What Happened on February 1, 1918

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Franz Lehar's opera "Wo die Lerche singt" premieres in Budapest
  • Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton & P. G. Wodehouse's musical premieres in New York
  • Russia adopts the Gregorian calendar (making the day February 14)

Famous Birthdays

  • Maurice Laing, life president (John Laing)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Author Muriel Spark
Muriel Spark