On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1918

Historical Events


Battle of InterestSgt. Alvin York Kills 25 German Soldiers

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

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Painting of Sergeant Alvin York firing at the German soldiers in France
Painting of Sergeant Alvin York firing at the German soldiers in France
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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? 102 years, 9 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra