What Happened in 1918

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 316

  • Jan 1 Last day of the Julian calendar in Finland
  • Jan 1 4th Rose Bowl: Mare Island - USMC beats Camp Lewis - US Army 19-7
  • Jan 2 Dodgers trade Casey Stengel & Cutshaw to Pitts for Grimes & Mamaux
  • Jan 2 NHL Montreal Wanderers disband after Westmount arena burns down
  • Jan 3 US Employment Service opens as a unit of the Department of Labor
  • Jan 5 British premier Lloyd George demand for unified peace
  • Jan 8 Mississippi becomes 1st state to ratify 18th amendment (prohibition of alcohol) of the US Constitution
  • Jan 8 US President Wilson outlines his Fourteen Points for peace after the Great War

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Jan 12 Montreal Canadien Joe Malone scores 5 goals beating Ottawa 9-4

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone
  • Jan 12 Finland's "Mosaic Confessors" law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens.
  • Jan 14 Finland & USSR adopt New Style (Gregorian) calendar
  • Jan 16 Austria and Germany are disrupted by strikes as people express impatience with leaders continuing the war
  • Jan 19 Soviets disallow a Constitution Assembly
  • Jan 19 Finnish Civil War: The first serious battles between the Red Guards and the White Guard.
  • Jan 22 Ukraine proclaimed a free republic (German puppet)
  • Jan 25 Russia declared a republic of Soviets

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Jan 26 Herbert Hoover, US Food Administrator, calls for "wheatless" & "meatless" days for war effort

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Jan 27 "Tarzan of the Apes", 1st Tarzan film, premieres at Broadway Theater
  • Jan 27 The first hostilities occurred in the Finnish Civil War.
  • Jan 28 Strike on Berlin ammunition factory
  • Jan 28 Finnish Civil War: Rebels seized control of the capital, Helsinki, and members of the Senate of Finland go underground.
  • Jan 29 Ukrainian-Soviet War: Battle of Kruty
  • Jan 31 A series of accidental collisions on a misty Scottish night leads to the loss of two Royal Navy submarines with over a hundred lives, and damage to another five British warships.
  • Feb 1 Franz Lehar's opera "Wo die Lerche singt" premieres in Budapest
  • Feb 1 Kern, Bolton & Wodehouse's musical premieres in NYC
  • Feb 1 Russia adopts Gregorian calender (becomes Feb 14)
  • Feb 3 Twin Peaks Tunnel longest (11,920 feet) streetcar tunnel begins service
  • Feb 5 1st US pilot to down an enemy airplane, Stephen W Thompson
  • Feb 5 Separation of church & state begins in USSR
  • Feb 6 Britain grants women (30 & over) vote
  • Feb 8 "Stars & Stripes,", weekly US armed forces newspaper, 1st published
  • Feb 9 US Army chaplain school organizes at Ft Monroe, Va
  • Feb 9 Sacha Guitry's "Deburan" premieres in Paris

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Feb 10 Trotsky declares that Russia is leaving the war

