On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1918

Famous Birthdays

  • Duncan White, Ceylonese hurdler (first Olympic medallist from Ceylon, silver 400m hurdles 1948), born in Lathpandura, Sri Lanka (d. 1998)
  • Gladys Noon Spellman, American politician (d. 1988)
  • Hank Wyse, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1945; Chicago Cubs), born in Lunsford, Arkansas (d. 2000)
  • Roger Delgado, English actor (Doctor Who, Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enough for June), born in London, England (d. 1973)

Famous Deaths

  • Johan Gustaf Emil Sjogren, Swedish composer, dies at 64
1918 Highlights

About March 1, 1918

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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