On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1918

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin

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? 102 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo