On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1918

Historical Events

  • The British House of Commons passes a new Military Service Bill, taking men up to 55 years old and extending to Ireland

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Gibson, British racing driver, born in Bourne, Lincolnshire (d. 2010)

Person of interestSpike Milligan

Spike Milligan, Irish-British actor and comedian (The Goon Show, 3 Musketeers), born in Ahmednagar, India (d. 2002)

Comedian and author Spike Milligan
Comedian and author
Spike Milligan

1918 Highlights

About April 16, 1918

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries