August 1918 in history

August 1918 events chronologically

Aug 2 Japan announces that it is deploying troops to Siberia in the aftermath of World War I
Aug 2 The first general strike in Canadian history takes place in Vancouver
Aug 8 World War I: The Battle of Amiens begins a string of almost continuous victories with a push through the German front lines (Hundred Days Offensive)
Aug 11 World War I: The Battle of Amiens ends
Aug 13 Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany
Aug 13 Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist
Aug 17 Bolshevik revolutionary leader Moisei Uritsky is assassinated

Top 7 most famous people born in August 1918

Aug 9 Robert Aldrich an American film director, writer and producer, notable for such films as Vera Cruz , Kiss Me Deadly , The Big Knife , What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? , Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte , The Flight of the Phoenix , The Dirty Dozen , and The Longest Yard. Film critic John Patterson summarized his career in 2012: "He was a punchy, caustic, macho and pessimistic director , who depicted corruption and evil unflinchingly, and pushed limits on violence throughout his career. His aggressive and pugnacious film-making style, often crass and crude, but never less than utterly vital and alive, warrants – and will richly reward – your immediate attention."
Aug 12 Guy Gibson the first CO of the Royal Air Force's 617 Squadron, which he led in the Dam Busters raid in 1943, resulting in the destruction of two large dams in the Ruhr area. He was awarded the Victoria Cross, but lost his life later in the war. He had completed over 170 operations at the age of 24
Aug 13 Frederick Sanger a British biochemist who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry twice, one of only two people to have done so in the same category , the fourth person overall with two Nobel Prizes, and the third person overall with two Nobel Prizes in the sciences. In 1958, he was awarded a Nobel Prize in chemistry "for his work on the structure of proteins, especially that of insulin". In 1980, Walter Gilbert and Sanger shared half of the chemistry prize "for their contributions concerning the determination of base sequences in nucleic acids". The other half was awarded to Paul Berg "for his fundamental studies of the biochemistry of nucleic acids, with particular regard to recombinant DNA"
Aug 19 Shankar Dayal Sharma the ninth President of India, serving from 1992 to 1997. Prior to his presidency, Sharma had been the eighth Vice President of India, serving under Venkataraman. He was also Chief Minister of Bhopal, and Cabinet Minister , holding the portfolios of Education, Law, Public Works, Industry and Commerce, National Resources and Separate Revenue. He was the President of the Indian National Congress in 1972–1974 and returned to government as Union Minister for Communications from 1974 to 1977
Aug 25 Leonard Bernstein an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States of America to receive worldwide acclaim. According to music critic Donal Henahan, he was "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history."
Aug 30 Ted Williams an American professional baseball player, and manager. Williams played his entire 19-year Major League Baseball career as the left fielder for the Boston Red Sox. Nicknamed "The Kid", "The Splendid Splinter", "Teddy Ballgame", "The Thumper" and "The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived", Williams is regarded as one of the greatest hitters in baseball history. He was a two-time American League Most Valuable Player , six-time batting champion, 17-time All-Star, and a two-time Triple Crown winner. He finished his career with a.344 batting average, 521 home runs, and a.482 on-base percentage, the highest of all time. His batting average is the highest of any MLB player with 500 or more home runs. Williams was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966 in his first year of eligiblity
Aug 31 Alan Jay Lerner an American lyricist and librettist. In collaboration with Frederick Loewe, and later Burton Lane, he created some of the world's most popular and enduring works of musical theatre for both the stage and on film. He won three Tony Awards and three Academy Awards, among other honors

Top 7 most famous people died in August 1918

Aug 8 Michel Zevaco a French journalist, novelist, publisher, film director, and anti-clerical as well as anarchist activist.
Aug 9 Marianne Cope a German-born American who was a member of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Syracuse, New York. Known for her charitable works and virtuous deeds, she spent many years caring for lepers on the island of Molokaʻi in Hawaiʻi. Despite direct contact with the patients over many years, Cope was not afflicted by the disease, which some faithful consider miraculous
Aug 12 Anna Held a Polish-born French stage performer and singer, most often associated with impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, her common-law husband.
Aug 17 Moisei Uritsky a Bolshevik revolutionary leader in Russia.
Aug 22 Korbinian Brodmann a German neurologist who became famous for his definition of the cerebral cortex into 52 distinct regions from their cytoarchitectonic characteristics, known as Brodmann areas.
Aug 31 Ghenadie Petrescu a Wallachian-born Romanian priest of the national Orthodox church, who served as Metropolitan-Primate of Romania from 1893 to 1896. Ghenadie was a monk and hieromonk steadily progressing through church ranks, and becoming Bishop of Argeş in 1875. While tending to this congregation, he established his reputation as philanthropist, art patron, and writer on historical subjects. Ghenadie also preserved an interest in politics, espousing a nationalist Orthodox agenda and finding himself allies on both sides of Romania's two-party system, Conservative and National Liberal
Aug 31 Francis Cromie a distinguished British Royal Navy Commander, and the de facto chief of British Intelligence operations in northern Russia for the British Naval Intelligence Division. At the outbreak of World War I he was commanding officer of the British Royal Navy China Hong Kong submarine flotilla, and from 1915 assumed command of the British submarine flotilla in the Baltic. Later during the First World War and Russian revolution he was naval attaché to the diplomatic staff of the British Embassy in Petrograd , Russia, where he met his death, while defending the British embassy premises