What Happened on August 5, 1918

Historical Events

Historic Event

World War I: the last German air raid on England occurs, with four Zeppelin airships dropping bombs in the Midlands and North East England

Famous Birthdays

  • Betty Oliphant, British-Canadian ballerina, co-founded of National Ballet School of Canada, born in London, England (d. 2004)
  • Tom Drake [Alfred Sinclair Alderdice], American actor (Meet Me In St. Louis; Warlock), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1982)
1918 Highlights

About August 5, 1918

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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