On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1918

Day of the Week: Friday

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), 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, composer, dies at 64