On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1918

Historical Events

  • Czechoslovakia forms independent republic

Assassination Attempt

Fanya Kaplan attempts but fails to assassinate Lenin, new leader of Soviet Russia

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Johnson, American baseball player, born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 2006)

Ted Williams

Ted Williams, American baseball player and last player in MLB to bat over .400 in a single season (Red Sox, AL MVP '46, '49; Trip Crown '42, '47), born in San Diego, California (d. 2002)


1918 Highlights

About August 30, 1918

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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