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Ab urbe condita 2671
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Bahá'í calendar 74 – 75
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Hebrew calendar 5678 5679
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 - Vikram Samvat 1973 – 1974
 - Shaka Samvat 1840 – 1841
 - Kali Yuga 5019 – 5020
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(大正 7年)

 - Imperial Year Kōki 2578
Julian calendar 1963
Korean calendar 4251
Thai solar calendar 2461
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Year 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar.


Below, events of World War Ihave the "WWI" prefix.

February 16: The Act of Independence of Lithuania



  • February 5 – The SS Tuscania is torpedoed off the Irish coast, it is the first ship carrying American troops to Europe to be torpedoed and sunk.

February 23: Estonian Declaration of Independence


  • March 1 – The German submarine U-19 sinks the HMS Calgarian off Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland.
  • March 3 – WWI: Germany, Austria and Bolshevist Russia sign the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, ending Russia's involvement in the war.
  • March 4 – A soldier at Camp Fuston, Kansas falls sick with the first confirmed case of the Spanish flu.
  • March 5Soviet Russia moves its national capital from Petrograd to Moscow.
  • March 6 – The Finnish Air Force is founded. The blue swastika is adopted as its symbol as a tribute to the Swedish explorer and aviator Eric von Rosen, who donated the first plane. Von Rosen had painted the Buddhist symbol on the plane as his personal lucky insignia.
  • March 7 – WWI: Finland forms an alliance with Germany.
  • March 12Moscow becomes the capital of Soviet Russia.
  • March 19 – The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time (DST goes into effect on March 31).
  • March 21 – WWI: The Second Battle of the Somme begins.
  • March 23
    • The giant German cannon, the so-called Paris Gun, begins to shell Paris from 114 km (71 mi) away.
    • In London at the Wood Green Empire, Chung Ling Soo (William E Robinson, U.S.-born magician) dies during his trick where he is supposed to "catch" two separate bullets – but one of them perforates his lung. He dies the following morning in a hospital.
    • The Social Revolutionary Party declares Belarus independent; Bolshevik armies soon crush them.
  • March 25
    • Belarus declares independence.
    • Dr. Karl Muck, music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, is arrested under the Alien Enemies Act and imprisoned for the duration of WWI.
  • March 27Bessarabia votes to become part of Romania.


  • April 1 – The Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service are merged to form the Royal Air Force.
  • April 5Sālote succeeds as Queen of Tonga; she will remain on the throne until her death in 1965.
  • April 21Manfred Von Richthofen, "The Red Baron", WWI's most successful fighter pilot, dies in combat at Morlancourt Ridge near the Somme River.


  • May 1 – German troops enter Don province; they take Rostov May 6.
  • May 2General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.
  • May 11 – The Mountainous Republic of the Northern Caucasus is officially established.
  • May 15
    • The United States Post Office Department (later renamed the United States Postal Service) begins the 3rd regular airmail service in the world (between New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, DC), the 1st being from Allahabad to Naini Junction in India on the 18th February 1911 and the 2nd being from London to Windsor Castle on the 22nd June 1911.
    • End of the Finnish Civil War.
  • May 16 – The Sedition Act of 1918 is approved by the U.S. Congress.
  • May 20 – The small town of Codell, Kansas is hit for the third year in a row by a tornado. Coincidentally, all three tornadoes hit on May 20, 1916, 1917, and 1918 respectively.
  • May 21Army Aviation Section separated from Signal Corps and divided into the Division of Military Aeronautics and the Bureau of Aircraft Production.
  • May 26 – The Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic is abolished. Georgia declares its independence as the Democratic Republic of Georgia.
  • May 27 – The Third Battle of the Aisne commences.
  • May 28Armenia and Azerbaijan declare their independence as the Democratic Republic of Armenia and the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic respectively.


Austro-Hungarian battleship Szent István sunk by Italian torpedo boats

Bundesarchiv Bild 134-C2280, Szent István, Sinkendes Linienschiff.jpg

  • June 1 – WWI: The Battle for Belleau Wood begins.
  • June 10 – WWI: The Austro-Hungarian dreadnought battleship SMS Szent István is sunk by two Italian MAS motor torpedo boats off the Dalmatian coast.
  • June 12Grand Duke Michael of Russia is murdered, thereby becoming the first of the Romanovs to be murdered by the Bolsheviks.
  • June 22 – Suspects in the Chicago Restaurant Poisonings are arrested, and more than 100 waiters are taken into custody, for poisoning restaurant customers with a lethal powder called Mickey Finn.


  • July 3 – The Siberian Expedition is launched to extract the Czechoslovak Legion from the Russian Civil War.
  • July 4Mehmed VI (1918–1922) succeeds Mehmed V (Resad) (1909–1918) as Ottoman Sultan.
  • July 9Great train wreck of 1918: In Nashville, Tennessee, an inbound local train collides with an outbound express, killing 101.
  • July 12 –, The Japanese Imperial Navy battle ship Kawachi blows up at Shunan, western Honshu, Japan killing at least 621.
  • July 13 – The National Czechoslovak Committee is established.
  • July 15 – WWI – Second Battle of the Marne: The battle begins near the River Marne with a German attack.
  • July 17
    • Shooting of the Romanov family: By order of the Bolshevik Party and carried out by the Cheka, Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra Feodorovna, their children, Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, and Alexei, and retainers are executed at the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
    • WWI: RMS Carpathia is torpedoed and sunk off the east coast of Ireland by German submarine U-55; 218 of the 223 on board are rescued.[1]


  • August – The Spanish Flu (influenza) becomes pandemic; over 30 million people die in the following 6 months (almost twice as many as died during the war).
  • August 1 – British anti-Bolshevik forces occupy Archangel, Russia.
  • August 8 – WWI – Battle of Amiens: Canadian and Australian troops begin a string of almost continuous victories with a push through the German front lines. German General Erich Ludendorff later calls this the "black day of the German Army."
  • August 10Russian Revolution: The British commander in Archangel is told to help the White Russians.
  • August 27Battle of Ambos Nogales: U.S. Army forces skirmish against Mexican Carrancistas and their German advisors in the only battle of World War I fought on American soil.
  • August 30
    • 20,000 London policemen strike for increased pay and union recognition.
    • Russian Revolution: Vladmir Lenin is shot by Fanya Kaplan, but he survives. Moisei Uritsky, the Petrograd head of the Cheka, is assassinated the same day.


  • September – British armies and their Arab allies roll into Syria.
  • September 11 – The Boston Red Sox defeat the Chicago Cubs for the 1918 World Series championship, their last World Series win until 2004.
  • September 29Bulgaria requests an armistice in WWI.


  • October – Mammy Lou becomes the oldest person to ever star in a film, at age 114.
  • October 3 – Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany appoints Max von Baden German chancellor.
  • October 3 – King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria abdicates in the wake of the Bulgarian military collapse in WWI. He is succeeded by his son, Boris III.
  • October 4Wilhelm II of Germany forms a new more liberal government to sue for peace.
  • October 8 – WWI: In the Forest of Argonne in France, U.S. Corporal Alvin C. York almost single-handedly kills 25 German soldiers and captures 132.
  • October 9 – Landgrave Friedrich Karl of Hessen-Kassel is elected King of Finland.
  • October 11Puerto Rico earthquake: The city of Mayagüez and adjacent towns are nearly destroyed by a 7.5 earthquake and a tsunami.
  • October 12Cloquet Fire: The city of Cloquet, Minnesota and nearby areas are destroyed in a fire, killing 453.
  • October 18 – The Washington Declaration proclaims the independent Czechoslovak Republic.
  • October 25 – The steamer Princess Sophia sinks on Vanderbilt Reef near Juneau, Alaska; 353 people die in the greatest maritime disaster in the Pacific Northwest.
  • October 28
  • October 29Wilhelmshaven mutiny of the German High Fleet.
  • October 30
    • The Martin Declaration is published, including Slovakia in the formation of the Czecho-Slovak state.
    • The Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen is granted independence from the Ottoman Empire by the Armistice of Mudros.
  • October 31 – The Hungarian government terminates the personal union with Austria, officially dissolving the Austro-Hungarian empire.


  • November – The Allied fleet enters Constantinople.
  • November 1
    • Malbone Street Wreck: The worst rapid transit accident in world history occurs under the intersection of Malbone Street and Flatbush Avenue, in Brooklyn, New York City, with at least 93 dead.
    • Ruthenia in eastern Czechoslovakia declares a brief independence.
  • November 3
    • WWI: Austria-Hungary enters an armistice with the Allies.
    • Poland declares its independence from Russia.
    • German Revolution: Sailors in the German fleet at Kiel mutiny and throughout northern Germany soldiers and workers begin to establish revolutionary councils on the Russian soviet model.
  • November 4 – WWI: Austria-Hungary surrenders to Italy.
  • November 6 – A new Polish government is proclaimed in Lublin.
  • November 7 – King Ludwig of Bavaria flees his country.
  • November 8 – The German army withdraws its support of the Kaiser.
  • November 9
    • Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany abdicates and chooses to live in exile in the Netherlands.
    • Provisional National Council Minister-President Kurt Eisner declares Bavaria to be a republic.
    • British battleship HMS Britannia is sunk by German submarine U-50 off Trafalgar with the loss of around fifty lives, the last major naval engagement of WWI.

Signatories to the Armistice with Germany (Compiègne), ending WWI, pose outside Marshal Foch's railway carriage.

Front page of The New York Times on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918.

  • November 11
    • WWI ends: Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies between 5:12 AM and 5:20 AM in Marshal Foch’s railroad car in Compiègne Forest in France. It becomes official on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.[2]
    • Poland regains independence after 123 years of partitions. Józef Piłsudski is appointed Commander-in-Chief.
    • Emperor Charles I of Austria gives up his absolute power but does not abdicate.
  • November 12Austria becomes a republic.
  • November 14
  • November 16
    • Hungary declares independence from Austria.
    • The Hungarian Democratic Republic is declared.
  • November 18Latvia declares its independence from Russia.
  • November 22
    • The Spartacist League founds the German Communist Party.
  • November 26 – The Podgorica Assembly votes for a "union of the people", declaring its union with the Kingdom of Serbia.
  • November 28Estonian Freedom War: Bolshevist Russia invades Estonia, beginning the war. A socialist republic is established in Narva the next day.
  • November 29Serbia annexes Montenegro
  • November 30Ernest Ansermet conducts the first concert by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.


  • December 1
    • Iceland regains independence, yet remains in personal union with the King of Denmark, who also becomes the King of Iceland until 1944.
    • New voting laws in Sweden makes votes no longer dependent on taxable assets, each adult having one vote.
    • The Union of Alba Iulia is proclaimed: Following the March 27 incorporation of Bessarabia and Bucovina, Transylvania unites with Romania.
    • The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (which later became the Kingdom of Yugoslavia) is proclaimed.
  • December 4President Woodrow Wilson departs by ship to the Paris Peace Conference, becoming the first United States President to travel to any foreign country while holding office.
  • December 5 – The British light cruiser HMS Cassandra strikes a mine and sinks in the Gulf of Finland while aiding Estonia against the Bolsheviks, with eleven sailors killed.
  • December 14Friedrich Karl renounces the Finnish throne.
  • December 20Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk returns to the Czechoslovak Republic.
  • December 27Great Poland Uprising: The Poles in Greater Poland (or Grand Duchy of Poznań) rise up against the Germans.
  • December 28Constance Markievicz, while detained in Holloway prison, becomes the first woman to be elected MP to the British House of Commons. She did not take her seat, along with the other Sinn Féin TDs members.
  • December 31 – A British-brokered ceasefire ends two weeks of fighting between Armenians and Georgians.

Date unknown[]

  • The Grand Duchy of Baden ceases to exist.
  • The British occupy Palestine.
  • The Native American Church is formally founded.
  • The Association Against the Prohibition Amendment is founded to promote repeal of prohibition in the U.S.
  • United Business Media is founded in London (as United Newspapers Ltd.)



  • January 1Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 2000)
  • January 8Alma Ziegler, American female professional baseball player (d. 2005)
  • January 10Arthur Chung, President of Guyana (d. 2008)
  • January 15
    • Gamal Abdal Nasser, 2nd President of Egypt (d. 1970)
    • Joao Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo, former President of Brazil (d. 1999)
  • January 16
    • Nel Benschop, Dutch poet (d. 2005)
    • Stirling Silliphant, American writer and producer (d. 1996)
    • Allan Ekelund, Swedish film producer (d. 2009)
  • January 17George M. Leader, American politician
  • January 19
    • John H. Johnson, American publisher (d. 2005)
    • Peter Hobbs, American actor (d. 2011)
  • January 20
    • Juan García Esquivel, Mexican bandleader (d. 2002)
    • Nevin S. Scrimshaw, American clinical
  • January 21
    • Richard D. Winters, U.S. Army officer (d. 2011)
    • Chichay, Filipino actress (d. 1993)
  • January 22Elmer Lach, Canadian ice hockey player
  • January 23Gertrude B. Elion, American scientist recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1999)
  • January 24Oral Roberts, American neo-Pentecostal televangelist (d. 2009)
  • January 25Ernie Harwell, American baseball sportscaster (d. 2010)
  • January 26
    • Nicolae Ceauşescu, Romanian dictator (d. 1989)
    • Philip José Farmer, American writer (d. 2009)
    • Vito Scotti, American character actor (d. 1996)
  • January 27
    • Skitch Henderson, English-born musician and bandleader (d. 2005)
    • Elmore James, American musician (d. 1963)
  • January 29John Forsythe, American actor (Dynasty) (d. 2010)
  • February 1Muriel Spark, Scottish author (d. 2006)
  • February 2Hella Haasse, Dutch writer (d. 2011)
  • February 3
    • Joey Bishop, American entertainer, member of the Rat Pack (d. 2007)
    • Shlomo Goren, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel (d. 1994)
    • Helen Stephens, American runner (d. 1994)
  • February 4Ida Lupino, English actress, screenwriter, director/producer (d. 1995)
  • February 6Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author (d. 2007)
  • February 7Markey Robinson, Irish painter (d. 1999)
  • February 8Fred Blassie, American professional wrestler and novelty singer (Pencil Neck Geek) (d. 2003)
  • February 12Julian Schwinger, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
  • February 15Allan Arbus, American actor (M*A*S*H)
  • February 16Patty Andrews, American singer (The Andrews Sisters)
  • February 17William Bronk, American poet (d. 1999)
  • February 22
    • Don Pardo, American TV announcer (Saturday Night Live)
    • Robert Pershing Wadlow, American tallest man record-holder (d. 1940)
    • Charlie Finley, American owner of the Oakland A's 1960–80 (d. 1996)
  • February 25
    • Barney Ewell, American athlete (d. 1996)
    • Bobby Riggs, American tennis player (d. 1995)
  • February 26
    • Theodore Sturgeon, American writer (d. 1985)
    • Otis R. Bowen, American politician
  • February 28Alfred Burke, British actor d. 2011


Image of President Woodrow Wilson created by 21,000 soldiers at Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, Ohio

  • March 1
    • Roger Delgado, British actor (d. 1973)
    • João Goulart, President of Brazil (d. 1976)
  • March 3
    • Arthur Kornberg, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 2007)
    • Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrian (d. 2000)
  • March 4Margaret Osborne duPont, former American female tennis player
  • March 5
    • Shlomo Lorincz, member of Israeli Knesset for Agudat Yisrael (d. 2009)
    • James Tobin, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)
  • March 9
    • George Lincoln Rockwell, American Nazi leader (d. 1967)
    • Mickey Spillane, American writer (d. 2006)
  • March 10Günther Rall, German ace fighter pilot (d. 2009)
  • March 11Jack Coe, American evangelist (d. 1956)
  • March 12Elaine de Kooning, American artist (d. 1989)
  • March 15William McIntyre, Canadian Puisne Justice (d. 2009)
  • March 16Frederick Reines, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
  • March 17Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (d. 2004)
  • March 18Bob Broeg, American sports writer (d. 2005)
  • March 20Jack Barry, American television game show host and producer (d. 1984)
  • March 22Cheddi Jagan, President of Guyana (d. 1997)
  • March 23Émile Derlin Zinsou, President of Benin
  • March 25Howard Cosell, American attorney, lecturer, and sports journalist (d. 1995)
  • March 29
    • Pearl Bailey, African-American singer and actress (d. 1990)
    • Shirley Jameson, American female baseball player (d. 1993)
    • Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart (d. 1992)
  • March 30 – Joseph Allen Jr., American actor (d. 1962)
  • April 8Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States (d. 2011)
  • April 9Jørn Utzon, Danish architect (d. 2008)
  • April 16Spike Milligan, Irish comedian (d. 2002)
  • April 17William Holden, American actor (d. 1981)
  • April 18
    • Clifton Hillegass, American author, founder of CliffsNotes (d. 2001)
    • Gabriel Axel, Danish film director
    • Shinobu Hashimoto, Japanese screenwriter
  • April 20Kai Siegbahn, Swedish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
  • April 22
    • Mickey Vernon, American baseball player (d. 2008)
    • William Jay Smith, American poet
  • April 26Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch athlete (d. 2004)
  • April 27John L. Rice, American baseball umpire (d. 2011)


  • May 1Jack Paar, American television show host (The Tonight Show) (d. 2004)
  • May 3Benjamin C. Thompson, American architect (d. 2002)
  • May 4Kakuei Tanaka, former Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1993)
  • May 9
    • Mike Wallace, American journalist (60 Minutes) (d. 2012)
    • Orville L. Freeman, American politician (d. 2003)
  • May 10
    • T. Berry Brazelton, American pediatrician
    • George Welch, American aviator (d. 1954)
  • May 11Richard Feynman, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)
  • May 12Julius Rosenberg, American-born Soviet spy (d. 1953)
  • May 15
    • Eddy Arnold, American country music singer (d. 2008)
    • Joseph Wiseman, Canadian actor (d. 2009)
  • May 16Wilf Mannion, English footballer (d. 2000)
  • May 17
    • Birgit Nilsson, Swedish soprano (d. 2005)
    • A. C. Lyles, American film producer
  • May 18Claudia Bryar, American actress (d. 2011)
  • May 19Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist (d. 2000)
  • May 20Edward B. Lewis, American geneticist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 2004)
  • May 23Frank Mancuso, American major league baseball player and politician (d. 2007)
  • May 27Yasuhiro Nakasone, Prime Minister of Japan
  • May 30Károly Doncsecz, Slovenian potter, Master of folk art (d. 2002)
  • June 2Kathryn Tucker Windham, American writer and storyteller (d. 2011)
  • June 4Johnny Klein, American drummer (d. 1997)
  • June 6Edwin G. Krebs, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 2009)
  • June 8Robert Preston, American actor (The Music Man) (d. 1987)
  • June 9John Hospers, American philosopher (d. 2011)
  • June 10Patachou, French singer
  • June 15Francois Tombalbaye, former President of Chad (d. 1975)
  • June 18
    • Jerome Karle, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
    • Franco Modigliani, Italian-born economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)
  • June 27Willy Breinholst, Danish humorist and writer (d. 2009)


  • July 4
    • Ann Landers, American advice columnist (d. 2002)
    • Pauline Phillips, American advice columnist, popularly known as Abigail Van Buren
    • Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, King of Tonga (d. 2006)
  • July 5George Rochberg, American composer (d. 2005)
  • July 6Sebastian Cabot, American actor (Family Affair) (d. 1977)
  • July 9Jarl Wahlström, Salvation Army General (d. 1999)
  • July 12Mary Glen-Haig, British Olympic fencer
  • July 13Alberto Ascari, Italian race car driver (d. 1955)
  • July 14Ingmar Bergman, Swedish film director (d. 2007)
  • July 15Bertram N. Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)
  • July 16Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor (d. 1989)
  • July 17Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio, President of Guatemala (d. 2003)
  • July 18Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • July 24Ruggiero Ricci, Italian-born violinist (d. 2012)
  • July 25Jane Frank, American artist (d. 1986)
  • July 26Marjorie Lord, American actress
  • July 27Leonard Rose, American cellist (d. 1984)
  • July 29Edwin O'Connor, American novelist and Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner (d. 1968)
  • July 31
    • Paul D. Boyer, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
    • Hank Jones, American pianist (d. 2010)
  • August 3Sidney Gottlieb, American Central Intelligence Agency official (d. 1999)
  • August 4Noel Willman, Irish actor (d. 1988)
  • August 5Betty Oliphant, co-founder of National Ballet of Canada (d. 2004)
  • August 8Brian Stonehouse, English painter and WWII spy (d. 1998)
  • August 13Frederick Sanger, English biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • August 22
    • Bruria Kaufman, American-born Israeli physicist (d. 2010)
    • Said Mohamed Djohar, former President of the Comoros (d. 2006)
  • August 25Leonard Bernstein, American composer and conductor (d. 1990)
  • August 26Hutton Gibson, religion writer and father of actor Mel Gibson
  • August 27Jelle Zijlstra, Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1966 until 1967 (d. 2001)
  • August 30Ted Williams, American baseball player (d. 2002)



  • November 3
    • Bob Feller, American baseball player (d. 2010)
    • Raimon Panikkar, Spanish theologian (d. 2010)
    • Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American Brigadier General (d. 2007)
    • Russell B. Long, U.S. Senator from Louisiana (d. 2003)
    • Dean Riesner, American film and television screenwriter (d. 2002)
  • November 4
    • Art Carney, American actor (The Honeymooners) (d. 2003)
    • Cameron Mitchell, American actor (The High Chapparal) (d. 1994)
  • November 7Billy Graham, American evangelist, spiritual adviser to several U.S. Presidents
  • November 9Spiro Agnew, American Vice President (d. 1996)
  • November 10Ernst Otto Fischer, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
  • November 13Jack Elam, American actor (d. 2003)
  • November 21Dorothy Maguire Chapman, American professional baseball player (d. 1981)
  • November 29Madeleine L'Engle, American author (d. 2007)
  • November 30Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., American actor (The FBI)
  • December 8Gérard Souzay, French baritone (d. 2004)
  • December 9Jerome Beatty, Jr., author of children's literature (d. 2002)
  • December 11Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)
  • December 12Joe Williams, American jazz singer (d. 1999)
  • December 15Jeff Chandler, American actor (d. 1961)
  • December 20Joseph Payne Brennan, American poet/author (d. 1990)
  • December 21
    • Donald Regan, American Treasury Secretary and White House Chief of Staff (d. 2003)
    • Kurt Waldheim, President of Austria and Secretary-General of the United Nations (d. 2007)
  • December 23
    • José Greco, Italian-born flamenco dancer (d. 2001)
    • Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of Germany
  • December 25
    • Anwar Sadat, President of Egypt, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1981)
    • Bertie Mee, English football player and manager (d. 2001)



  • January 6Georg Cantor, German mathematician (b. 1845)
  • January 8
    • Johannes Pääsuke, Estonian photographer and filmmaker (b. 1892)
    • Ellis H. Roberts, American politician (b. 1827)
  • January 9
    • Max Ritter von Müller, German World War I fighter ace (b. 1887)
    • Émile Reynaud, French inventor (b. 1844)
  • January 28John McCrae, Canadian soldier, surgeon and poet (b. 1872)
  • February 2John L. Sullivan, American boxer (b. 1858)
  • February 5Leonard Monteagle Barlow, British fighter pilot (b. 1898)
  • February 6Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter (b. 1862)
  • February 10Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian pacifist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1833)
  • February 15Vernon Castle, American dancer (b. 1887)
  • February 23Adolf Friedrich VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1882)
  • March 9Frank Wedekind, German playwright (b. 1864)
  • March 10Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball player (b. 1856)
  • March 13César Cui, Lithuanian composer (b. 1835)
  • March 14Lucretia Garfield, Wife of President James Garfield (b. 1832)
  • March 23T. P. Cameron Wilson, English poet and novelist (b. 1888)
  • March 25
    • Claude Debussy, French composer (b. 1862)
    • Walter Tull, First Black infantry officer to serve in the British Army (b. 1888)
  • March 27
  • April 1Isaac Rosenberg, British war poet (b. 1890)
  • April 5 – King George Tupou II of Tonga (b. 1874)
  • April 20Karl Ferdinand Braun, German phyicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1850)
  • April 21Manfred von Richthofen, German fighter pilot (b. 1892)
  • April 28Gavrilo Princip, Yugoslav assassin (b. 1894)
  • May 2Jüri Vilms, Estonian politician (b. 1889)
  • May 14James Gordon Bennett, Jr., American newspaper publisher (b. 1841)
  • May 19Raoul Lufbery, Franco-American fighter pilot (b. 1885)
  • May 25József Kiss, Austro-Hungarian fighter pilot (b. 1896)
  • May 30Georgi Plekhanov, Russian revolutionary and philosopher (b. 1856)
  • June 1Roderic Dallas, Australian fighter pilot (b. 1891)
  • June 4Charles W. Fairbanks, Vice President of the U.S. (b. 1852)
  • June 10Arrigo Boito, Italian poet and composer (b. 1842)
  • June 12Grand Duke Michael Romanov (b. 1878)
  • June 19Francesco Baracca, Italian fighter pilot (b. 1888)
  • June 27Joséphin Péladan, French occultist (b. 1858)


Nobel Prizes[]

  • PhysicsMax Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck
  • ChemistryFritz Haber
  • Medicine – not awarded
  • Literature – not awarded
  • Peace – not awarded


  1. ^ "Carpathia Sunk; 5 of Crew Killed". New York Times: p. 4. 20 July 1918. 
  2. ^ Pitt, Barrie (2003). 1918: The Last Act. Barnsley: Pen and Sword. ISBN 0-85052-974-3. 

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People of the year 1918 at Familypedia

151 people were born in 1918

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Jennifer Abaya (1918-1996)
Myron Strong Hopkins Affleck (1918-2002)Myron Hopkins Strong Affleck (1884-)Frances Perkins (1887-)
Arthur Calvin Allred (1918-1998)Carl Harvey Allred (1886-1970)Daisy Belle Heath (1899-1983)
Helen Nola Armagost (1918-2008)Walter James Armagost (1891-1980)Mary Fern Buckingham (1895-1961)
Thell Arnold (1918-1941)Christopher Columbus Arnold (1883-1923)Mattie Jane Ellis Pollock (1883-1920)
María Fortunata Assumma (1918-2002)Giuseppe Assumma (1882-1947)Ángela Bilotti (1886-1970)
Henry Russel Augustine (1918-1954)John Frederick Augustine (1886-1970)Cora Arledge (1886-1963)
Amelia Axford (1918-1999)
Elena Bagdat (c1918-1939)Alexandru Bagdat (1880-1931)Elena Suciu (c1885-c1945)
Elanor Bahr (1918-1999)Wilhelm Bahr (1888-1956)Veronica Flodqvist (1887-1960)
Elizabeth Condie Baird (1918-1980)James Alexander Baird (1891-1956)Ada Condie (1894-1965)
Dorothy Bartell (1918-1998)Jesse Alden Bartell (1894-1969)Sena Andrina Severson (1893-1974)
Alexis Irénée du Pont Bayard (1918-1985)Thomas Francis Bayard (1868-1942)Elizabeth Bradford du Pont (1880-1975)
Dennis Beavers (1918-1989)
Melanie Bedford (1918-1998)Robert Bedford (1890-1970)Caitlyn Bier (1896-1962)
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33 children were born to the 65 women born in 1918

289 people died in 1918

 FatherMotherAge at death
Petrus Johannes Aarts (1867-1918)Johannis Aarts (1818-1900)Geertruida van Gog (1838-1897)
Lucinda Jane Adair (1841-1918)Joseph Adair (1806-1858)Rebecca Frances Mangum (1814-1890)
Benjamin Whatmore Adams (1868-1918)Henry Daniel Adams (1844-1920)Eliza Agnes Bradley (1846-1925)50
Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918)Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886)Abigail Brown Brooks (1808-1889)
Nicholas Admiral (1853-1918)
Frances Ann Allred (1834-1918)Samuel Thompson Allred (1809-1857)Anna Bunch (1814-1892)84
Charles Andrews (1827-1918)George Andrews (1793-1873)Polly Walker (1797-1886)
Charles Henry Anlezark (1844-1918)James Anlezark (1806-1874)Matilda Hawthorn (1821-1880)
Eliza Ansell (1873-1918)James Boughton Ansell (-1914)Rachel Crowther (c1850-)
Thomas Francis Anson, 3rd Earl of Lichfield (1856-1918)Thomas George Anson, 2nd Earl of Lichfield (1825-1892)Harriet Georgiana Louisa Hamilton (1834-1913)
John George Argent (1854-1918)John Argent (c1826-1892)Louisa Ann Laxton (c1829-1918)64
Lilly Armstrong (1830-1918)Charles Armstrong (c1800-1865)Naomi Wright (1808-1896)
Henry Clay Arnold (1847-1918)William Arnold (1824-1880)Elizabeth Hale (1825-1871)
John Ashmore (1835-1918)Jeremy Ashmore (1810-1864)Sophia Jameson (1812-1880)
Anna Barbara Bach (1833-1918)Johann Konrad Bach (1794-1857)Anna Maria Schmidt (1796-1877)85
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16395 people lived in 1918

Lady Irina Bud de BudfalvaLord János Bud de BudfalvaBaroness Anna Tisza de Borosjenő et Szeged
Marcelo (Lamadrid) Madrid (1859-1921)Timoteo (Lamadrid) MadridFrancisca Alguevar
Tsunekichi Yonogi (1905-2015)Shigeru Yonogi (1876-1940)Miyoko Yonogi (1882-1950)
Ludwik Wiktor Plater-Zyberk h. wł (1853-1938)Henryk Wacław Ksawery Plater-Zyberk (1811-1903)Adelaida von Keller (1817-1905)
Samantha Aaberg (1859-1930)
Geertje Aangeenbrug (1871-1947)Pieter Aangeenbrug (1834-1908)Grietje Breed (1845)
Alfred Alonzo Aaron (1883-1969)Thomas Aaron (1850-1932)Sarah Dobbs (1858-1948)
Jack Aaronson (1880-1927)
Sadie Aaronson (1908-1970)Jack Aaronson (1880-1927)Laura Barenboim (1882-1932)
Petrus Johannes Aarts (1867-1918)Johannis Aarts (1818-1900)Geertruida van Gog (1838-1897)
Ashley Aartsen (1843-1920)Edward Aartsen (1810-1890)Janet Bennewitz (1813-1900)
Amanda Abadie (1898-1957)Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Jeanette Armellino (1860-1934)
Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Donatien Abadie (1820-1900)Clara Mermoz (1819-1903)
Dominique Abasolo (1882-1947)Rafael Abasolo (1849-1900)Nancy Haugen (1855-1929)
Jennifer Abaya (1918-1996)
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Events of the year 1918 at Familypedia

182 people were married in 1918.

 Joined with
Adeline F E Adams (1890-1922)Reginald James (bef1903-?)
Harrie McKenzie Smart Adams (1881-1947)Lily Clarissa Ungley (1896-1962)
Alfred Aldridge (1887-1969)Evelyn Ruth James (1900-1985)
Eliza Mae Allred (1900-1967)Charles Martin (1894-1970)
Alfred Edward Archer (1897-1927)Lila Field (1895-1978)
William Alexander Armstrong (1882-1919)Mary Eleanor Young (1881-1929)
Arthur Melland Asquith (1883-1939)Betty Constance Manners (1889-1962)
Cyril Asquith (1890-1954)Anne Stephanie Pollock (1896-1964)
Jacob Henricus Avis (1891-1956)Aaltje Donker (1895-1959)
Henry John Bate (1881-1967)Lilla Percival (1881-1916)+Elsie May Mead (1891-1970)
Lillian Bigelow (1900-1980)Jacob Vernon Hamblin (1893-1930) + Joseph Edward Lawlor (1886-1957)
Charles George Birrell (1867-1923)Mary Esther Seline Mylecharane (1871-1916)+Lillian Parker (bef1918)
George Frederick Forsdike Blackman (1889-1961)Jessie Clementine Stewart (1896-1962)
Agatha C.B. Bleyendaal (1892-1927)Dirk Tol (1894-1962)
Ernest Ritchie Blunt (1888-c1962)Ethel I Wiseman (c1890-1972)
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There were 0 military battles in 1918.

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