What Happened on June 22, 1918

Historical Events

  • Circus train rammed by troop train kills 68 (Ivanhoe, Illinois)
  • US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Molla Bjurstedt beats Eleanor Goss 6-4, 6-3 for her 4th consecutive US singles title

Famous Birthdays

Cicely SaundersCicely Saunders (1918-2005)

English nurse, physician and writer who founded the first modern hospice, born in Barnet, England

  • Richard Eastham, American actor (Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Falcon Crest), born in Opelousas, Louisiana (d. 2005)
Born in 1918

About June 22, 1918

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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