On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1918

Historical Events

  • 4th Rose Bow, Tournament Park, Pasadena, California: Mare Island, USMC beats Camp Lewis, US Army, 19-7; MVP: Hollis Huntington, USMC
  • Last day of the Julian calendar in Finland

Famous Birthdays

  • Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)
  • Willy den Ouden, Dutch swimmer (WR 100m freestyle, 1:04.06 1933-56; Olympic gold 4×100m freestyle 1936), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1997)

Famous Deaths

  • William Wilfred Campbell, Canadian poet (Beyond the Hills of Dream, Ian of the Orcades), dies of pneumonia at 57
1918 Highlights

About January 1, 1918

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn