Ronald Fisher publishes "The Correlation Between Relatives on the Supposition of Mendelian Inheritance" the modern synthesis of genetics and evolutionary biology starts.
8 January 1918 Birth of Frank John Kerr in Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, England
25 January 1918 Birth of Armin Deutsch in Chicago, Illinois, USA
1918 Birth of Harold Horace Hopkins
1918 Birth of Gertrude Elion
1918 Birth of Frederick Sanger
1918 Death of Ethel Sargant
1918 Birth of Leo Goldberg
1918 Birth of Hendrik van de Hulst
1918 Birth of Gersh Itshkovich (Andrei Mikhailovich) Budker
Physics to MAX KARL ERNST LUDWIG PLANCK in recognition of the services he rendered to the advancement of Physics by his discovery of energy quanta.
Chemistry to Fritz Haber "for the synthesis of ammonia from its elements"