On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1918

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st regular US airmail postal service between NY, Philadelphia & Washington, D.C.
  • 43rd Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard War Cloud wins in 1:53.6
  • Greeks troops land at Smyrna
  • The Finnish Civil War ends

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Washington Senator Walter Johnson pitches 1-0, 18 inning game

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddy Arnold, Henderson TN, country singer (Cattle Call, Anytime)
  • Joseph Wiseman, Canadian actor (Dr No, Viva Zapata, Les Miserables), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2009)