On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1918

Historical Events

  • Dover Patrol overthrows Germany U-boat in East Sea
  • Raid of Zeebrugge; the British navy attempts to block German vessels from leaving port by sinking obsolete ships - mostly fails

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Craxton, British TV producer, born in London (d. 1966)
  • Gordon Hirabayshi, American civil rights activist and WWII internment opponent (Hirabayshi v. United States), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2012)
  • Maurice Druon, French writer and journalist (Prix Goncourt), born in Paris (d. 2009)
1918 Highlights

About April 23, 1918

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus