On This Day

What Happened on March 3, 1918

Historical Events

  • Facing internal counterrevolutionary pressures and external German offensive, Bolsheviks forced to sign harsh Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Germany and Austria
  • Richard Goering's "Seeschlacht" premieres in Berlin

Famous Birthdays

  • Arnold Newman, photographer (Faces USA)
  • Arthur Kornberg, US biochemist (Nobel 1959)
  • Frank Wigglesworth, American composer (The Willowdale Handcar), born in Boston Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrian (d. 2000)
  • Peter O'Sullevan, British horse racing commentator 'the voice of racing', born in Kenmare, Ireland (d. 2015)
  • San Yu, Burmese General and the 5th President of Burma (1981-88), born in Thegon, Pegu Province, British Burma, British India (d. 1996)
1918 Highlights

About March 3, 1918

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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