What Happened on May 18, 1920

Historical Events

Preakness Stakes

45th Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Man o' War (regarded as greatest racehorse of all time) defeats Upset by 1+1⁄2 lengths in 1:51.6

Famous Birthdays

  • Lucia Mannucci, Italian jazz singer (Quartetto Cetra, 1947-88), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 2012)

John Paul IIJohn Paul II (1920-2005)

264th Roman Catholic Pope (1978-2005), born in Wadowice, Poland

Born in 1920
1920 Highlights

About May 18, 1920

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 103 years and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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