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • Feb 10 In Finland, General Carl G. Von Mannerheim gathers an army known as the 'White Guard' to mount a counter revolution against the Bolshevik 'Red Guard'
  • Feb 11 US President Wilson makes another speech before Congress and announces 'the Four Principles' - freedom of navigation, and end to secret diplomacy, and similar items - that supplement his Fourteen Points
  • Feb 14 H Atteridge & S Rombergs musical "Sinbad," premieres in NYC
  • Feb 14 USSR adopts New Style (Gregorian) calendar (originally Feb 1)
  • Feb 15 US army troop ship torpedoed & sunk by Germany off Ireland
  • Feb 15 Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania adopt Gregorian calendar
  • Feb 16 Lithuania declares independence from Russia & Germany (National Day)
  • Feb 18 Germany renews its offensive against the Russians, making dramatic gains against disorganized and dispirited Russian troops
  • Feb 21 Australians chase Turkish troop out of Jericho, Dutch Palestine
  • Feb 21 The last Carolina parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo.
  • Feb 22 Germany claims Baltic states, Finland & Ukraine from Russia
  • Feb 23 First victory of Red Army over the Kaiser's German troops near Narva and Pskov. Since 1923 this date become the Day of Red Army in honour of this victory.
  • Feb 24 Estonia declares independence from Russia
  • Feb 26 Stands at Hong Kong Jockey Club collapse & burn, killing 604
  • Mar 2 NY Yankees purchase 1st baseman George Burns from Detroit Tigers & immediately trades him to Philadelphia A's
  • Mar 3 Richard Goering's "Seeschlacht" premieres in Berlin
  • Mar 3 Facing pressure from internal counterrevolutionary forces and an external German offensive, the Bolsheviks are forced to signs the harsh Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Germany and Austria
  • Mar 4 Terek Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR (until 1921)
  • Mar 4 First recorded case of Spanish flu at Funston Army Camp, Kanas; start of worldwide pandemic killing 50-100 million
  • Mar 6 US naval boat "Cyclops" disappears in Bermuda Triangle
  • Mar 7 H Carroll & J McCarthy's musical "Oh, Look!" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 7 Pres Wilson authorizes US Army's Distinguished Service Medal
  • Mar 7 World War I: Finland forms an alliance with Germany.
  • Mar 9 Russian Bolshevik Party becomes the Communist Party
  • Mar 9 Ukrainian mobs massacre Jews of Seredino Buda
  • Mar 9 Wageningen Agricultural College Neth opens
  • Mar 11 Moscow becomes capital of revolutionary Russia
  • Mar 11 Save the Redwoods League founded
  • Mar 11 First confirmed cases of the Spanish Flu in the US are reported at Fort Riley, Kansas.
  • Mar 13 Trotsky gains control of the Red Army
  • Mar 13 American Red Magen David (Jewish Red Cross) forms
  • Mar 13 1st NHL championship: Mont Canadiens beat Toronto Arenas, outscoring them 10-7 in a 2 game set
  • Mar 14 1st concrete ship to cross the Atlantic (Faith) is launched, SF
  • Mar 16 Geoffrey O'Hara's "K-K-K-Katy" song published
  • Mar 17 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Rosemary Beresford
  • Mar 17 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
  • Mar 18 Soccer team SON OF Meerssen forms
  • Mar 18 Socialist Youth AJC organizes in Amsterdam
  • Mar 19 US Congress authorizes time zones & approves daylight saving time
  • Mar 19 S Potter becomes 1st US pilot to shoot down a German seaplane
  • Mar 21 -28] During WW I Germany launches Somme offensive
  • Mar 23 Alick Wickham dives 200' into Australia's Yarra River
  • Mar 23 Crépy-en-Laonnoise: German artillery shells Paris, 256 killed
  • Mar 23 Lithuania proclaims independence
  • Mar 23 Paris bombs "Thick Bertha's Dike" (nickname for the widow Krupp)
  • Mar 23 German forces advance 14 miles to the Somme River (WW1)
  • Mar 25 The Belarusian People's Republic is established.
  • Mar 27 Moldova and Bessarabia join Romania.
  • Mar 30 Stanley Cup: Toronto Arenas (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
  • Mar 31 1st daylight savings time in US goes into effect

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Apr 1 Henry Miller's Theater opens at 124 W 43rd St NYC

Author Henry Miller
Henry Miller
  • Apr 1 United Kingdom: the Royal Air Force is created from the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Flying Corps.
  • Apr 3 US House of Representatives accepts American Creed written by William Tyler
  • Apr 4 Food riot in Amsterdam
  • Apr 9 Latvia proclaims independence
  • Apr 13 Electrical fire kills 38 mental patients at Oklahoma State Hospital
  • Apr 14 Douglas Campbell is 1st US ace pilot (shooting down 5th German plane)
  • Apr 15 Clemenceau publishes secret French/Austrian documents
  • Apr 16 The British House of Commons passes a new Military Service Bill, taking men up to 55 years old and extending to Ireland
  • Apr 18 Cleveland center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play

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Apr 20 Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the following day.

