On This Day

What Happened on March 15, 1918

Famous Birthdays

  • Janet Leach, potter, born in Grand Saline, Texas (d. 1997)
  • Punch Imlach, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame coach and general manager (Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1987)
  • Richard Ellmann, American literary scholar and biographer (Oscar Wilde), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 1987)

Famous Deaths

  • George Alexander [Samson], British actor, theatre producer and manager, dies at 59
  • Jose Silvestre de los Dolores White Lafitte, composer, dies at 82
  • Lili [Marie-Juliette Olga] Boulanger, French composer (first female winner of the Prix de Rome composition prize), dies at 24
1918 Highlights

About March 15, 1918

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces