On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1915

Historical Events

  • German U-20 captures and sinks Britsih schooner Earl of Lathom

Famous Birthdays

  • Alice Faye [Leppert], American actress and singer (Hello, Frisco, Hello; Fallen Angel; Stowaway), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • Richard Rovere, American political journalist (Goldwater Caper), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1979)
1915 Highlights

About May 5, 1915

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus