On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1918

Historical Events

  • Franz Lehar's opera "Wo die Lerche singt" premieres in Budapest

Music Premiere

Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton & P. G. Wodehouse's musical premieres in New York

Broadway Composer Jerome Kern
Broadway Composer
Jerome Kern
  • Russia adopts the Gregorian calendar (making the day February 14)

Famous Birthdays

  • Maurice Laing, life president (John Laing)

Muriel 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? 103 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius