What Happened on October 8, 1918

Historical Events

Sgt. Alvin York Kills 25 German Soldiers

American soldier Alvin York single-handedly attacks German gun nest, killing at least 25 and capturing 132 Germans

Famous Birthdays

  • Jens Christian Skou, Danish scientist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1997), born in Lemvig, Denmark (d. 2018)
  • Ron Randell, Australian actor (Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2005)
1918 Highlights

About October 8, 1918

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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