On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1918

Historical Events

Sports History

Cleveland center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play

  • The People's Council of Latvia proclaims the independence of the new country of Latvia

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? 103 years, 7 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries