On This Day

What Happened on November 4, 1918

Day of the Week: Monday

Article: Strange Meeting for War Poet Owen's Brother

Historical Events

  • The Allied armistice with Austria-Hungary, signed 3 November, goes into effect

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestArt Carney

Art Carney, American actor (Ed Norton-Honeymooners), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2003)

Actor Art Carney
Art Carney
  • Cameron Mitchell, American actor (The High Chaparral), born in Dallastown, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Andrew Dickson White, American historian and educator, 1st President of Cornell University, dies at 85
  • Wilfred Owen, English soldier and anti-war poet (Anthem for Doomed Youth, Futility), killed in action at 25 during the crossing of the Sambre–Oise Canal, exactly one week before the signing of the Armistice