On This Day

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, American Tony and Academy Award-winning lyricist (with Frederick Lerner - My Fair Lady; Gigi; Camelot), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • Lucrecia Roces Kasilag, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WWI), dies at 36
1918 Highlights

About August 31, 1918

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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