On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1918

Historical Events

  • World War I: The Allies launch the Hundred Days Offensive, beginning with the Battle of Amiens where 500 tanks and 10 Allied divisions attacked German lines

Famous Deaths

  • Gertrude E Durden Rush, American composer/playwright, dies at 38
1918 Highlights

About August 8, 1918

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo