On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1918

Historical Events

  • Stands at Hong Kong Jockey Club collapse & burn, killing 604

Famous Birthdays

  • Edwin Charles "Preacher" Roe, baseball pitcher (Bkln Dodgers)
  • Otis R Bowen, US Sec of Health & Human Services (1985-89)
  • Theodore Sturgeon, American sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1985)

Famous Deaths

  • Pedro Miguel Marques y Garcia, Spanish violinist and composer, dies at 74
1918 Highlights

About February 26, 1918

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces