On This Day

What Happened on October 18, 1944

Historical Events

Meeting of Interest

Allied generals Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar Bradley and Bernard Montgomery confer in Brussels, Belgium

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
US WWII General Omar Bradley
US WWII General
Omar Bradley
British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery
  • Soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia during WW II

Famous Birthdays

  • Katherine Kurtz, UK, sci-fi author (Deryni Rising, Saint Camber)

Famous Deaths

  • Orville "Hoppy" Jones, American bass singer and cellist (The Ink Spots - "If I Didn't Care"), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 39
  • Viktor Ullmann, Austrian pianist, conductor, and composer (Der Kaiser von Atlantis), murdered in gas chamber at Auschwitz at 46
1944 Highlights

About October 18, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 77 years and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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