What happened this day in history April 18, 1942

What are the important events that happened on April 18, 1942? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 18, 1942: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 18, 1942 is the 108th day of the year 1942 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 257 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 5, 1942 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaoctagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $263.83. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Horse is the mythical animal and Water is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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April 18, 1942 Historical Events

  • 1942
    Pierre Laval becomes Prime Minister of Vichy France.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Doolittle Raid on Japan. Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Nagoya are bombed.

Who were born on April 18, 1942?

  • 1942
    Jochen Rindt, German-Austrian racer and F1 (posthumous) world champion (d. 1970)
  • 1942
    Robert Christgau, American music critic
  • 1942
    Steve Blass, American professional baseball player

Who died on April 18, 1942?

  • 1942
    Aleksander Mitt, Estonian speed skater (b. 1903)
  • 1942
    Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American socialite (b. 1875)

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