On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1918

Historical Events

  • Altar dedicated at full-scale replica of Stonehenge at Maryhill, Washington

Famous Birthdays

  • Abigail Van Buren [Pauline Phillips], American columnist and radio show host known for "Dear Abby" advice column, twin sister of fellow advice columnist Ann Landers (Eppie Lederer), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 2013)
  • Alec Bedser, English cricketer (mighty post-war England medium-pacer), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 2010)
  • Ann Landers [Eppie Lederer], American advice columnist "Ask Ann Landers," twin sister of fellow advice columnist "Dear Abby" (Abigail Van Buren), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 2002)
  • Buster Davis, American choral director (Garry Moore Show), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • Eric Bedser, English cricketer (bro of Alec, Surrey bowler but not England), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 2006)
  • Johnnie Parsons, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500, 1950; AAA/USAC Championship, 1949), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1984)
  • Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, King of Tonga (1965-2006), born in Royal Palace, Nuku'alofa, Tonga (d. 2006)
1918 Highlights

About July 4, 1918

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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