May 1918 calendar

May 1918

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 1918.
The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Lloyd George (Liberal), Pope Benedict XV was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on May 1918: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1918?


  • 01 May 1918 German troops enter Don province they take Rostov May 6.
  • 02 May 1918 General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.
  • 10 May 1918 HMS Vindictive sunk to block entrance of Ostend Harbor.
  • 11 May 1918 44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8.
  • 14 May 1918 Sunday baseball is made legal in Washington DC.
  • 15 May 1918 1st airmail postal service (NY, Philadelphia & Washington DC)
  • 16 May 1918 The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government an imprisonable offense.
  • 18 May 1918 Netherlands Indian Volksraad installed in Batavia.
  • 19 May 1918 Washington's first Sunday game, Senators beat Cleveland 1-0 in 18 innings.
  • 20 May 1918 The small town of Codell, Kansas is hit for the third year in a row by a tornado. Coincidentally, all three tornadoes hit on May 20, 1916, 1917, and 1918 respectively.
  • 21 May 1918 House of Representatives passes amendment allowing women to vote.
  • 23 May 1918 King Oil / Shell refinery on Curacao officially opens
  • 24 May 1918 Cleveland beats New York Yankees 3-2 in 19 inning.
  • 26 May 1918 Georgian Social Democratic Republic declares independence from Russia.
  • 27 May 1918 Battle of Aisne.
  • 28 May 1918 Tatars declares Azerbaijan, in Russian Caucasus, independent.
  • 29 May 1918 Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarapat.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in May 1918?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - On the Road to Home Sweet Home
  2. - Everybody's Crazy 'Bout the Doggone Blues (But I'm Happy)
  3. - The Siren's Song
  4. - In the Land O Yamo Yamo
  5. - Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Cecilia of the Pink Roses

Cecilia of the Pink Roses

Release year: 1918

Directed by: Julius Steger

Starring: Marion Davies, Harry Benham, Edward O'Connor, Willette Kershaw



Release year: 1918

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Isabel Berwin, Nora Cecil, Marguerite Clark, William J. Gross