On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1918

Historical Events

  • WWI: Allies defeat Germans at the Battle of Amiens - the last great battle on the Western Front

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestGuy Gibson

Guy Gibson, British aviator who led the Dambusters (Victoria Cross), born in Simla, India (d. 1944)

RAF Pilot Guy Gibson
RAF Pilot
Guy Gibson
  • Margaret Burbidge, British-American astronomer & educator, born in Davenport, England
  • Sid Bernstein, music producer/promoter (Beatles, Rolling Stones), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • Anna Held, Polish-born French actress and singer (A Parisian Model), dies of cancer at 46
1918 Highlights

About August 12, 1918

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo