On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1918

Famous Birthdays

  • Milton Delugg, American pianist, accordion player, composer ("Hoop-Dee-Do"; "Santa Claus Conquers The Martians"), and orchestra leader (The Tonight Show, 1966; The Gong Show), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Edmond Rostand, French poet and dramatist (b. 1868)
  • Margit Kaffka, Hungarian writer, dies in the flu pandemic at 38
1918 Highlights

About December 2, 1918

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius