On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1911

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • President Jose Porfirio Diaz of Mexico's term ends

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Turner, KC, blues singer (Corrine Corrina, Shake Rattle & Roll)
  • 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 and conductor (Children's Death Songs), dies of heart disease at 50