What Happened on August 31, 1918

Historical Events

  • Boston Red Sox, win earliest AL pennent ever (season ended Sept 2)

Famous Birthdays

Alan Jay Lerner (1918-1986)

American Tony and Academy Award-winning lyricist (with Frederick Loewe - My Fair Lady; Gigi; Camelot), and screenwriter, born in NYC, New York

  • Lucrecia Roces Kasilag, Filipina composer (Filiasiana), concert pianist, and educator (Bayanihan Dance Company), born in San Fernando, Philippines (d. 2008)
Born in 1918

Famous Deaths

  • Joe English, Irish-Flemish draftsman, painter, and soldier (designed WWI gravestones), dies of appendicitis at 36
1918 Highlights

About August 31, 1918

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 105 years and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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