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Historical Events In 1918

Monday, 19 April 2021

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

Oct 21   In the year 1918 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   On this day in history james Daly, Wisc, actor (Medical Center)  

Oct 24   Alexander Charles Lecocq, composer, dies at 86 in the year 1918.  

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   On this day in history 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   Paul Dixon, Earling Iowa, Ohio talk show host (Paul Dixon Show) on this day in history.  

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) in the year 1918.  

Oct 30   Slovakia asks for creation of Czechoslovakian state in the year 1918.  

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

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   97 die in NYC subway's worst accident on this day in history.  

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   Austro-Hungarian Empire dissolves in the year 1918.  

Nov 03   Bob Feller, pitcher (Cleve Indian, 3 no-hitters) on this day in history.  

Nov 03   On this day in history 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   On this day in history wilfred Owens, anti-war poet (Anthem for doomed youth), dies at 25  

Nov 06   Republic of Poland proclaimed in the year 1918.  

Nov 06   Ronnie Brody, England, actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse, Ritz) in the year 1918.  

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

Nov 07   In the year 1918 goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets  

Nov 07   The birth of Billy Graham, American evangelist on this day in history.  

Nov 07   United Press erroneously reports WW I armistice had been signed in the year 1918.  

Nov 08   On this day in history hermann Zapf, German designer  

Nov 08   In the year 1918 pro-German supreme commander general Cutters lay-offs  

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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   On this day in history birth of patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)  

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

Jan 03   Maxene Andrews, Minn, singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy) was born in the year 1918.  

Jan 05   In the year 1918 birth of jean Dixon, psychic (Gift of Prophecy)  

Jan 06   In the year 1918 birth of buddy Weed, Ossining NY, pianist (Penthouse Party)  

Jan 06   Caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 07   In the year 1918 birth of alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party)  

Famous Deaths In 1918

Famous People Died In This Year In History

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

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

Jan 08   In the year 1918 michael Hertz, composer, dies at 73  

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

Jan 24   George Arthur Crump, Founder of the Pine Valley Golf Club in Clementon NJ (b. 1871) died in the year 1918.  

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

Feb 02   On this day in history john L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59  

Feb 06   Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

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