What Happened on January 2, 1918

Historical Events

Baseball History

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

  • 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)
Born in 1918

Famous Deaths

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

About January 2, 1918

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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