On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 1918

Historical Events

  • Germany claims Baltic states, Finland & Ukraine from Russia

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestAlfred J. Gross

Alfred J. Gross, American inventor (invented the walkie-talkie), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2000)

Inventor Alfred J. Gross
Alfred J. Gross
  • Charles "Charlie O" Finley, American sports entrepreneur (MLB's Kansas City/Oakland A's: NHL's California Golden Seals), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1996)
  • Don Pardo, Westfield Mass, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live)
  • Robert Wadlow, American who was tallest known human (2.72 m, 8' 11.1"), born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1940)
  • Sid Abel, Melville, Saskatchewan, Canadian NHL hockey player (1948-49 Hart Trophy)
1918 Highlights

About February 22, 1918

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces