July 18, 1942: Lana Turner elopes to Las Vegas with Stephen Crane in a marriage performed by the same judge who did her marriage to Artie Shaw in 1940. Turner is 22 and Crane is 27. It is the second marriage for both of them.
The NAACP’s annual convention, meeting in Los Angeles, condemns the police beating of tenor Roland Hayes in Rome, Ga.
Hayes’ wife had taken their daughter to buy shoes and objected when the clerk asked them to sit in the back of the store. The clerk called police, The Times said.