On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in August 1918

  • Aug 21 Billy Reay, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2004)

Person of interestTed Williams

Aug 30 Ted Williams, American baseball player and last player in MLB to bat over .400 in a single season (Red Sox, AL MVP '46, '49; Trip Crown '42, '47), born in San Diego, California (d. 2002)

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Aug 30 Billy Johnson, American baseball player, born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 2006)

About August 1918

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

Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Signs: Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22), Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)