On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1918

Famous Birthdays

  • Halsey S Colchester, British SAS/spy (MI6)/priest
  • James Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
  • Milt Schmidt, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Stanley Cup 1939, 41; Boston Bruins) and coach/GM (Stanley Cup 1970, 72; Boston Bruins), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2017)
  • Paul Christman, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (University of Missouri; All-Pro 1946, 47; Chicago Cardinals, Green Bay Packers), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1970)
  • Ranga Sohoni, Indian cricket all-rounder (4 Tests, top score 29 no, 2 wickets), born in Nimbahera, Rajasthan, India (d. 1993)
  • Red Storey, Canadian football player and ice hockey referee (d. 2006)
1918 Highlights

About March 5, 1918

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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