On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1929

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Johan N Block, aviation pioneer (Martinair/Transavia/Air Holland)
  • 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)