On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1918

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

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? 102 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo