On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1918

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

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? 103 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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