On This Day

What Happened on March 9, 1918

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

  • [Benjamin] Franc[lin] Wedekind, German writer/press sec, dies at 53