What Happened on August 26, 1918

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

Katherine Johnson (1918-2020)

American NASA mathematician (portrayed in film Hidden Figures), born in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

  • Louis Stotijn, Dutch bassoonist, and conductor (Residence Orchestra), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2013)
Born in 1918
1918 Highlights

About August 26, 1918

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 105 years and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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