On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1918

Famous Birthdays

  • "Sheikh" Imam [Eissa], Egyptian folk and protest singer-songwriter, born in Giza (d. 1995)
  • WiBo [Willem Boost], Dutch cartoonist, born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 2005)

Famous Weddings

Duke Ellington

Jazz orchestra band leader Duke Ellington (19) weds high school sweetheart Edna Thompson

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington

Famous Deaths

  • Mehmed V Resjad, Sultan of Turkey (1909-18), dies at 73
1918 Highlights

About July 2, 1918

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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