What Happened on August 18, 1917

Historical Events

  • A Great Fire in Thessaloniki, Greece destroys 32% of the city leaving 70,000 individuals homeless.
  • Dutch Naval Air Force forms (MLD)

Event of Interest

The Queen's Hospital opens to provide pioneering plastic surgery for WWI soldiers, led by Harold Gillies in Sidcup, England

1917 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Casper Weinberger, American politician and businessman (US Secretary of Defense under Reagan 1981-87), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2006)
Born in 1917

About August 18, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo