On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1918

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Canadian ace Billy Bishop downs 6 aircraft over a three-day span, including German ace Paul Bilik, reclaiming his top scoring title from James McCudden

Canadian First World War Flying Ace Billy Bishop
Canadian First World War Flying Ace
Billy Bishop
  • Chicago White Sox losing 5-4 against NY Yankees, load the bases in 9th with no outs; Chick Gandil lines to Frank Baker who turns a rare game winning triple play
  • Excelsior Maassluis soccer team forms in Maassluis

Famous Deaths

  • Friedrich Richard Faltin, composer, dies at 83
  • Jaroslav Novotny, Czech composer, dies at 32
1918 Highlights

About June 1, 1918

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini