What Happened on April 8, 1918

Famous Birthdays

Betty Ford

Betty [Bloomer] Ford, US 1st lady (1974-77) and founder of the Betty Ford Center clinic, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)

  • Glendon Swarthout, American novelist (Where The Boys Are; The Shootist), born in Pickney, Massachusetts (d. 1992)
  • Lenore Engdahl, American classical pianist, and educator (Boston University School of Music, 1972–83), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2018)
1918 Highlights

About April 8, 1918

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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