On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 1918

Historical Events

  • Alick Wickham dives 200' into Australia's Yarra River
  • Crépy-en-Laonnoise: German artillery shells Paris, 256 killed
  • German forces advance 14 miles to the Somme River (WW1)
  • Lithuania proclaims independence
  • Paris bombs "Thick Bertha's Dike" (nickname for the widow Krupp)

Famous Deaths

  • César Cortinas, Uruguayan composer, dies at 27
1918 Highlights

About March 23, 1918

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries