On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1918

Historical Events

  • Franz Lehar's opera "Wo die Lerche singt" premieres in Budapest
  • Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton & P. G. Wodehouse's musical premieres in New York
  • Russia adopts the Gregorian calendar (making the day February 14)

Famous Birthdays

  • Maurice Laing, life president (John Laing)

Person of interestMuriel Spark

Muriel Spark, Scottish writer (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2006)

Author Muriel Spark
Muriel Spark

1918 Highlights

About February 1, 1918

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius