On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1929

Historical Events

  • 55th Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee on Clyde Van Dusen wins in 2:10.8
  • Dodgers beat Phillies 20-16 & lose 8-6 in 2nd game of a double header (record 50 runs)

Famous Birthdays

  • John Nicolaas Block, Dutch aviation pioneer (Martinair, Transavia, Air Holland), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • Norman St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley, British MP (C) (1964-1987), born in London
  • Roger Matton, Canadian composer, born in Granby, Quebec (d. 2004)
1929 Highlights

About May 18, 1929

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus