On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1912

Historical Events

  • Maurits Binger establishes 2 Dutch movie companies

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Philadelphia Athletics beat Tigers 24-2, who use amateurs in protest at Ty Cobbs suspension from the game

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Famous Birthdays

  • Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer
  • Richard Brooks, American film director (Blackboard Jungle; In Cold Blood), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • [Pierino] Perry Como, American singer ("Catch A Falling Star") and TV personality (The Perry Como Show), born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
1912 Highlights

About May 18, 1912

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus