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Historical Events In 1918

Sunday, 24 January 2021

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

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

Oct 23   On this day in history actor Charlie Chaplin (29) weds Mildred Harris (17)  

Oct 23   On this day in history james Daly, Wisc, actor (Medical Center)  

Oct 24   On this day in history alexander Charles Lecocq, composer, dies at 86  

Oct 25   In the year 1918 canadian steamship "Princess Sophia" hit a reef off Alaska, 398 die  

Oct 25   On this day in history nearly 400 passengers drown when the Canadian steamship Princess Sophia founders off the Alaskan coast.  

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 28   In the year 1918 harold Sheperdson, soccer trainer  

Oct 30   In the year 1918 robert Feller, MLB pitcher (Red Sox, led AL in strikeouts 7 times)  

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

Oct 31   On this day in history egon Schiele, Austria painter/graphic artist, dies at 28  

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

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

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

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

Nov 03   Austro-Hungarian Empire disolves on this day in history.  

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   Poland proclaims independence from Russia after WW I in the year 1918.  

Nov 04   In the year 1918 art Carney, Mount Vernon NY, actor (Ed Norton-Honeymooners)  

Nov 04   On this day in history kiel in hands of revolutionary sailors  

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

Nov 06   In the year 1918 republic of Poland proclaimed  

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

Nov 07   On this day in history billy Graham, Charlotte NC, Baptist evangelist (Crusades)  

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 in the year 1918.  

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

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   Willi Graf, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943) was born in the year 1918.  

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

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

Jan 06   Buddy Weed, Ossining NY, pianist (Penthouse Party) was born in the year 1918.  

Jan 06   Caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat) was born in the year 1918.  

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

Jan 09   On this day in history death of Émile Reynaud, French scientist (b. 1844)  

Jan 24   George Arthur Crump, Founder of the Pine Valley Golf Club in Clementon NJ (b. 1871) died on this day in history.  

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

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