On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1889

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Jules Massenet's opera "Esclarmonde" premieres in Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Gunnar Gunnarsson, Icelandic writer (The Church on the Mountain), born Flj├│tsdalur, Iceland (d. 1975)
  • Thomas Midgley, American chemist and inventor (d. 1944)

Famous Deaths

  • Isabella Glyn Dallas, Scottish Shakepearean actress, dies at 65