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Historical Events In 1918

Thursday, 30 June 2022

Oct 21   Margaret Owen sets world typing speed record of 170 wpm for 1 min on this day in history.  

Oct 21   On this day in history the Mount Royal Tunnel, Montreal, is opened for regular traffic by the Canadian Northern Railway.  

Oct 23   Actor Charlie Chaplin (29) weds Mildred Harris (17) on this day in history.  

Oct 23   In the year 1918 james Daly, Wisc, actor (Medical Center)  

Oct 24   In the year 1918 alexander Charles Lecocq, composer, dies at 86  

Oct 25   Canadian steamship "Princess Sophia" hit a reef off Alaska, 398 die on this day in history.  

Oct 25   In the year 1918 nearly 400 passengers drown when the Canadian steamship Princess Sophia founders off the Alaskan coast.  

Oct 26   On this day in history soldier revolt at Harskamp Veluwe  

Oct 27   Major William G. Barker Cdn. (Royal air Force) wins the Victoria Cross for service over France in the year 1918.  

Oct 27   On this day in history paul Dixon, Earling Iowa, Ohio talk show host (Paul Dixon Show)  

Oct 28   Czechoslovakia gains independence as Austria-Hungary breaks up in the year 1918.  

Oct 28   In the year 1918 harold Sheperdson, soccer trainer  

Oct 30   Robert Feller, MLB pitcher (Red Sox, led AL in strikeouts 7 times) on this day in history.  

Oct 30   In the year 1918 slovakia asks for creation of Czechoslovakian state  

Oct 31   Egon Schiele, Austria painter/graphic artist, dies at 28 in the year 1918.  

Oct 31   Spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in US in 1 week on this day in history.  

Nov 01   102 die in a NYC BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street Brooklyn on this day in history.  

Nov 01   On this day in history 97 die in NYC subway's worst accident  

Nov 01   Sgt. Hugh Cairns (46th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Valenciennes, Belgium on this day in history.  

Nov 03   In the year 1918 austro-Hungarian Empire disolves  

Nov 03   On this day in history austro-Hungarian Empire dissolves  

Nov 03   On this day in history bob Feller, pitcher (Cleve Indian, 3 no-hitters)  

Nov 03   In the year 1918 poland proclaims independence from Russia after WW I  

Nov 04   Art Carney, Mount Vernon NY, actor (Ed Norton-Honeymooners) on this day in history.  

Nov 04   In the year 1918 kiel in hands of revolutionary sailors  

Nov 04   In the year 1918 wilfred Owens, anti-war poet (Anthem for doomed youth), dies at 25  

Nov 06   In the year 1918 republic of Poland proclaimed  

Nov 06   Ronnie Brody, England, actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse, Ritz) on this day in history.  

Nov 07   In the year 1918 billy Graham, Charlotte NC, Baptist evangelist (Crusades)  

Nov 07   Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets on this day in history.  

Nov 07   The birth of Billy Graham, American evangelist in the year 1918.  

Nov 07   In the year 1918 united Press erroneously reports WW I armistice had been signed  

Nov 08   Hermann Zapf, German designer in the year 1918.  

Nov 08   Pro-German supreme commander general Cutters lay-offs on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1918

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   Willy den Ouden, Dutch swimmer, (WR 100m, 1:04.06) was born in the year 1918.  

Jan 01   Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000) was born in the year 1918.  

Jan 02   Willi Graf, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of maxene Andrews, Minn, singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy)  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of jean Dixon, psychic (Gift of Prophecy)  

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of buddy Weed, Ossining NY, pianist (Penthouse Party)  

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat)  

Jan 07   Alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1918

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Sijbe K Bakker, vicar/theologist (Christian-Socialism), dies at 42 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   On this day in history georg F L P Cantor, German mathematician: collection, dies at 72  

Jan 08   Michael Hertz, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Émile Reynaud, French scientist (b. 1844) died in the year 1918.  

Jan 24   On this day in history death of george Arthur Crump, Founder of the Pine Valley Golf Club in Clementon NJ (b. 1871)  

Jan 28   John McCrae, Canadian poet/physician, dies in the year 1918.  

Feb 02   John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59 in the year 1918.  

Feb 06   On this day in history gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55  

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