On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1915

Historical Events

  • Australia begins Commonwealth Lighthouse Service
  • Australian Survey Corps becomes part of Military Forces

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean Stafford, American writer (Pulitzer Prize 1970-The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford), born in Covina, California (d. 1979)
  • Joseph Ransohoff, American neurosurgeon and pioneer in the modern neurosurgery, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • Willie Dixon, American blues musician ("Hoochie Coochie Man"), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 1992)
1915 Highlights

About July 1, 1915

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer