On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1926

Historical Events

  • Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanishes in Venice, California She shows up a month later saying she's been kidnapped

Famous Birthdays

  • Dirch Passer, prolific Danish actor (Going for Broke; Mig og mafiaen), born in Østerbro, Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1980)
  • Lou Bennett, American bebop pianist, and jazz organist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)

Famous Deaths

  • Lucien Herr, French intellectual and librarian (École Normale Supérieure), dies at 62
1926 Highlights

About May 18, 1926

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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