On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1915

Hero Millionaire Saves Lusitania Children

Historical Events

Historic Event

RMS Lusitania sunk by German submarine off the southern coast of Ireland; 1198 lives lost

Famous Deaths

Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt

Alfred G. Vanderbilt Sr., American businessman and sportsman (New York Central Railway), dies aboard the RMS Lusitania during World War I at 37

  • Alfred Scott Witherbee Jr., American 3 year old who drowned on Lusitania
  • Charles Frohman, American theatre producer (Peter Pan) dies aboard RMS Lusitania at 58
1915 Highlights

About May 7, 1915

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 6 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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