On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1911

Historical Events

  • President Jose Porfirio Diaz of Mexico's term ends

Famous Birthdays

  • "Big" Joe Turner, American blues singer ("Corrine Corrina"; "Shake Rattle & Roll"), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • Michael Berry, Baron Hartwell, British newspaper proprietor and journalist (d. 2001)
  • Sigrid Gurie, Norwegian American actress (Algiers, Sofia, Refugee), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1969)

Famous Deaths

  • Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer (Symphony No. 2 - "Resurrection"), and conductor (New York Philharmonic, 1909-11), dies of heart disease at 50
1911 Highlights

About May 18, 1911

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 110 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus