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 O Finley, baseball team owner (Oakland A's)
  • Charlie Finley, American sports entrepreneur (d. 1996)
  • Don Pardo, Westfield Mass, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live)
  • Robert Wadlow, Alton Ill, tallest known human (2.72 m, 8' 11.1")
  • 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? 102 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces