On This Day

June 18, 1942 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Bernard W Robinson, becomes 1st African American ensign in US Navy
  • Eric Nessler of France stays aloft in a glider for 38h21m

Birthdays in History

  • Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa (1999-2008), 1st vice-president (1994-99) and economist, born in Mbewuleni, Eastern Cape

Deaths in History

  • Adolf Opalka, Czech resistance fighter, shot down
  • John Kubris, Czech resistance fighter, killed Heydrich, dies at 28