Thursday 8 August 1918US date format: 8/8/1918, UK date format: 8/8/1918
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 8, 1918). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include André Dufraisse (politician) .
Shifting Sands, directed by Albert Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 8 August 1918
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Which were the important events of 8 August 1918 ?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Gertrude E Durden Rush: US Composer / playwright, dies at 38.
- 6 US soldiers are surrounded by Germans in France, Alvin York is given command and shoots 20 Germans and captures 132 more
- Canada / Australian / British breakthrough with 600 tanks at Amiens
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1918 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Smiles - Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra
- If He Can Fight Like He Can Love (Good Night, Germany) - Farber Sisters
- Al Jolson - Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody