On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1918

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Irving Berlin's musical "Yip Yip Yaphank" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Rowles [Hunter], American jazz pianist and composer (The Peacocks), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1996)
  • Shankar Dayal Sharma, Indian politician, ninth President of India (1992-97), born in Bhopal, British India (d. 1999)
1918 Highlights

About August 19, 1918

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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