On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1918

Historical Events

  • Reds manager Christy Mathewson suspects Hal Chase of taking bribes to fix games, and suspends him "for indifferent play"

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Aldrich, American director and producer (Dirty Dozen), born in Cranston, Rhode Island (d. 1983)
1918 Highlights

About August 9, 1918

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo