Events in year of 1918

  • 01-01Last day of the Julian calendar in Finland
  • 01-02Dodgers trade Casey Stengel and Cutshaw to Pittsburgh for Grimes and Mamaux
  • 01-02NHL Montreal Wanderers disband after Westmount arena burns down
  • 01-03US employment service opens as a unit of Department of Labor
  • 01-05British Premier Lloyd George demand for unified peace
  • 01-08Mississippi becomes 1st state to ratify 18th amendment (prohibition)
  • 01-08President Wilson outlines his 14 points for peace after WWI
  • 01-12Montreal Canadien Joe Malone scores 5 goals beating Ottawa 9-4
  • 01-14Finland and the USSR adopts New Style (Gregorian) calendar
  • 01-19Soviets disallows a Constitution Assembly
  • 01-22Ukraine proclaimed a free Republic (German puppet)
  • 01-25Russia declared a Republic of Soviets
  • 01-26President Hoover calls for "wheatless" and "meatless" days for war effort
  • 01-27"Tarzan of the Apes, " 1st Tarzan film, premieres at Broadway Theater
  • 01-28Trotsky becomes leader of Reds
  • 02-01Russia adopts Gregorian calender (becomes February 14)
  • 02-051st US pilot to down an enemy airplane, Stephen W Thompson
  • 02-05Separation of church and state begins in the USSR
  • 02-06Britain grants women (30 and over) vote
  • 02-08"Stars & Stripes, " weekly US armed forces newspaper, 1st published
  • 02-09Army chaplain school organizes at Ft Monroe, Virginia
  • 02-14H Atteridge and S Rombergs musical "Sinbad, " premieres in New York City
  • 02-14USSR adopts New Style (Gregorian) calendar (originally February 1)
  • 02-151st WWI US army troop ship torpedoed and sunk by Germany, off Ireland
  • 02-15Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania adopt Gregorian calendar
  • 02-16Lithuania declares independence from Russia and Germany (National Day)
  • 02-21Australians chase Turkish troop out of Jericho, Dutch Palestine
  • 02-22Germany claims Baltic states, Finland and Ukraine from Russia
  • 02-24Estonia declares independence from Russia
  • 02-26Stands at Hong Kong Jockey Club collapse and burn, killing 604

People born in year of 1918

  • 01-01Willy den Ouden: Dutch swimmer (WR 100m, 1:04.06)
  • 01-03Maxene Andrews: Minnesota, United States -- Singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy)
  • 01-06Buddy Weed: Ossining, New York -- Pianist (Penthouse Party)
  • 01-06Caspar MB "Cas" Baas: Dutch actor / playwright / director (Ciske the Rat)
  • 01-07Alessadro Natta: Italian political leader (Communist Party)
  • 01-11Albert Weisser: Composer
  • 01-13Lester Sill: Pioneer music publisher / record producer
  • 01-13Steve Dunne: Northampton, Massachusetts -- Actor (Professional Father)
  • 01-15Gamal Abdel Nasser: President of Egypt (1954-1971)
  • 01-16Stirling Silliphant: Screenwriter
  • 01-17Joseph Walker Barr: Banker / politician
  • 01-18Adriano Mandarino Hypolito: Priest
  • 01-18Ton Brandsteder: CEO / founder (Sony Nederland)
  • 01-19John H Johnson: United States -- Publisher (Negro Digest, Ebony, Jet)
  • 01-21Geoffrey Dawes: Physiologist
  • 01-23Gertrude Belle Elion: NYC, New York -- Biochemist / drug researcher (Nobel 1988)
  • 01-24Gottfried von Einem: Bern, Switzerland -- Austrian composer (Dantons Tod)
  • 01-24John McLiam: Alberta, Canada -- Actor (Parker-Men From Shiloh)
  • 01-25Ken Mayers: Actor (Robbie Robertson-Space Patrol)
  • 01-26Nicolae Ceausescu: Romanian President (1967-90)
  • 01-27Elmore James: Musician (Dust My Broom)
  • 01-28Harry M Corbett: Bradford -- Puppeteer / entertainer (Sooty, Some People)
  • 01-28Suzanne Flon: Paris, France -- Actress (One Deadly Summer, Moulin Rouge)
  • 01-28Trevor Skeet: British MP
  • 01-28Vito Scotti: San Francisco, California -- Actor (Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park)
  • 01-28Wilson Ferreira Aldunate: Uruguayan politician / human rights worker
  • 01-29William Rigney: Baseball manager (SF Giants)
  • 01-30David Opatoshu: NYC, New York -- Actor (Bonino, Secret Empire, Masada)
  • 02-01Maurice Laing: Life President (John Laing)
  • 02-01Muriel Spark: Edinburgh, Scotland -- Novelist (Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)

People died in year of 1918

  • 01-02Sijbe K Bakker: Vicar / Theologist (Christian-Socialism), dies at 42
  • 01-06Georg F L P Cantor: German mathematician: collection, dies at 72
  • 01-08Michael Hertz: Composer, dies at 73
  • 01-28John McCrae: Canadian Poet / physician
  • 02-02John L Sullivan: Mass, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59
  • 02-06Gustav Klimt: Austrian Painter / cartoonist, dies at 55
  • 02-07Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev: Composer, dies at 68
  • 02-09Emiel van der Straeten [Delrue]: Flemish playwright, dies at 30
  • 02-17Wilfrid Laurier: Canadian Prime Minister (1896-1911)
  • 03-01Johan Gustaf Emil Sjogren: Composer, dies at 64
  • 03-09[Benjamin] Franc[lin] Wedekind: German writer / press sec, dies at 53
  • 03-13Karel Stecker: Composer, dies at 57
  • 03-15Jose Silvestre de los Dolores White Lafitte: Composer, dies at 82
  • 03-15Juliette Marie Olga Lili Boulanger: Composer, dies at 24
  • 03-15Lili Boulanger: Composer, dies at 24
  • 03-18Willem Coenen: Composer, dies at 80
  • 03-19Willem H de Beaufort: Dutch Historian / liberal politician, dies at 73
  • 03-23Cesar Cortinas: Composer, dies at 27
  • 03-24Theophile Ysaye: Composer, dies at 53
  • 03-25Claude A Debussy: French Composer (Iberia / La mer), dies in Paris at 55
  • 04-01Karl Fritjof Valentin: Composer, dies at 64
  • 04-05Paul Vidal de la Blanche: French geographer, dies at 73
  • 04-21"Red Baron" [Manfred von Richtofen]: Shot down in WWI at 25
  • 04-23Percy Thomson Dean: Lieutenant Commander, killed at Zeebrugge
  • 04-29Gavrilo Princip: Bosnian murderer of Archduke Ferdinand, dies at 22
  • 05-16Eusapia Palladino: Napolitan, dies at 64
  • 05-18Toivo Kuula: Composer, dies at 34
  • 05-27Henry Adams: US literature Historian (Esther), dies at 80
  • 05-30Georgi V Plechanov: Russian revolutionary theorist
  • 06-01Friedrich Richard Faltin: Composer, dies at 83

Events in year of 1919

  • 01-01Belorussian SSR established
  • 01-02Anti-British uprising in Ireland
  • 01-02Lithuania gains independence
  • 01-05National Socialist Party (Nazi) forms as German Farmers Party
  • 01-05Spartacus uprising in Berlin: state of siege
  • 01-113 year old German communist party (Spartacus) crushed
  • 01-11Romania annexes Transylvania
  • 01-13Dutch Soccer team OSV forms
  • 01-14John McGraw, Charles A Stoneham, and Judge MCQuade buy New York Giants
  • 01-152 million gallons of molasses flood Boston MA, drowning 21
  • 01-15Pianist and Statesman Ignace Paderewski becomes 1st Premier of Poland
  • 01-15Semana Tragica (Tragic Week): Bloodbath in Buenos Aires
  • 01-16Prohibition ratified by 3 / 4 of states; Nebraska is 36th
  • 01-18WW I Peace Congress opens in Versailles, France
  • 01-19"Tidal wave" of molasses 15 m high x 25 m wide kills dozens, Boston
  • 01-21Sinn Fein proclaims parliament of Free Ireland
  • 01-25Founding of League of Nations, 1st meeting 1 year later
  • 01-29Secretary of State proclaims 18th amendment (prohibition)
  • 01-30Reds hire Pat Moran as manager as Christy Mathewson, is still in France with US Army
  • 02-01Dodgers trade Jake Daubert to Reds for Tommy Griffith Daubert
  • 02-02Monarchist riot in Portugal
  • 02-03League of Nations 1st meeting (Paris)
  • 02-03Socialist conference convenes (Berne Switzerland)
  • 02-05NL President John Heydler dismisses charges that Hal Chase bet against his team and threw games in collusion with gamblers
  • 02-061st day of 5-day Seattle general strike
  • 02-11Friedrich Ebert (SPD), elected President of Germany
  • 02-14United Parcel Service forms
  • 02-15American Legion organizes in Paris
  • 02-18Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goals
  • 02-19Pan-African Congress, organized by W E B Du Bois (Paris)

People born in year of 1919

  • 01-01Carole Landis: Fairchild, Wisconsin -- Actress (One Million BC, Topper Returns)
  • 01-03Jesse White: Buffalo, New York -- Actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Million Dollar Mermaid)
  • 01-04Al "Jazbo" Collins: NYC, New York -- DJ (Tonight! America After Dark)
  • 01-06Sylvia Syms: US singer (Hello Dolly, Dream Girl, Them There Eyes)
  • 01-11Veda Ann Borg: Boston, Massachusetts -- Actress (Avalanche, Accomplice)
  • 01-13Army Archerd: Hollywood columnist / TV host (Movie Game)
  • 01-14Giulio Andreotti: 7 x Premier (Italy)
  • 01-16Bob Boucher: Kent, Ohio -- Orchestra leader (Music on Ice)
  • 01-18Juan Antonio Orrego-Salas: Santiago, Chile -- Composer
  • 01-19Anthony Dexter [Walter Fleischmann]: New Brunswick, Canada -- Actor (Valentino)
  • 01-19Dharam Singh: India -- Field hockey player (1964 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-20Alex Nicol: Ossining, New York -- Actor (Man From Laramie, Air Cadet)
  • 01-20Royalton Kisch: Conductor
  • 01-20Stepan Lucky: Composer
  • 01-21Jinx Falkenburg: Barcelona, Spain -- Actress (Masquerade Party)
  • 01-23Bob Paisley: English soccer player / trainer / manager of FC Liverpool
  • 01-23Nina Dumbadze: USSR -- Discus thrower (1952 Olympics - Bronze Medalist)
  • 01-24Leon Kirchner: Brooklyn, New York -- Opera composer (Lily)
  • 01-24Nora Beloff: Journalist / author
  • 01-25Edwin Newman: NYC, New York -- Newscaster / journalist / author (NBC-TV, Comment)
  • 01-25Patricia Louise Dalton: Chair (Sherlock Holmes Society of London)
  • 01-27H D Halsey: Bishop of Carlisle
  • 01-27Nina Milkina: Pianist
  • 01-29Norman F Simpson: British playwright (One Way Pendulum)
  • 01-30Robert Suter: Composer
  • 01-31Lord Lowry
  • 02-02Allie Reynolds: New York Yankee pitcher (1952 AL ERA leader (2.07))
  • 02-02Lisa Debeljevic-della Casa: Switzerland -- Vocalist
  • 02-04Frank van Klingeren: Dutch architect (De Meerpaal, Dronten)
  • 02-05Andrea George Papandreou: Greek Premier (1981-89, 93- )

People died in year of 1919

  • 01-06Theodore Roosevelt: 26th President (1901-09), dies in New York at 60
  • 01-08Peter Altenberg: Writer, dies at 59
  • 01-15Karl Liebknecht: Marxist revolutionary, murdered at 47
  • 01-15Rosa Luxemburg: Marxist revolutionary, murdered
  • 01-16Jaroslav Jeremias: Composer, dies at 19
  • 01-18John C F: Son of English King George V, dies at 13
  • 01-31Paul Lindau: German playwright / critic (Estimate), dies at 79
  • 02-02Xavier Henry Napoleon Leroux: Composer, dies at 55
  • 02-05Vasili V Rozanov: Russian philosopher / writer, dies at 62
  • 02-06Friedrich W Mengelberg: German Sculptor / painter, dies at 81
  • 02-15Pieter K Pel: Dutch internist (Pel-Ebstein fever), dies at 66
  • 02-21Giovanni Bolzoni: Composer, dies at 77
  • 02-21Habib Ullah Chan: Emir of Afghanistam (1901-19), murdered at 46
  • 02-21Karl von Hohenzollern: Prince of Belgium
  • 02-21Kurt Eisner: Premier Bayern (soc), murdered at 51
  • 02-24Josephine McGill: Composer, dies at 41
  • 03-05Jozef Surzynski: Composer, dies at 67
  • 03-08Auguste Tolbecque: Composer, dies at 88
  • 03-11Harald Fryklof: Composer, dies at 36
  • 03-16Sigurd von Koch: Composer, dies at 39
  • 03-23Jean HL Bossard: Actor / impresario (2 Orphans), dies at 45
  • 04-03Paul Geisler: Composer, dies at 62
  • 04-04William Crookes: English chemist / physicist (Crookes-pipe), dies at 86
  • 04-06Stefan Surzynski: Composer, dies at 63
  • 04-10Emiliano Zapata: Mexican leader, murdered at 39
  • 05-02Gustav Landauer: German socialist
  • 05-06Frank Lyman Baum: Author (Wizard of Oz), dies at 62
  • 05-17Bohumil Pazdirek: Composer, dies at 80
  • 05-20Jacob Verdam: Philosopher
  • 05-24Amado Nervo [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo]: Mexican poet, dies at 48