On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1918

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

Sports History

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddy Arnold, American country music singer ("Make The World Go Away"; "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye"), born in Henderson Tennessee (d. 2008)
  • Joseph Wiseman, Canadian actor (Dr No, Viva Zapata, Les Miserables), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2009)
1918 Highlights

About May 15, 1918

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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