On This Day

What Happened on June 18, 1896

Famous Birthdays

  • Blanche Sweet, American actress (Home Sweet Home, Avenging Conscience), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • Cota Ramaswami, Indian cricketer (Davis Cup for India 1922, Test 1936), born in Madras
  • George Thalben-Ball, Australian-English organist (Birmingham City Organist, 1949-83), and composer (Elegy), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1987)
  • Philip Barry, American dramatist (Philadelphia Story)
1896 Highlights

About June 18, 1896

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini