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, American baseball pitcher (Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Ash Flat, Arkansas (d. 2008)
  • Otis Bowen, American politician, US Sec of Health & Human Services (1985-89), born in near Rochester, Indiana (d. 2013)
  • 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? 103 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces