August 1918 calendar

August 1918

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1918.
The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Lloyd George (Liberal), Pope Benedict XV was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1918: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1918?


  • 01 Aug 1918 British troops enter Vladivostok
  • 02 Aug 1918 Japan announces that it is deploying troops to Siberia in the aftermath of World War I.
  • 06 Aug 1918 Ferdinand Foch becomes marshal of France
  • 08 Aug 1918 Canada / Australian / British breakthrough with 600 tanks at Amiens
  • 09 Aug 1918 Reds manager Christy Mathewson suspects Hal Chase of taking bribes to fix games, and suspends him for indifferent play
  • 10 Aug 1918 Russian Revolution: The British commander in Archangel is told to help the White Russians.
  • 11 Aug 1918 Battle of Amiens ends in WW I, Allieds beat Germans.
  • 13 Aug 1918 Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist.
  • 15 Aug 1918 Russia severs diplomatic ties with US
  • 16 Aug 1918 US troops overthrows Archangelsk
  • 17 Aug 1918 British troops attack Baku Azerbaijan
  • 20 Aug 1918 Britain opens offensive on Western front during WW I.
  • 21 Aug 1918 World War I: The Second Battle of the Somme begins.
  • 24 Aug 1918 Chicago Cubs, win earliest pennent ever
  • 27 Aug 1918 Christy Mathewson resigns as Reds manager to accept a commission as a captain in chemical warfare branch of Army
  • 28 Aug 1918 Tris Speaker suspended for season due to assault on ump Tom Connolly
  • 29 Aug 1918 World War I: Bapaume taken by the New Zealand Division in the Hundred Days Offensive.
  • 30 Aug 1918 Czechoslovakia forms independence Republic
  • 31 Aug 1918 Boston Red Sox, win earliest AL pennent ever (season ended September 2)
  • 02 Aug 1918 The first general strike in Canadian history takes place in Vancouver.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1918?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody
  2. - Bring Back My Soldier Boy to Me
  3. - What are You Going to Do to Help the Boys?
  4. - Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody
  5. - If He Can Fight Like He Can Love (Good Night, Germany)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?