World War I Fighter Ace The Red Baron
World War I Fighter Ace
The Red Baron
  • Apr 21 World War I: German fighter ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen "The Red Baron", shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France, Canadian pilot Arthur Roy Brown credited with the kill
  • Apr 23 Battle of Zeebrugge ends
  • Apr 23 Dover Patrol overthrows Germany U-boat in East Sea
  • Apr 23 National Urban League forms
  • Apr 27 Giants' 9-0 winning start & Dodgers' 0-9 losing streak are stopped

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 494

  • Jan 1 Willy den Ouden, Dutch swimmer, (WR 100m, 1:04.06)
  • Jan 1 Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)
  • Jan 2 Willi Graf, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943)
  • Jan 3 Maxene Andrews, Minn, singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy)
  • Jan 6 Buddy Weed, Ossining NY, pianist (Penthouse Party)
  • Jan 6 Caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat)
  • Jan 7 Alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party)
  • Jan 7 Colin Snedden, cricketer (Test NZ v England 1947, 0-46, did not bat)
  • Jan 10 Arthur Chung, President of Guyana (d. 2008)
  • Jan 11 Albert Weisser, composer
  • Jan 13 Lester Sill, pioneer music publisher/record producer
  • Jan 13 Steve Dunne, Northampton Mass, actor (Professional Father)
  • Jan 13 Ted Willis, prolific English screenwriter (It's Great to be Young)
  • Jan 15 Andreas M Donner, Dutch jurist (constitutional law)
  • Jan 15 Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt (1954-1971)
  • Jan 15 João Figueiredo, President of Brazil (d. 1999)
  • Jan 16 Stirling Silliphant, screenwriter
  • Jan 16 Nel Benschop, Dutch poet (d. 2005)
  • Jan 16 Clem Jones, Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Australia (d. 2007)
  • Jan 17 Joseph Walker Barr, banker/politician
  • Jan 18 Adriano Mandarino Hypolito, priest
  • Jan 18 Bohuslav Jeremias, composer, dies at 58
  • Jan 18 Ton Brandsteder, CEO/founder (Sony Nederland)
  • Jan 18 Gustave Gingras, French Canadian physician (d. 1996)
  • Jan 19 John H Johnson, US, publisher (Negro Digest, Ebony, Jet)
  • Jan 21 Geoffrey Dawes, physiologist
  • Jan 21 Richard D. Winters, American war hero
  • Jan 21 Chichay, Filipino actress (d. 1993)
  • Jan 22 Richard Eastham, Opelousas La, actor (Falcon Crest) [or Jun 22]
  • Jan 22 Elmer Lach, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Nokomis, Saskatchewan
  • Jan 23 Gertrude Belle Elion, biochemist/drug researcher (Nobel 1988), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 24 Gottfried von Einem, Bern Switzerland, Austrian composer (Dantons Tod)
  • Jan 24 John McLiam, actor (Parker-Men From Shiloh), born in Alberta, Canada (d. 1994)
  • Jan 24 Oral Roberts, Pontotoc County Oklahoma, American Televangelist, founder Oral Roberts College
  • Jan 25 Ken Mayers, actor (Robbie Robertson-Space Patrol)
  • Jan 25 Ernie Harwell, American baseball sportscaster

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Jan 26 Nicolae Ceausescu, Communist dictator of Romania (1967-89) (d. 1989)

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu
  • Jan 26 Philip José Farmer, Terre Haute Indiana, American science fiction novelist (Riverworld)
  • Jan 27 Elmore James, musician (Dust My Broom)
  • Jan 27 Skitch Henderson, orchestra leader (Tonight Show), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jan 27 William Seawell, United States Army Brigadier General (d. 2005)
  • Jan 28 Harry M Corbett, Bradford, puppeteer/entertainer (Sooty, Some People)
  • Jan 28 Suzanne Flon, actress (One Deadly Summer, Moulin Rouge), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 28 Trevor Skeet, British MP
  • Jan 28 Vito Scotti, actor (Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 28 Wilson Ferreira Aldunate, Uruguayan politician/human rights worker
  • Jan 29 John Forsythe, actor (Bachelor Father, Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), born in Penns Grove, New Jersey (d. 2010)
  • Jan 29 William Rigney, baseball manager (SF Giants)
  • Jan 30 David Opatoshu, actor (Bonino, Secret Empire, Masada), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 30 Jarl Andre Bjerke, [Bernhard Borge], Norwegian poet/writer
  • Feb 1 Maurice Laing, life president (John Laing)

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Feb 1 Muriel Spark, novelist (Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

