On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1898

Historical Events

Historic Event

US Admiral George Dewey commands "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley" as US rout Spanish fleet at Manila

Famous Birthdays

  • David Tobey, American Basketball Hall of Fame referee (1918-45; first game with a 3-man officiating crew), born in New York, New York (d. 1988)
  • Eugene R. Black, American President of World Bank (1953-62), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1992)

Famous Deaths

  • Alphonse Wauters, Belgian historian and archivist (Brussels), dies at 81
1898 Highlights

About May 1, 1898

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus