On This Day

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)

Famous Birthdays

  • Casper Weinberger, US Secretary of Defense (1981-87)
1917 Highlights

About August 18, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo