October 1918 calendar

October 1918

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in October 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 October 1918: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1918?


  • 01 Oct 1918 World War I: Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence (a/k/a ''Lawrence of Arabia'') capture Damascus.
  • 03 Oct 1918 Czar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria does distance of throne
  • 04 Oct 1918 Musical Sometime with Mae West premieres in New York City
  • 06 Oct 1918 US ship Otranto sinks between Scotland and Ireland, 425 die
  • 08 Oct 1918 World War I: In the Argonne Forest in France, United States Corporal Alvin C. York leads an attack that kills 25 German soldiers and captures 132.
  • 09 Oct 1918 Landgrave Friedrich Karl of Hessen-Kassel is elected King of Finland.
  • 11 Oct 1918 Puerto Rico earthquake: The city of Mayagüez and adjacent towns are nearly destroyed by a 7.5 earthquake and a tsunami.
  • 12 Oct 1918 Forest fire in Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin kills about 800
  • 13 Oct 1918 Mehmed Talat Pasha and the Young Turk (C.U.P.) ministry resign and sign an armistice, ending Ottoman participation in World War I.
  • 15 Oct 1918 British Q-ship Cymric sinks British submarine J6
  • 17 Oct 1918 De Kooy airport in the Netherlands opens
  • 18 Oct 1918 Czechoslovakia declares Independence from Austro-Hungarian Empire
  • 20 Oct 1918 Germans, aimed at an armistice, Germans agree to further concessions
  • 21 Oct 1918 Margaret Owen sets world typing speed record of 170 wpm for one min.
  • 23 Oct 1918 Actor Charlie Chaplin (29) weds Mildred Harris
  • 25 Oct 1918 Canadian steamship "Princess Sophia" hit a reef off Alaska, 398 die.
  • 26 Oct 1918 Soldier revolt at Harskamp Veluwe
  • 28 Oct 1918 World War I: Czechoslovakia is granted independence from Austria-Hungary marking the beginning of independent Czechoslovak state, after 300 years.
  • 29 Oct 1918 The German High Seas Fleet is incapacitated when sailors mutiny on the night of the 29th-30th, an action which would trigger the German revolution.
  • 30 Oct 1918 Slovakia asks for creation of Czechoslovakian state.
  • 31 Oct 1918 Spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in US in 1 week
  • 01 Oct 1918 World War I: The Egyptian Expeditionary Force captures Damascus.
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Music charts

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

  1. - After You've Gone
  2. - One for All and All for One
  3. - While You're Away
  4. - Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning
  5. - Good-Bye, Mother Machree


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?