On This Day

Birthdays in History in September 1918

  • Sep 2 Allen Drury, author (Advise & Consent-1960 Pulitzer Prize)
  • Sep 2 Martha Mitchell [nee Beall], wife of Attorney General John Mitchell, born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (d. 1976)

Person of interestPaul Harvey

Sep 4 Paul Harvey, American news commentator and radio broadcaster (Rest of the story), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2009)

ABC Radio Broadcaster Paul Harvey
ABC Radio Broadcaster
Paul Harvey
  • Sep 7 Robin Lorimer, Scottish publisher (New Testament from Greek into Scots), born in Glasgow (d. 1996)
  • Sep 8 Derek Barton, British organic chemist (Nobel 1969), born in Gravesend, Kent (d. 1998)
  • Sep 8 John F. Seiberling, American politician (Rep-D-OH, 1971-86), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • Sep 9 Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Italian President (1992-99), born in Novara, Italy (d. 2012)
  • Sep 11 Donald Blakeslee, American aviator who led 4th Fighter Group during World War II, born in Fairport Harbor, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • Sep 16 Mervyn Pike [Baroness Pike], politician (C), born in Castleford, West Yorkshire (d. 2004)
  • Sep 17 Chaim Herzog, 6th President of Israel (1983-93), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1997)
  • Sep 22 Hans Scholl, German resistance fighter (Die Weisse Rose)
  • Sep 24 Richard Hoggart, British author (The Uses of Literacy: Aspects of Working Class Life) and warden (Goldsmith's College London), born in Leeds, England (d. 2014)
  • Sep 26 Humphrey van Loo, Dutch news director (ANP/Reuter)
  • Sep 27 Malcolm Shepherd [2nd Baron Shepherd], Politician (L) and Leader of the House of Lords (1974-76), born in Blackburn, Lancashire (d. 2001)
  • Sep 27 Martin Ryle, Britain, radio astronomer/astronomer royal (1972-82)
  • Sep 30 Lewis Nixon, WWII Veteran (d. 1996)

About September 1918

How Old? 102 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Signs: Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22), Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22)