On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1944

Historical Events

  • Expulsion of more than 200,000 Tartars from Crimea by Soviet Union begins, they are accused of collaborating with the Germans
  • Polish 2nd Army corps captures convent of Monte Cassino, Italy

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Hammond, British singer-songwriter ("It Never Rains In Southern California"), born in London, England
  • Peter Ryan, British national director (Police Training)
  • W. G. Sebald, German-born writer (Austerlitz), born in Wertach, Germany (d. 2001)
1944 Highlights

About May 18, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus