1918 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 265

  • Jan 1 Last day of the Julian calendar in Finland
  • 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
  • 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 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 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
  • 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 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 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 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 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

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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 29 Tris Speaker ties career outfield record of 4 unassisted double plays
  • May 2 General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.
  • May 10 HMS Vindictive sunk to block entrance of Ostend Harbor
  • May 13 1st US airmail stamps issued (24 cents)
  • May 15 1st airmail postal service (NY, Philadelphia & Wash DC)
  • May 15 1st regular airmail service (between NY & Wash) inaugurated
  • May 15 Greeks troops lands at Smyrna
  • May 15 The Finnish Civil War ends.
  • May 16 The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government an imprisonable offense.
  • May 18 Dutch Indian Volksraad installed in Batavia
  • May 18 TNT explosion in chemical factory in Oakdale, Pennsylvania, kills 200
  • May 19 Wash 1st Sunday game, Senators beat Cleveland 1-0 in 18 innings
  • May 20 1st electrically propelled warship (New Mexico)
  • May 21 US House of Representatives passes amendment allowing women to vote
  • May 23 King Oil/Shell refinery on Curacao officially opens

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 237

  • Jan 1 Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)
  • Jan 2 Willi Graf, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943)
  • Jan 7 Alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party)
  • Jan 10 Arthur Chung, President of Guyana (d. 2008)
  • 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 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 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 23 Gertrude Belle Elion, biochemist/drug researcher (Nobel 1988), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 24 Oral Roberts, Pontotoc County Oklahoma, American Televangelist, founder Oral Roberts College

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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 William Seawell, United States Army Brigadier General (d. 2005)
  • Jan 28 Harry M Corbett, Bradford, puppeteer/entertainer (Sooty, Some People)
  • Jan 28 Trevor Skeet, British MP
  • Jan 28 Wilson Ferreira Aldunate, Uruguayan politician/human rights worker
  • 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 4 Luigi Pareyson, Italian philosopher (d. 1991)
  • 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 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 Julian S Schwinger, US physicist
  • 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 Robert Wadlow, Alton Ill, tallest known human (2.72 m, 8' 11.1")
  • Feb 23 Dom Aelred Watkin, headmaster (Downside School)
  • Feb 23 Richard G. Butler, American fascist (d. 2004)
  • 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)
  • Mar 1 Gladys Noon Spellman, American politician (d. 1988)
  • Mar 3 Arnold Newman, photographer (Faces USA)
  • Mar 3 Arthur Kornberg, US biochemist (Nobel 1959)
  • Mar 5 Halsey S Colchester, British SAS/spy (MI6)/priest
  • Mar 5 James Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
  • Mar 7 June Wayne, artist/lithographer/teacher
  • Mar 9 Mickey Spillane, [Frank], mystery writer (I the Jury), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 10 Heywood Hale Broun, TV commentator and sports correspondent, born in New York City (d. 2001)
  • Mar 10 Günther Rall, German ace fighter pilot
  • Mar 12 Elaine de Kooning, American artist (d. 1989)
  • Mar 13 Faye Glenn Abdellan, US government official (health services)
  • Mar 15 Janet Leach, potter, born in Grand Saline, Texas (d. 1997)
  • Mar 15 Richard Ellmann, US, literary scholar/writer (Oscar Wilde)
  • Mar 15 Punch Imlach, Canadian hockey coach and general manager (d. 1987)
  • Mar 16 Aldo E van Eyck, Dutch architect (City Hall)
  • Mar 17 Wilhelmus M J Russell, Dutch attorney/Member of 1st chamber (KVP/CDA)
  • Mar 18 Yevgeny Pepelyaev, Bodaybo, Irkutsk, Soviet Union, fighter pilot, (d. 2013)
  • Mar 20 Jack Barry, Lindenhurst NY, game show emcee (Joker's Wild)
  • Mar 20 Donald Featherstone, British writer and wargamer
  • Mar 22 Cheddi B Jagan, dentist/founder PPP/Guyanese Premier (1953, 1957-64)
  • Mar 22 Harry Kay, vice-chancellor (Exeter U)
  • Mar 24 Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter
  • Mar 29 John Read, CEO (TSB Group)

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Mar 29 Sam Walton, Founder and CEO of Wal-Mart, born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma (d. 1992)

Founder of Walmart Sam Walton
Founder of Walmart
Sam Walton
  • Mar 30 John Gray, FRS/marine biologist
  • Mar 31 Ted Post, Dir (Peacemaker, Beneath the Planet of the Apes)
  • Apr 4 Earl Jellicoe, chancellor (U of Southhampton)
  • Apr 6 Joan Bernard, Principal (Trevelyan College, Durham)
  • Apr 6 Alfredo Ovando Candía, Bolivian president (d. 1982)

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Apr 8 Betty [Bloomer] Ford, US 1st lady (1974-77) and founder of the Betty Ford Center clinic, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)

US First Lady Betty Ford
US First Lady
Betty Ford
  • Apr 8 Glendon Swarthout, American author (d. 1992)
  • Apr 11 Jean-Claude Servan-Schreiber, journalist
  • Apr 11 Richard Wainwright, MP
  • Apr 11 William Perrie, British prison governor
  • Apr 12 18th earl of Derby, English landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Apr 13 A. L. [Audrey] Barker, English writer, born in St Pauls Cray, Kent (2002)
  • Apr 18 Roger de Grey, president (Royal Academy)
  • Apr 18 Cliff Hillegass, American publisher (d. 2001)
  • Apr 23 Maurice Druon, [Kessel], French writer/journalist (Prix Goncourt)
  • Apr 23 Gordon Hirabayshi, American civil rights activist and WWII internment opponent (Hirabayshi v. United States), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2012)
  • Apr 25 Gerard Henri de Vaucouleurs, French astronomer (d. 1995)
  • Apr 26 Jack Morpurgo, American Literature scholar (Leeds University)
  • Apr 27 Sten Rudholm, Swedish jurist, member of the Swedish Academy
  • May 1 Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (d. 1977)
  • May 2 Frederick Archibauld Warner, diplomat
  • May 4 Kakuei Tanaka, Japanese PM (1972-74), convicted of bribe-taking
  • May 4 Thomas Mead, Australian politician and journalist (d. 2004)
  • May 6 Sydney Chatton, England
  • May 9 Orville Freeman, (Sen-D-Mn)/Sec of Agriculture (1961-69), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • May 10 T Berry Brazelton, doctor (On Being a Father)
  • May 10 George Welch, American pilot (d. 1954)
  • May 11 Richard P Feynman, physicist (Feynman-diagrams/Nobel prize 1965)
  • May 11 Robert Hunt, CEO (Dowty Group)

Weddings in History

  • Apr 12 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill marries second wife novelist Agnes Boulton

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Painter Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
  • Sep 17 Abbott and Costello's Bud Abbott (22) weds Betty Smith

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Gangster Al Capone
Al Capone

Deaths in History

  • 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 Ellis H. Roberts, American politician (b. 1827)
  • Jan 9 Émile Reynaud, French scientist (b. 1844)

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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 6 Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55
  • 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 9 [Benjamin] Franc[lin] Wedekind, German writer/press sec, dies at 53
  • Mar 19 Willem H de Beaufort, Dutch historian/liberal politician, dies at 73
  • Mar 20 Lewis A. Grant, American Civil War General (b. 1828)
  • Apr 5 Paul Vidal de la Blanche, French geographer, dies at 73
  • Apr 13 Lavr Georgevich Kornilov, Russian general (b. 1870)

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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 19 Raoul Lufbery, French-American World War I fighter pilot and flying ace (b. 1885)
  • May 27 Henry Adams, US literature historian (Esther), dies at 80
  • May 30 Georgi V Plechanov, Russian revolutionary theorist, dies
  • Jun 17 Derek Barber, CEO (Countryside Commission), dies
  • 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 3 Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (Het Volk), dies at 41
  • Aug 10 Erich Lowenhardt, Germany flying ace of World War I (b. 1897)
  • 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 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 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)
  • Oct 19 Joseph Lesage, French painter/etcher (WW I), dies at 34
  • Oct 28 Ulisse Dini, Italian mathematician (b. 1845)
  • Oct 31 Egon Schiele, Austria painter/graphic artist, dies at 28
  • Oct 31 Stephen Tisza, Hungarian PM (-1917), assassinated by soldiers
  • Nov 3 Aleksandr Mikhailovich Lyapunov, Russian scientist (b. 1857)
  • Nov 4 Wilfred Owens, anti-war poet (Anthem for doomed youth), dies at 25
  • Nov 9 Guillaume Apollinaire, [Kostrowitsky], Fr poet (Alcools), dies at 38
  • Nov 11 Victor Adler, Austrian neurologist/foreign minister, dies
  • Nov 11 George Lawrence Price, Canadian soldier, last person to be killed in WW I (b. 1892)
  • Nov 13 Marten Baersma, [MH Bottema], Fries author, dies at 28
  • Nov 29 Harald Kidde, Danish writer (Helten), dies at 40
  • Dec 2 Margit Kaffka, Hungarian writer, dies in the flu pandemic at 38
  • Dec 2 Edmond Rostand, French poet and dramatist (b. 1868)
  • Dec 11 Ivan Cankar, Slavic author (Hlapec Jernej), dies at 42
  • Dec 14 Sidonio Pais, prince of Portugal, murdered
  • Dec 22 Albijn van de Abeele, Flemish author/mayor/painter, dies at 83
  • Dec 28 George H White, last post Reconstruction congressman (Penn), dies
  • Dec 28 Olavo Bilac, Brazilian poet (b. 1865)