On This Day

What Happened on March 9, 1918

Historical Events

  • Russian Bolshevik Party becomes the Communist Party
  • Ukrainian mobs massacre Jews of Seredino Buda
  • Wageningen Agricultural College Netherlands opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Marguerite Chapman, American actress (The Seven Year Itch, Spy Smasher, Flight to Mars), born in Chatham, New York (d. 1999)
  • Mickey Spillane [Frank Morrison Spillane], American mystery writer (I the Jury), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

Frank Wedekind

Frank Wedekind, German actor and playwright (The "Lulu" plays), dies at 53

Actor and Playwright Frank Wedekind
Actor and Playwright
Frank Wedekind
1918 Highlights

About March 9, 1918

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

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