On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1918

Historical Events

  • Winchell Smith & Frank Bacon's comedic play "Lightnin'" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Katherine Johnson, American NASA mathematician (portrayed in film Hidden Figures), born in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia (d. 2020)
  • Louis Stotijn, Dutch bassoonist, and conductor (Residence Orchestra), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2013)
1918 Highlights

About August 26, 1918

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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