On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1918

Historical Events

  • Christy Mathewson resigns as Reds manager to accept a commission as a captain in chemical warfare branch of Army
  • Dr Joseph L Johnson named as US minister to Liberia
  • Spanish flu arrives in Boston, beginning of the second wave and deadliest wave in the US

Famous Birthdays

  • Lord Winstanley, British MP (Labour) (d. 1993)
1918 Highlights

About August 27, 1918

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo