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Historical Events In 1918

Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Oct 21   Margaret Owen sets world typing speed record of 170 wpm for 1 min in the year 1918.  

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

Oct 23   In the year 1918 actor Charlie Chaplin (29) weds Mildred Harris (17)  

Oct 23   James Daly, Wisc, actor (Medical Center) on this day in history.  

Oct 24   Alexander Charles Lecocq, composer, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

Oct 25   Canadian steamship "Princess Sophia" hit a reef off Alaska, 398 die in the year 1918.  

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

Oct 26   In the year 1918 soldier revolt at Harskamp Veluwe  

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

Oct 27   In the year 1918 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   On this day in history 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   Slovakia asks for creation of Czechoslovakian state on this day in history.  

Oct 31   Egon Schiele, Austria painter/graphic artist, dies at 28 on this day in history.  

Oct 31   On this day in history spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in US in 1 week  

Nov 01   102 die in a NYC BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street Brooklyn in the year 1918.  

Nov 01   In the year 1918 97 die in NYC subway's worst accident  

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

Nov 03   In the year 1918 austro-Hungarian Empire disolves  

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

Nov 03   In the year 1918 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) in the year 1918.  

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

Nov 04   Wilfred Owens, anti-war poet (Anthem for doomed youth), dies at 25 on this day in history.  

Nov 06   Republic of Poland proclaimed in the year 1918.  

Nov 06   In the year 1918 ronnie Brody, England, actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse, Ritz)  

Nov 07   Billy Graham, Charlotte NC, Baptist evangelist (Crusades) in the year 1918.  

Nov 07   On this day in history goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets  

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

Nov 07   United Press erroneously reports WW I armistice had been signed on this day in history.  

Nov 08   Hermann Zapf, German designer on this day in history.  

Nov 08   Pro-German supreme commander general Cutters lay-offs in the year 1918.  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 01   Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   In the year 1918 birth of willi Graf, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943)  

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

Jan 05   Jean Dixon, psychic (Gift of Prophecy) was born in the year 1918.  

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 in the year 1918.  

Jan 06   Georg F L P Cantor, German mathematician: collection, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   On this day in history michael Hertz, composer, dies at 73  

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

Jan 24   In the year 1918 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 on this day in history.  

Feb 02   In the year 1918 john L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59  

Feb 06   Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55 in the year 1918.  

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