Author Muriel Spark
Muriel Spark
  • Feb 2 Hella [S Lelyveld-]Haasse, Dutch author (Cider for Poor People)
  • Feb 3 Joey Bishop, [Gottlieb], talk show host (Joey Bishop Show), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Feb 3 Helen Stephens, Fulton Mo, American 100m runner (double Olympic gold-1936)
  • Feb 4 Ida Lupino, Anglo-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • Feb 4 Norman Wisdom, comedian (Kraft Music Hall), born in London, England
  • Feb 4 Luigi Pareyson, Italian philosopher (d. 1991)
  • Feb 4 Janet Waldo, American actress
  • Feb 5 Charles J "Tim" Holt, US actor (Treasure of Sierra Madre)
  • Feb 5 Kara Abulfazogli Karayev, composer
  • Feb 5 Tim Holt, actor (Stagecoach, Hitler's Children), born in Beverly Hills, California
  • Feb 6 Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author (d. 2007)
  • Feb 7 Markey Robinson, Northern Irish painter (d. 1999)
  • Feb 8 John Intoxication, resistance fighter
  • Feb 8 Lord Maxd Rayne, English broker/multi-millionaire
  • Feb 8 Fred Blassie, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • Feb 10 Gordon Pirie, England, Group Captain
  • Feb 10 Idwal Pugh, British ombudsman
  • Feb 11 Margaret Heldt, American hairdresser who created the Beehive, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 12 Dominic DiMaggio, baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • Feb 12 Julian S Schwinger, US physicist
  • Feb 13 Patty Berg, Minneapolis MN, LPGA golfer (1938 US Amateur)
  • Feb 15 Alan Arbus, actor (Dr Sidney Freedman-M*A*S*H), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Feb 16 Patty Andrews, American vocalist (Andrews Sisters), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Feb 17 Charles A Hayes, (Rep-D-IL, 1983- )
  • Feb 17 Olive Gibbs, peace campaigner
  • Feb 18 Jane Loevinger, American psychologist (d. 2008).
  • Feb 20 Leonore Annenberg American Billionaire
  • Feb 22 Charles O Finley, baseball team owner (Oakland A's)
  • Feb 22 Don Pardo, Westfield Mass, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live)
  • Feb 22 Robert Wadlow, Alton Ill, tallest known human (2.72 m, 8' 11.1")
  • Feb 22 Sid Abel, Melville, Saskatchewan, Canadian NHL hockey player (1948-49 Hart Trophy)
  • Feb 22 Charlie Finley, American sports entrepreneur (d. 1996)
  • Feb 23 Dom Aelred Watkin, headmaster (Downside School)
  • Feb 23 Richard G. Butler, American fascist (d. 2004)
  • Feb 25 Henry Norwood Ewell, Harrisburg Pa, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • Feb 25 Barney Ewell, American athlete (d. 1996)
  • Feb 25 Rena Kyriakou, Greek pianist (d. 1994)

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Feb 25 Bobby Riggs, American tennis player ("The Battle of the Sexes", US Open 1939, 41), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • Feb 26 Edwin Charles "Preacher" Roe, baseball pitcher (Bkln Dodgers)
  • Feb 26 Otis R Bowen, US Sec of Health & Human Services (1985-89)
  • Feb 26 Theodore [Hamilton] Sturgeon, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar)
  • Feb 28 Alfred Burke, actor (Backfire), born in London, England
  • Mar 1 Roger Delgado, actor (Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enought for June), born in London, England
  • Mar 1 Gladys Noon Spellman, American politician (d. 1988)
  • Mar 2 Peter O'Sullevan, horse racing commentator 'the voice of racing', born in County Kerry, Northern Ireland (d. 2015)
  • Mar 3 Arnold Newman, photographer (Faces USA)
  • Mar 3 Arthur Kornberg, US biochemist (Nobel 1959)
  • Mar 3 Frank Wigglesworth, composer

Famous Weddings

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Mar 19 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (17) weds Daisy Parker (21)

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • Apr 12 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill marries second wife novelist Agnes Boulton

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Jul 2 Jazz orchestra band leader Duke Ellington (19) weds high school sweetheart Edna Thompson

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington

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Jul 12 Artist Pablo Picasso (36) marries ballet dancer Olga Khokhlova (27)

