On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1918

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Dutch Indian Volksraad installed in Batavia
  • TNT explosion in chemical factory in Oakdale, Pennsylvania, kills 200

Famous Birthdays

  • Massimo Girotti, Italian actor (Last Tango in Paris, In the Name of the Law), born in Mogliano, Marche, Italy (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths

  • Toivo Kuula, Finnish composer, dies after being shot in a quarrel at 34