On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1918

Historical Events

  • World War I: US and French forces launch Aisne-Marne offensive

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestNelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, South African anti-apartheid activist, political prisoner (1962-90) and President of South Africa (1994-99), born in Mvezo, Umtatu, South Africa (d. 2013)

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela

Famous Deaths

  • Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna (b. 1864)
1918 Highlights

About July 18, 1918

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer