What Happened on June 26, 1918

Historical Events

  • The Australian steamer Wimmera is sunk by a mine laid north of Cape Maria van Diemen in 1917 by the German raider Wolf; 26 of its 151 passengers and crew were killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Roger Voisin, American classical trumpet player (Boston Symphony, 1935-83), educator, and music editor, born in Angers, France (d. 2008)
Born in 1918

Famous Deaths

  • Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet and Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 74
1918 Highlights

About June 26, 1918

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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