Painter Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
  • Aug 18 Italian tenor Enrico Caruso (45) weds socialite Dorothy Benjamin (25)
  • Sep 17 Abbott and Costello's Bud Abbott (22) weds Betty Smith

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 23 Actor Charlie Chaplin (29) weds Mildred Harris (17)

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 17 Philippine Senator (and later 2nd President) Manuel L. Quezon (40) weds first cousin Aurora Aragon (30) in Hong Kong

2nd President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon
2nd President of the Philippines
Manuel L. Quezon

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Dec 30 Gangster Al Capone (19) marries Mae Josephine Coughlin, mother of his child

Gangster Al Capone
Al Capone

Famous Deaths

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  • Jan 2 Sijbe K Bakker, vicar/theologist (Christian-Socialism), dies at 42
  • Jan 6 Georg F L P Cantor, German mathematician: collection, dies at 72
  • Jan 8 Michael Hertz, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 8 Ellis H. Roberts, American politician (b. 1827)
  • Jan 9 Émile Reynaud, French scientist (b. 1844)
  • Jan 24 George Arthur Crump, Founder of the Pine Valley Golf Club in Clementon NJ (b. 1871)

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Jan 28 John McCrae, Canadian poet/physician/soldier, dies of pneumonia at 45

World War I Soldier & Poet John McCrae
World War I Soldier & Poet
John McCrae
  • Feb 2 John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59
  • Feb 6 Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55
  • Feb 7 Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev, composer, dies at 68
  • Feb 9 Emiel van der Straeten, [Delrue], Flemish playwright, dies at 30
  • Feb 10 Abdul Hamid II Ottoman Sultan (b. 1842)

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Feb 10 Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 84

Italian Pacifist Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
Italian Pacifist
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta

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Feb 17 Wilfrid Laurier, Canadian PM (1896-1911), dies

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier
  • Mar 1 Johan Gustaf Emil Sjogren, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 4 Eugene D'Harcourt, composer, dies at 58
  • Mar 9 [Benjamin] Franc[lin] Wedekind, German writer/press sec, dies at 53
  • Mar 10 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball player, dies at 61
  • Mar 13 Karel Stecker, composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 13 William Courtleigh, actor (Susie Snowflake), dies at 26
  • Mar 15 Jose Silvestre de los Dolores White Lafitte, composer, dies at 82
  • Mar 15 Juliette Marie Olga Lili Boulanger, composer, dies at 24
  • Mar 15 Lili Boulanger, composer, dies at 24
  • Mar 18 Willem Coenen, composer, dies at 80
  • Mar 19 Willem H de Beaufort, Dutch historian/liberal politician, dies at 73
  • Mar 20 Lewis A. Grant, American Civil War General (b. 1828)
  • Mar 23 Cesar Cortinas, composer, dies at 27
  • Mar 24 Theophile Ysaye, composer, dies at 53

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Mar 25 Claude Debussy, French composer (Iberia/La Mer), dies in Paris at 55

Composer Claude Debussy
Claude Debussy
  • Mar 26 Caesar A Cui, Lithuanian fort builder/composer, dies at 83
  • Apr 1 Karl Fritjof Valentin, composer, dies at 64
  • Apr 5 Paul Vidal de la Blanche, French geographer, dies at 73
  • Apr 11 Arthur Ochse, cricketer (WW I played for South Africa in 1889 aged 19), dies
  • Apr 13 Lavr Georgevich Kornilov, Russian general (b. 1870)
  • Apr 20 Reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies

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Apr 21 Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron], German World War I fighter ace, dies at 25 after his plane is shot down

