On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1915

Historical Events

Historic Event

British liner Lusitania leaves NY for Liverpool

Business Magnate Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt
Business Magnate
Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt
  • German submarine torpedoes US tanker Gulflight

Famous Birthdays

  • Archie Williams, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m 1936), born in Oakland, California (d. 1993)
1915 Highlights

About May 1, 1915

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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