On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1918

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Inventor of the Zeppelin Ferdinand von Zeppelin
Inventor of the Zeppelin
Ferdinand von Zeppelin

Famous Birthdays

  • Betty Oliphant, Canadian ballerina (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? 101 years, 11 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo