May 1915 calendar

May 1915

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 1915.
The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was H. H. Asquith (Liberal), Pope Benedict XV was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on May 1915: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1915?


  • 01 May 1915 British Lusitania leaves New York, for Liverpool.
  • 02 May 1915 Old Fordham Road in the Bronx renamed Landing Road.
  • 03 May 1915 The poem In Flanders Fields is written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.
  • 04 May 1915 Italy drops Triple Alliance with Austria-Hungaryb and Germany.
  • 05 May 1915 German U-20 sinks Earl of Lathom.
  • 06 May 1915 Allies attack Cape Helles, Hellespont.
  • 07 May 1915 World War I: German submarine SM U-20 sinks RMS Lusitania, killing 1,198 people including 128 Americans. Public reaction to the sinking turns many formerly pro-Germans in the United States against the German Empire.
  • 08 May 1915 41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4.
  • 09 May 1915 World War I: Second Battle of Artois between German and French forces.
  • 10 May 1915 Zeppelin drops hundred of bombs on Southend-on-Sea.
  • 12 May 1915 Croatians plunder Armenia, killing 250.
  • 15 May 1915 AT&T becomes 1st corporation to have 1 million stockholders
  • 17 May 1915 Last liberal British Government of Asquith falls.
  • 20 May 1915 Bataafsche Petroleum Me begins oil extraction of Maracaibo
  • 22 May 1915 Local train collides with troop train killing 226 (Gretna Scotland).
  • 23 May 1915 World War I: Italy joins the Allies after they declare war on Austria-Hungary.
  • 24 May 1915 Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations.
  • 25 May 1915 Chicago Claude Hendrix no-hits Pittsburgh (Federal League), 10-0.
  • 26 May 1915 H H Asquith forms a coalition government in England.
  • 28 May 1915 John B Gruelle patents Raggedy Ann doll.
  • 29 May 1915 Teófilo Braga becomes president of Portugal.
  • 31 May 1915 An LZ-38 Zeppelin makes an air raid on London.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in May 1915?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - The Song of Songs
  2. - Love's Dream After the Ball
  3. - There's a Little Spark of Love Still Burning
  4. - The Star-Spangled Banner
  5. - I Want to Go to Tokio


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Four Feathers

Four Feathers

Release year: 1915

Directed by: J. Searle Dawley

Starring: Edgar L. Davenport, Fuller Mellish, Ogden Childe, Howard Estabrook

Country: United States of America



Release year: 1915

Directed by: Raymond B. West

Starring: Clyde Tracy, Betty Burbridge, Kenneth Browne, J. Barney Sherry

Fanchon, the Cricket

Fanchon, the Cricket

Release year: 1915

Directed by: James Kirkwood

Starring: Mary Pickford, Jack Standing, Lottie Pickford, Gertrude Norman