On This Day

What Happened on September 18, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • British submarine Tradewind torpedoes Junyo Maru: 5,600 killed, including 1,377 allied POWs and 4,200 Javanese slave labourers.
  • Eindhoven free (Lightly Day)
  • US 266th division occupiers Brest Bretagne

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Lacy Veach, American astronaut (STS 39, STS 52), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • Michael Franks, American jazz singer and songwriter, born in La Jolla, California
  • RocĂ­o Jurado, Spanish singer and actress, born in Chipiona, Spain (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

  • Anthony Stefanich, British boxer and Army captain, killed in Arnhem at 27
  • Hendrikus Colijn, Dutch premier (1933-39), dies at 75
  • Robert Cole, US lt-colonel, dies in battle at Best