World War I Fighter Ace The Red Baron
World War I Fighter Ace
The Red Baron
  • Apr 23 Percy Thomson Dean, lt-commander, killed at Zeebrugge, dies
  • Apr 29 Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian murderer of arch duke Ferdinand, dies at 22
  • May 3 Charlie Soong, Christian Missionary
  • May 9 George Coşbuc, Romanian poet (b. 1866)
  • May 14 James Gordon Bennett, Jr., American newspaper publisher (b. 1841)
  • May 16 Eusapia Palladino, Italian spiritual medium, dies at 64
  • May 18 Toivo Kuula, Finnish composer, dies after being shot in a quarrel at 34
  • May 19 Raoul Lufbery, French-American World War I fighter pilot and flying ace (b. 1885)
  • May 24 Evan Williams, American oratorio tenor
  • May 27 Henry Adams, US literature historian (Esther), dies at 80
  • May 30 Georgi V Plechanov, Russian revolutionary theorist, dies
  • Jun 1 Friedrich Richard Faltin, composer, dies at 83
  • Jun 1 Jaroslav Novotny, composer, dies at 32
  • Jun 10 Arrigio Enrico Boito, composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 17 Derek Barber, CEO (Countryside Commission), dies
  • Jun 25 Jake Beckley, baseball player (b. 1867)
  • Jun 26 Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)
  • Jul 2 Mohammed V Resjad, sultan of Turkey (1909-18), dies
  • Jul 3 Sultan Mehmed V of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1844)
  • Jul 6 Count von Mirbach, German ambassador to Moscow, dies
  • Jul 12 Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer (b. 1864)
  • Jul 17 Aleksei N Romanov, son and heir of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 13
  • Jul 17 Alexandra Fjodorova, wife of Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death at 46


Jul 17 Anastasia Nikolaevna, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 17

Grand Duchess of Russia Anastasia Nikolaevna
Grand Duchess of Russia
Anastasia Nikolaevna
  • Jul 17 Botkin, personal physician of Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death
  • Jul 17 Charitonov, cook of Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death
  • Jul 17 Demidova, lady in waiting of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death
  • Jul 17 Maria Romanova, daughter of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death


Jul 17 Nicholas II Alexandrovich, last Tsar of Russia, executed at 50

  • Jul 17 Olga Romanova, daughter of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death
  • Jul 17 Tatyana Romanova, daughter of RussianTsar Nicholas II, shot to death
  • Jul 17 Trupp, lackey of Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death
  • Jul 18 Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna (b. 1864)
  • Jul 19 Joost van Vollenhoven, Neth, gov-gen (French West-Africa), dies
  • Jul 22 Indra Lal Roy, Indian pilot (b. 1898)
  • Jul 25 Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentine poet (Mexico, canto epico), dies
  • Jul 25 Franiska zu Reventlow, writer, dies at 47
  • Jul 26 Eduard "Mick" Mannock, British WW I flyer (Victoria Cross), dies
  • Jul 29 Ernest William Christmas, Australian painter (b. 1863)
  • Jul 30 Chaim Soloveitchik, Rabbi of Brisk, talmudic scholar, dies

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Jul 30 Joyce Kilmer, American poet, dies at 31

  • Aug 1 John Riley Banister, American cowboy and Texas Ranger (b. 1854)
  • Aug 3 Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (Het Volk), dies at 41
  • Aug 8 Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright, dies at 38
  • Aug 10 Erich Lowenhardt, Germany flying ace of World War I (b. 1897)
  • Aug 12 Anna Held, Polish-born actress and singer (b. 1872)
  • Aug 15 Heinrich Köselitz [Peter Gast], German composer, dies at 64
  • Aug 22 Korbinian Brodmann, German neurologist (b. 1868)
  • Aug 29 Max Dauthendey, writer, dies at 51
  • Aug 31 Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WW I), dies at 36
  • Sep 3 Fanya Kaplan, Russian who shot at Lenin on Aug 30th, executed
  • Sep 4 Max Dauthendy, German painter/author (Raubmenschen), dies at 51)
  • Sep 12 George Reid, fourth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1845)
  • Sep 18 Ernest Bristow Farrar, composer, dies at 33
  • Sep 19 Liza Nina Mary Frederica Lehmann, composer, dies at 56
  • Sep 25 John Ireland, Irish/US archbishop of St Paul, dies at 80
  • Sep 25 Mikhail Alekseev, Russian general (b. 1857)
  • Sep 28 Georg Simmel, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1858)
  • Sep 28 Freddie Stowers, American soldier (b. 1896)
  • Oct 5 Roland Garros, French stunt flyer, dies
  • Oct 7 C Hubert H Parry, Engl musicologist/composer (Jerusalem), dies at 70
  • Oct 9 Michail V Alekseyev, Russian general (WW I), murdered at 60
  • Oct 13 Gerrit Engelke, German writer (Briefer der Liebe), dies
  • Oct 15 Sai Baba of Shirdi, Indian saint (b. circa 1838)