English 400m-hurdler (Olympic gold 1968), born in Cirencester, England
  • Jonelle Allen, American actress (Bessie-Palmerstown USA, Berringers), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • George A Hartland, English MP (Norwich 1931-35), dies at 60
  • Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet (Centaurs' Booty), dies at 74