On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1918

Famous Birthdays

  • Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (d. 1977)
  • Jack Paar, American comedian and TV host of the Jack Paar Show and The Tonight Show (1957-62), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 2004)

Famous Deaths

  • Grove Karl Gilbert, American geologist (investigated Lake Bonneville, Utah), dies at 74
1918 Highlights

About May 1, 1918

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus