On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1918

Historical Events

  • Nova Aquila, brightest nova since Kepler's nova of 1604, discovered

Famous Birthdays

  • John D. Roberts, American chemist, received American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal (2013), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Robert Preston [Meservey], American actor (Music Man, Mame, Last Starfighter), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1987)
1918 Highlights

About June 8, 1918

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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