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

Guy Gibson (1918-1944)

British aviator who led the Dambusters Raid (Victoria Cross), born in Simla, India

  • Margaret Burbidge, British-American astronomer & educator (faint object spectrograph of the Hubble Space), born in Davenport, England (d. 2020) [1]
  • Sid Bernstein, music producer and concert promoter (Beatles; Rolling Stones), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
Born in 1918

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? 105 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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