On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1918

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

After repeated clashes over pay with the Brooklyn Robins owner Charlie Ebbets, star right fielder and future Baseball Hall of Fame manager Casey Stengel is traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel
Baseball Hall of Fame Manager
Casey Stengel
  • Montreal Arena in Westmount, Quebec, the home rink of 4-time Stanley Cup winners the Montreal Wanderers burns down leading to the club disbanding

Famous Birthdays

  • Willi Graf, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943)

Famous Deaths

  • Sybe Kornelis Bakker, Dutch Christian socialist & reformed preacher, dies at 42
1918 Highlights

About January 2, 1918

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn