What Happened on November 4, 1918

Strange Meeting for War Poet Owen's Brother

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

Art CarneyArt Carney (1918-2003)

American Emmy and Oscar winner actor (The Honeymooners - "Ed Norton"; Harry and Tonto -"Harry"), born in Mount Vernon, New York

  • Cameron Mitchell, American actor (The High Chaparral), born in Dallastown, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
Born in 1918

Famous Deaths

  • Andrew Dickson White, American historian and educator, 1st President of Cornell University, dies at 85

Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen (1893-1918)

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

About November 4, 1918

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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