On This Day

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

Person of interestArt Carney

Art Carney, American Emmy and Oscar winner actor (The Honeymooners - "Ed Norton"; Harry and Tonto -"Harry"), 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
1918 Highlights

About November 4, 1918

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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