What Happened in 1918

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 316

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

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

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

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

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

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Feb 10th Trotsky declares that Russia is leaving the war

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

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

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

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Apr 20th 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 21st 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 23rd Battle of Zeebrugge ends
  • Apr 23rd Dover Patrol overthrows Germany U-boat in East Sea
  • Apr 23rd National Urban League forms
  • Apr 27th Giants' 9-0 winning start & Dodgers' 0-9 losing streak are stopped

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 494

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

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

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

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

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

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Feb 25th 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 26th Edwin Charles "Preacher" Roe, baseball pitcher (Bkln Dodgers)
  • Feb 26th Otis R Bowen, US Sec of Health & Human Services (1985-89)
  • Feb 26th Theodore [Hamilton] Sturgeon, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar)
  • Feb 28th Alfred Burke, actor (Backfire), born in London, England
  • Mar 1st Roger Delgado, actor (Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enought for June), born in London, England
  • Mar 1st Gladys Noon Spellman, American politician (d. 1988)
  • Mar 2nd Peter O'Sullevan, horse racing commentator 'the voice of racing', born in County Kerry, Northern Ireland (d. 2015)
  • Mar 3rd Arnold Newman, photographer (Faces USA)
  • Mar 3rd Arthur Kornberg, US biochemist (Nobel 1959)
  • Mar 3rd Frank Wigglesworth, composer

Famous Weddings

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

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

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Jul 2nd 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 12th Artist Pablo Picasso (36) marries ballet dancer Olga Khokhlova (27)

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

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

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin

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Dec 17th 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 30th Gangster Al Capone (19) marries Mae Josephine Coughlin, mother of his child

Gangster Al Capone
Al Capone

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 129

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

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Jan 28th 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 2nd John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59
  • Feb 6th Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55
  • Feb 7th Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev, composer, dies at 68
  • Feb 9th Emiel van der Straeten, [Delrue], Flemish playwright, dies at 30
  • Feb 10th Abdul Hamid II Ottoman Sultan (b. 1842)

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Feb 10th 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 17th Wilfrid Laurier, Canadian PM (1896-1911), dies

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

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

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

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Apr 21st 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 23rd Percy Thomson Dean, lt-commander, killed at Zeebrugge, dies
  • Apr 29th Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian murderer of arch duke Ferdinand, dies at 22
  • May 3rd Charlie Soong, Christian Missionary
  • May 9th George Coşbuc, Romanian poet (b. 1866)
  • May 14th James Gordon Bennett, Jr., American newspaper publisher (b. 1841)
  • May 16th Eusapia Palladino, Italian spiritual medium, dies at 64
  • May 18th Toivo Kuula, Finnish composer, dies after being shot in a quarrel at 34
  • May 19th Raoul Lufbery, French-American World War I fighter pilot and flying ace (b. 1885)
  • May 24th Evan Williams, American oratorio tenor
  • May 27th Henry Adams, US literature historian (Esther), dies at 80
  • May 30th Georgi V Plechanov, Russian revolutionary theorist, dies
  • Jun 1st Friedrich Richard Faltin, composer, dies at 83
  • Jun 1st Jaroslav Novotny, composer, dies at 32
  • Jun 10th Arrigio Enrico Boito, composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 17th Derek Barber, CEO (Countryside Commission), dies
  • Jun 25th Jake Beckley, baseball player (b. 1867)
  • Jun 26th Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)
  • Jul 2nd Mohammed V Resjad, sultan of Turkey (1909-18), dies
  • Jul 3rd Sultan Mehmed V of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1844)
  • Jul 6th Count von Mirbach, German ambassador to Moscow, dies
  • Jul 12th Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer (b. 1864)
  • Jul 17th Aleksei N Romanov, son and heir of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 13
  • Jul 17th Alexandra Fjodorova, wife of Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death at 46


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

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


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

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

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Jul 30th Joyce Kilmer, American poet, dies at 31

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