On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1918

Historical Events

  • 1st full length cartoon (Sinking of Lusitania)

Famous Birthdays

  • Fay Honey Knopp, American activist (founded a Quaker ministry for men and women in prisons), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1995)
  • Florian Zabach, American musician and TV personality (Hot Canary, Club Embassy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Raymond Gallois-Montbrun, French violinist and composer, born in Saigon, Vietnam (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Heinrich K√∂selitz [Peter Gast], German composer, dies at 64
1918 Highlights

About August 15, 1918

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo