On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1918

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cleveland center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play

Baseball Player Tris Speaker
Baseball Player
Tris Speaker

Famous Birthdays

  • Cliff Hillegass, American publisher (Cliffsnotes), born in Rising City, Nebraska (d. 2001)
  • Róbert Zimonyi, Hungarian-American rowing coxswain (Olympic gold 1964), born in Sárvár, Hungary (d. 2004)
  • Roger de Grey, British landscape painter and President of Royal Academy (1984-93) (d. 1995)
  • Tony Mottola, American jazz guitarist, born in Kearney, New Jersey (d. 2004)
1918 Highlights

About April 18, 1918

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries