On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1918

Historical Events

  • Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Denis Smallwood, British air chief marshal, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1997)
  • Frederick Sanger, British biochemist (Sanger sequencing, Nobel Prize 1958, 1980), born in Rendcomb, Gloucestershire, England (d. 2013)
  • John Bunting, Australian diplomat and senior civil servant, born in Ballarat, Victoria (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Luther Gulick, American Basketball Hall of Fame contributor (basketball pioneer; international official), dies at 53
1918 Highlights

About August 13, 1918

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo