On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1915

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

  • 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, dies aboard Lusitania