What Happened on August 8, 1918

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 6 US soldiers surrounded by Germans in France, Alvin York given command, shoots 20 Germans and captures 132 more
  • WW I: The Battle of Amiens begins - Canada, Australian and British breakthrough with 600 tanks

Famous Deaths

  • Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright, dies at 38