On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1918

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 5 soldiers hanged for alleged participation in Houston riot (or Camp Logan riot); in all 19 mutineers were executed.
  • Allies forced Germans back across Hindenburg Line
  • US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills NY: Robert Lindley Murray successfully defends title; beats Bill Tilden 6-3, 6-1, 7-5

Famous Birthdays

  • Helen Wagner, American actress (Mister Peepers, As The World Turns), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 2010)

Famous Deaths

  • Fanya Kaplan, Russian who shot at Lenin on Aug 30th, executed