On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1918

Historical Events

Historic Event

Adolf Hitler receives the Iron Cross first class for bravery on the recommendation of his Jewish superior, Lieutenant Hugo Gutmann

Famous Birthdays

  • Iceberg Slim (a.k.a. Robert Beck), African-American author, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1992)
1918 Highlights

About August 4, 1918

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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