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)
Born in 1918

Famous Weddings

Duke Ellington

American jazz orchestra bandleader Duke Ellington (19) weds high school sweetheart Edna Thompson in Washington, D.C.

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? 104 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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