On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1918

Historical Events

  • The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government an imprisonable offense.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aubrey Bowman, British pianist, composer, and conductor (Workman's Music Association), born in Bournemouth, England (d. 2009)
  • Edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert
  • Juan Rulfo, Mexican writer (Pedro Paramo)
  • Kevin Skelton, Bishop (Lichfield)
  • Wilf Mannion, English former footballer (d. 2000)

Famous Deaths

  • Eusapia Palladino, Italian spiritual medium, dies at 64
1918 Highlights

About May 16, 1918

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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