On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1918

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the following day

World War I Fighter Ace The Red Baron
World War I Fighter Ace
The Red Baron

Famous Birthdays

  • June Storey, Canadian-born American actress (South of the Border), born in Toronto (d. 1991)

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Ferdinand Braun, German inventor, co-developed wireless telegraphy (Nobel 1909), dies at 67
  • Reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies
1918 Highlights

About April 20, 1918

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus