October 18

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October 18 Events - World Wide

On October 18, there are 74 days left in the year. This date marks the 291st day of the year (or the 292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar.

Events List - World Wide

Pre-1600

  • 33 – Agrippina the Elder, heartbroken by the deaths of her sons Nero and Drusus and banished to the island of Pandateria by Tiberius, succumbs to self-inflicted starvation.
  • 320 – Pappus of Alexandria, a Greek philosopher, witnesses a solar eclipse and subsequently authors a commentary on “The Great Astronomer” (Almagest).
  • 614 – King Chlothar II issues the Edict of Paris (Edictum Chlotacharii), often likened to a Frankish Magna Carta. It safeguards the rights of Frankish nobles while simultaneously excluding Jews from all civil employment in the Frankish Kingdom.
  • 629 – Dagobert I ascends to the throne as King of the Franks.
  • 1009 – The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, a significant Christian sanctuary, is entirely razed by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah. The caliph goes as far as hacking down the church’s foundations to bedrock.
  • 1016 – In the Battle of Assandun, the Danes secure a victory over the English.
  • 1081 – The Normans prevail over the Byzantine Empire in the Battle of Dyrrhachium.
  • 1281 – Pope Martin IV excommunicates King Peter III of Aragon for unlawfully taking the Sicilian crown. This sentence is renewed on May 7th and November 18th in the same year.
  • 1356 – The Basel earthquake, a seismic catastrophe of great historical significance north of the Alps, devastates Basel, Switzerland.
  • 1540 – Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto’s forces lay waste to the fortified town of Mabila, located in present-day Alabama, resulting in the death of Tuskaloosa.
  • 1561 – The fourth Battle of Kawanakajima in Japan ends in a draw between the armies of Uesugi Kenshin and Takeda Shingen.
  • 1565 – Ships belonging to Japan’s Matsura clan fail to capture a Portuguese trading carrack in the Battle of Fukuda Bay, marking the first recorded naval encounter between Japan and the Western world.
  • 1597 – King Philip II of Spain dispatches his third and final armada against England, but it ultimately flounders due to storms. The English capture or sink the remaining ships.
  • 1599 – Michael the Brave, Prince of Wallachia, secures a pivotal victory in the Battle of Șelimbăr, defeating the Army of Andrew Báthory and heralding the first recorded unification of the Romanian people.

1601–1900

  • 1630 – Frendraught Castle in Scotland, the residence of James Crichton of Frendraught, is consumed by flames.
  • 1648 – In Boston, shoemakers establish the inaugural labor organization in America.
  • 1748 – The War of the Austrian Succession is brought to a close with the signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle.
  • 1775 – Phillis Wheatley, an African-American poet, gains her freedom from slavery.
  • 1775 – The Burning of Falmouth, now known as Portland, Maine, unfolds amid the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1779 – During the American Revolutionary War, the Franco-American Siege of Savannah is lifted.
  • 1797 – The Treaty of Campo Formio is inked, marking an agreement between France and Austria.
  • 1851 – Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick” sees its first publication under the title “The Whale” by Richard Bentley of London.
  • 1860 – The protracted Second Opium War concludes with the ratification of the Treaty of Tientsin, an inequitable treaty, at the Convention of Peking.
  • 1867 – The United States acquires possession of Alaska from Russia for \$7.2 million, an event celebrated annually in the state as Alaska Day.
  • 1898 – Puerto Rico is taken over by the United States from Spain.
  • 1900 – Count Bernhard von Bülow assumes the role of chancellor in Germany.

1901–present

  • 1630 – Frendraught Castle in Scotland, the residence of James Crichton of Frendraught, is consumed by flames.
  • 1648 – In Boston, shoemakers establish the inaugural labor organization in America.
  • 1748 – The War of the Austrian Succession is brought to a close with the signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle.
  • 1775 – Phillis Wheatley, an African-American poet, gains her freedom from slavery.
  • 1775 – The Burning of Falmouth, now known as Portland, Maine, unfolds amid the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1779 – During the American Revolutionary War, the Franco-American Siege of Savannah is lifted.
  • 1797 – The Treaty of Campo Formio is inked, marking an agreement between France and Austria.
  • 1851 – Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick” sees its first publication under the title “The Whale” by Richard Bentley of London.
  • 1860 – The protracted Second Opium War concludes with the ratification of the Treaty of Tientsin, an inequitable treaty, at the Convention of Peking.
  • 1867 – The United States acquires possession of Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million, an event celebrated annually in the state as Alaska Day.
  • 1898 – Puerto Rico is taken over by the United States from Spain.
  • 1900 – Count Bernhard von Bülow assumes the role of chancellor in Germany.

Births List - World Wide

Pre-1600

  • 1127 – Birth of Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (d. 1192).
  • 1130 – Zhu Xi, Chinese philosopher, comes into the world (d. 1200).
  • 1405 – Pope Pius II is born (d. 1464).
  • 1444 – John de Mowbray, 4th Duke of Norfolk, is born (d. 1476).
  • 1482 – Philipp III, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg, comes into the world (d. 1538).
  • 1517 – Manuel da Nóbrega, Portuguese-Brazilian priest, and missionary is born (d. 1570).
  • 1523 – Anna Jagiellon, daughter of Sigismund I of Poland, is born (d. 1596).
  • 1536 – William Lambarde, English antiquarian, and politician, is born (d. 1601).
  • 1547 – Justus Lipsius, Belgian philologist, and scholar, is born (d. 1606).
  • 1553 – Luca Marenzio, Italian composer, is born (d. 1599).
  • 1569 – Giambattista Marino, Italian poet, is born (d. 1625).
  • 1587 – Birth of Lady Mary Wroth, English poet (d. 1651).
  • 1595 – Edward Winslow, American Pilgrim leader, is born (d. 1655).

1601–1900

  • 1616 – Birth of Nicholas Culpeper, English botanist (d. 1654).
  • 1630 – Henry Powle, English politician, comes into the world (d. 1692).
  • 1634 – Luca Giordano, Italian painter and illustrator, is born (d. 1705).
  • 1653 – Abraham van Riebeeck, South African-Dutch merchant and politician, who later became Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1713), is born.
  • 1662 – Matthew Henry, Welsh minister and scholar, is born (d. 1714).
  • 1663 – Prince Eugene of Savoy is born (d. 1736).
  • 1668 – John George IV, Elector of Saxony, is born (d. 1694).
  • 1701 – Charles le Beau, French historian and author, is born (d. 1778).
  • 1706 – Baldassare Galuppi, Italian harpsichord player, and composer, is born (d. 1785).
  • 1741 – Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, French general, and author, is born (d. 1803).
  • 1777 – Heinrich von Kleist, German author, and poet, is born (d. 1811).
  • 1785 – Thomas Love Peacock, English author, and poet, is born (d. 1866).
  • 1792 – Birth of Lucas Alamán, Mexican politician, and historian (d. 1853).
  • 1804 – Mongkut, Thai king, is born (d. 1868).
  • 1822 – Midhat Pasha, Ottoman civil servant, and politician, the 238th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire, is born (d. 1883).
  • 1831 – Frederick III, German Emperor, is born (d. 1888).
  • 1836 – Frederick August Otto Schwarz, American businessman, founder of FAO Schwarz, is born (d. 1911).
  • 1850 – Basil Hall Chamberlain, English-Swiss historian, author, and academic, is born (d. 1935).
  • 1854 – Billy Murdoch, Australian cricketer, is born (d. 1911).
  • 1859 – Henri Bergson, French philosopher, and theologian, Nobel Prize laureate, is born (d. 1941).
  • 1862 – Mehmet Esat Bülkat, Ottoman general, is born (d. 1952).
  • 1865 – Arie de Jong, Dutch linguist, and author, is born (d. 1957).
  • 1865 – Logan Pearsall Smith, American-English author, and critic, is born (d. 1946).
  • 1868 – Ernst Didring, Swedish author, is born (d. 1931).
  • 1869 – Johannes Linnankoski, Finnish author, is born (d. 1913).
  • 1870 – D. T. Suzuki, Japanese author, and scholar, is born (d. 1966).
  • 1872 – Mikhail Kuzmin, Russian poet, and author, is born (d. 1936).
  • 1873 – Ivanoe Bonomi, Italian lawyer, and politician, who later became the 25th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1951), is born.
  • 1875 – Len Braund, English cricketer, coach, and umpire, is born (d. 1955).
  • 1878 – James Truslow Adams, American historian, and author, is born (d. 1949).
  • 1880 – Ze’ev Jabotinsky, Ukrainian-Russian general, journalist, and theorist, is born (d. 1940).
  • 1881 – Max Gerson, German-born American physician, is born (d. 1959).
  • 1882 – Lucien Petit-Breton, French cyclist, is born (d. 1917).
  • 1887 – Takashi Sakai, Japanese general, and politician, who later became Governor of Hong Kong (d. 1946), is born.
  • 1888 – Paul Vermoyal, French actor, is born (d. 1925).
  • 1893 – Sidney Holland, New Zealand lieutenant, and politician, the 25th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1961), is born.
  • 1893 – George Ohsawa, Japanese philosopher, and academic, is born (d. 1966).
  • 1894 – H. L. Davis, American author, and poet, is born (d. 1960).
  • 1894 – Tibor Déry, Hungarian author, and translator, is born (d. 1977).
  • 1897 – Birth of Isabel Briggs Myers, American theorist, and author (d. 1980).
  • 1898 – Lotte Lenya, Austrian singer, and actress, is born (d. 1981).

1901–present

  • 1902 – Miriam Hopkins, American actress, is born (d. 1972).
  • 1902 – Pascual Jordan, German physicist, and theorist, is born (d. 1980).
  • 1903 – Lina Radke, German runner, and coach, is born (d. 1983).
  • 1904 – Aarne Juutilainen, Finnish army captain, is born (d. 1976).
  • 1904 – A. J. Liebling, American journalist, and author, is born (d. 1963).
  • 1904 – Haim Shirman, Ukrainian-Israeli scholar, and academic, is born (d. 1981).
  • 1905 – Jan Gies, Dutch activist, is born (d. 1993).
  • 1905 – Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Ivorian union leader, and politician, 1st President of Côte d’Ivoire, is born (d. 1993).
  • 1906 – James Brooks, American painter, and educator, is born (d. 1992).
  • 1909 – Norberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher, and theorist, is born (d. 2004).
  • 1914 – Raymond Lambert, Swiss mountaineer, is born (d. 1997).
  • 1915 – Victor Sen Yung, American actor, is born (d. 1980).
  • 1918 – Molly Geertsema, Dutch lawyer, and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands, is born (d. 1991).
  • 1918 – Konstantinos Mitsotakis, Greek lawyer, and politician, 178th Prime Minister of Greece, is born (d. 2017).
  • 1918 – Bobby Troup, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor, is born (d. 1999).
  • 1919 – Ric Nordman, Canadian captain, and politician, is born (d. 1996).
  • 1919 – Anita O’Day, American singer, is born (d. 2006).
  • 1919 – Pierre Trudeau, Canadian lawyer, academic, and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Canada, is born (d. 2000).
  • 1919 – Camilla Williams, American soprano, and educator, is born (d. 2012).
  • 1920 – Melina Mercouri, Greek actress, singer, and politician, 9th Greek Minister of Culture, is born (d. 1994).
  • 1921 – Jerry Cooke, Ukrainian-American photographer, and journalist, is born (d. 2005).
  • 1921 – Jesse Helms, American journalist, and politician, is born (d. 2008).
  • 1921 – Beatrice Helen Worsley, Mexican-Canadian computer scientist, and academic, is born (d. 1972).
  • 1923 – Jessie Mae Hemphill, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist, is born (d. 2008).
  • 1924 – Buddy MacMaster, Canadian singer-songwriter, and fiddler, is born (d. 2014).
  • 1925 – Ramiz Alia, Albanian politician, 1st President of Albania, is born (d. 2011).
  • 1926 – Chuck Berry, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist, is born (d. 2017).
  • 1926 – Klaus Kinski, German-American actor, director, and screenwriter, is born (d. 1991).
  • 1927 – Marv Rotblatt, American baseball player, is born (d. 2013).
  • 1927 – George C. Scott, American actor, and director, is born (d. 1999).
  • 1928 – Maurice El Mediouni, Algerian pianist, and composer, is born.
  • 1928 – Keith Jackson, American sportscaster, and actor, is born (d. 2018).
  • 1928 – Dick Taverne, English lawyer, and politician, is born.
  • 1929 – Violeta Chamorro, Nicaraguan publisher, and politician, President of Nicaragua, is born.
  • 1929 – Hillard Elkins, American producer, and manager, is born (d. 2010).
  • 1929 – Kees Fens, Dutch author, and critic, is born (d. 2008).
  • 1929 – Frank Stanmore, Australian rugby league player, is born (d. 2005).
  • 1930 – Flora Fraser, 21st Lady Saltoun, Scottish politician, is born.
  • 1930 – Esther Hautzig, Lithuanian-American author, is born (d. 2009).
  • 1931 – Chris Albertson, Icelandic-American historian, journalist, and producer, is born (d. 2019).
  • 1931 – Roger Climpson, English-Australian journalist, is born.
  • 1931 – Ien Dales, Dutch civil servant, and politician, Dutch Minister of the Interior, is born (d. 1994).
  • 1932 – Vytautas Landsbergis, Lithuanian musicologist, and politician, is born.
  • 1933 – Forrest Gregg, American football player, and coach, is born (d. 2019).
  • 1933 – Irwin M. Jacobs, American electrical engineer, businessman, and entrepreneur, is born.
  • 1933 – Ludovico Scarfiotti, Italian race car driver, is born (d. 1968).
  • 1934 – Inger Stevens, Swedish-American actress, is born (d. 1970).
  • 1935 – Peter Boyle, American actor, is born (d. 2006).
  • 1936 – Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, Cuban cardinal, is born (d. 2019).
  • 1938 – Robert Dove, American lawyer, and politician, is born (d. 2021).
  • 1938 – Dawn Wells, American model and actress, Miss Nevada 1959, is born (d. 2020).
  • 1939 – Flavio Cotti, Swiss lawyer, and politician 82nd President of the Swiss Confederation, is born (d. 2020).
  • 1939 – Mike Ditka, American football player, coach, and sportscaster, is born.
  • 1939 – Lee Harvey Oswald, American assassin of John F. Kennedy, is born (d. 1963).
  • 1939 – Paddy Reilly, Irish folk singer, and guitarist, is born.
  • 1939 – Jan Erik Vold, Norwegian poet, author, and translator, is born.
  • 1940 – Talitha Getty, actress and model of Dutch extraction, is born (d. 1971).
  • 1940 – Cynthia Weil, American songwriter, is born (d. 2023).
  • 1941 – Timothy Bell, Baron Bell, English businessman, is born (d. 2019).
  • 1941 – Martha Burk, American psychologist, and author, is born.
  • 1942 – Gianfranco Ravasi, Italian cardinal, and scholar, is born.
  • 1943 – Christine Charbonneau, Canadian singer-songwriter, is born (d. 2014).
  • 1943 – Birthe Rønn Hornbech, Danish police officer, and politician, Danish Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs, is born.
  • 1945 – Huell Howser, American television host, and actor, is born (d. 2013).
  • 1945 – Chris Shays, American politician, is born.
  • 1946 – James Robert Baker, American author, and screenwriter, is born (d. 1997).
  • 1946 – Frank Beamer, American football player, and coach, is born.
  • 1946 – Dafydd Elis-Thomas, Welsh academic, and politician, is born.
  • 1946 – Howard Shore, Canadian composer, conductor, and producer, is born.
  • 1947 – Paul Chuckle, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter, is born.
  • 1947 – Job Cohen, Dutch scholar, and politician, Mayor of Amsterdam, is born.
  • 1947 – John Johnson, American basketball player, is born (d. 2016).
  • 1947 – Joe Morton, American actor, is born.
  • 1947 – Laura Nyro, American singer-songwriter, and pianist, is born (d. 1997).
  • 1947 – Gary Sullivan, Australian rugby league player, is born.
  • 1948 – Hans Köchler, Austrian philosopher, author, and academic, is born.
  • 1948 – Ntozake Shange, American author, poet, and playwright, is born (d. 2018).
  • 1949 – Joe Egan, Scottish singer-songwriter, is born.
  • 1949 – George Hendrick, American baseball player, and coach, is born.
  • 1949 – Gary Richrath, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer, is born (d. 2015).
  • 1950 – Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright, and author, is born (d. 2006).
  • 1951 – Mike Antonovich, American ice hockey player, and coach, is born.
  • 1951 – Pam Dawber, American actress, and producer, is born.
  • 1951 – Terry McMillan, American author, and screenwriter, is born.
  • 1951 – David Normington, English civil servant, and politician, is born.
  • 1951 – Nic Potter, English bass player, and songwriter, is born (d. 2013).
  • 1952 – Roy Dias, Sri Lankan cricketer, and coach, is born.
  • 1952 – Paul Geroski, American-English economist, and academic, is born (d. 2005).
  • 1952 – Chuck Lorre, American director, producer, and screenwriter, is born.
  • 1952 – Patrick Morrow, Canadian mountaineer, and photographer, is born.
  • 1952 – Bảo Ninh, Vietnamese soldier, and author, is born.
  • 1952 – Allen Ripley, American baseball player, is born (d. 2014).
  • 1952 – Jerry Royster, American baseball player, coach, and manager, is born.
  • 1954 – Nick Houghton, English general, is born.
  • 1954 – Arliss Howard, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, is born.
  • 1954 – Bob Weinstein, American film executive, is born.
  • 1955 – Jean-Pierre Hautier, Belgian journalist, and television host, is born (d. 2012).
  • 1955 – Vanessa Briscoe Hay, American singer-songwriter, and keyboard player, is born.
  • 1955 – Timmy Mallett, English radio and television host, is born.
  • 1955 – Stu Mead, American painter, and illustrator, is born.
  • 1955 – David Twohy, American director, producer, and screenwriter, is born.
  • 1955 – Rita Verdonk, Dutch journalist, and politician, Dutch Minister of Justice, is born.
  • 1955 – Denis Watson, Zimbabwean golfer, is born.
  • 1955 – Mark Welland, English physicist, and academic, is born.
  • 1956 – Craig Bartlett, American animator, producer, screenwriter, and voice actor, is born.
  • 1956 – Martina Navratilova, Czech-American tennis player, and coach, is born.
  • 1956 – Jim Talent, American lawyer, and politician, is born.
  • 1957 – Jon Lindstrom, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, is born.
  • 1957 – Catherine Ringer, French singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress, is born.
  • 1958 – Thomas Hearns, American boxer, is born.
  • 1958 – Megumi Ishii, Japanese actress, and politician, is born.
  • 1958 – Letitia James, American lawyer, activist, and politician, is born.
  • 1958 – Kjell Samuelsson, Swedish ice hockey player, and coach, is born.
  • 1959 – Kirby Chambliss, American pilot, is born.
  • 1959 – Mauricio Funes, Salvadoran politician, former President of El Salvador, is born.
  • 1959 – Milcho Manchevski, Macedonian-American director, and screenwriter, is born.
  • 1959 – John Nord, American wrestler, is born.
  • 1960 – Erin Moran, American actress, is born (d. 2017).
  • 1960 – Jean-Claude Van Damme, Belgian martial artist, actor, and producer, and screenwriter, is born.
  • 1961 – Wynton Marsalis, American trumpet player, composer, and educator, is born.
  • 1961 – Rick Moody, American author, and composer, is born.
  • 1961 – Gladstone Small, Barbadian-English cricketer, is born.
  • 1962 – Min Ko Naing, Burmese activist, is born.
  • 1962 – Vincent Spano, American actor, director, and producer, is born.
  • 1963 – Sigvart Dagsland, Norwegian singer, pianist and composer, is born.
  • 1964 – Dan Lilker, American singer-songwriter, and bass player, is born.
  • 1964 – Charles Stross, English journalist, author, and programmer, is born.
  • 1965 – Zakir Naik, Indian Islamic preacher; founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), is born.
  • 1965 – Curtis Stigers, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist, is born.
  • 1966 – Dave Price, American journalist, and game show host, is born.
  • 1967 – Eric Stuart, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and voice actor, is born
  • 1968 – Rhod Gilbert, Welsh comedian, is born.
  • 1968 – Stuart Law, Australian cricketer, and coach, is born.
  • 1968 – Michael Stich, German tennis player, and sportscaster, is born.
  • 1969 – Volker Neumüller, German talent manager, is born.
  • 1969 – Nelson Vivas, Argentinian footballer, coach, and manager, is born.
  • 1970 – Doug Mirabelli, American baseball player, and coach, is born.
  • 1970 – Mike Starink, Dutch television host, and actor, is born.
  • 1971 – Nick O’Hern, Australian golfer, is born.
  • 1972 – Mika Ninagawa, Japanese photographer, and director, is born.
  • 1972 – Alex Tagliani, Canadian race car driver, is born.
  • 1973 – Stephen Allan, Australian golfer, is born.
  • 1973 – James Foley, American photographer, and journalist, is born (d. 2014).
  • 1973 – Michalis Kapsis, Greek footballer, is born.
  • 1973 – Rachel Nichols, American journalist, and sportscaster, is born.
  • 1973 – Sarah Winckless, English rower, is born.
  • 1974 – Robbie Savage, Welsh footballer, and sportscaster, is born.
  • 1974 – Peter Svensson, Swedish guitarist, and songwriter, is born.
  • 1974 – Amish Tripathi, Indian author, is born.
  • 1974 – Zhou Xun, Chinese actress, and singer, is born.
  • 1975 – Alex Cora, Puerto Rican baseball player, and manager, is born.
  • 1975 – Josh Sawyer, American video game designer, is born.
  • 1977 – Flavia Colgan, Brazilian-American journalist, is born.
  • 1977 – Kunal Kapoor, Indian actor, is born.
  • 1977 – Ryan Nelsen, New Zealand-American soccer player, and coach, is born.
  • 1977 – David Vuillemin, French motorcycle racer, is born.
  • 1978 – Mike Tindall, English rugby player, is born.
  • 1978 – Kenji Wu, Taiwanese singer-songwriter, and actor, is born.
  • 1979 – Jaroslav Drobný, Czech footballer, is born.
  • 1979 – Ne-Yo, American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor, is born.
  • 1979 – Damon Scott, British entertainer, is born.
  • 1980 – Birsen Yavuz, Turkish sprinter, and hurdler, is born.
  • 1981 – Nathan Hauritz, Australian cricketer, is born.
  • 1981 – Tina Hergold, Slovenian tennis player, is born.
  • 1981 – Greg Warren, American football player, is born.
  • 1982 – Thierry Amiel, French singer-songwriter, is born.
  • 1982 – Michael Dingsdag, Dutch footballer, is born.
  • 1982 – Simon Gotch, American wrestler, is born.
  • 1982 – Mark Sampson, Welsh footballer, and manager, is born.
  • 1983 – Dante, Brazilian footballer, is born.
  • 1984 – Robert Harting, German discus thrower, is born.
  • 1984 – Freida Pinto, Indian actress, and model, is born.
  • 1984 – Esperanza Spalding, American singer-songwriter, and bassist, is born.
  • 1984 – Lindsey Vonn, American skier, is born.
  • 1984 – Milo Yiannopoulos, British journalist, and public speaker, is born.
  • 1985 – Yoenis Céspedes, Cuban baseball player, is born.
  • 1985 – Andrew Garcia, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist, is born.
  • 1986 – Wilma Elles, German actress, and fashion designer, is born.
  • 1987 – Zac Efron, American actor, and singer, is born.
  • 1987 – Freja Beha Erichsen, Danish model, is born.
  • 1988 – Tessa Schram, Dutch director, and actress, is born.
  • 1989 – Laci Green, American YouTube personality, video blogger, sex educator, and activist, is born.
  • 1989 – Joy Lauren, American actress, director, and producer, is born.
  • 1989 – Riisa Naka, Japanese model, and actress, is born.
  • 1990 – Drew Crawford, American basketball player, is born.
  • 1990 – Brittney Griner, American basketball player, is born.
  • 1990 – Bristol Palin, American public speaker, and reality television personality, is born.
  • 1991 – Roly Bonevacia, Dutch footballer, is born.
  • 1991 – Tyler Posey, American actor, and musician, is born.
  • 1991 – Toby Regbo, English actor, is born.
  • 1992 – John John Florence, American surfer, is born.
  • 1992 – Barry Keoghan, Irish actor, is born.
  • 1993 – Ivan Cavaleiro, Portuguese footballer, is born.
  • 1994 – Enhō Akira, Japanese sumo wrestler, is born.
  • 1994 – Pascal Wehrlein, German-Mauritian racing driver, is born.
  • 1996 – Terance Mann, American basketball player, is born.
October 18
October 18

October 15 Death - World Wide

Pre-1600

  • 31 – Lucius Aelius Sejanus, Roman politician, passes away (b. 20 BC).
  • 325 – Emperor Ming of Jin, born in 299, dies.
  • 707 – Pope John VII, born in 650, passes away.
  • 815 – Abu’l-Saraya, Zaydi rebel leader, dies.
  • 1035 – Sancho III of Pamplona, born in 992, passes away.
  • 1081 – Nikephoros Palaiologos, Byzantine general, dies.
  • 1101 – Hugh I, Count of Vermandois, born in 1053, passes away.
  • 1141 – Leopold, Duke of Bavaria, born in 1108, dies.
  • 1214 – John de Gray, bishop of Norwich, passes away.
  • 1366 – Petrus Torkilsson, Archbishop of Uppsala, dies.
  • 1382 – James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormond, Irish politician, and Lord Justice of Ireland, born in 1331, passes away.
  • 1417 – Pope Gregory XII, born in 1326, dies.
  • 1442 – Infante João of Portugal, born in 1400, passes away.
  • 1480 – Uhwudong, Korean dancer and poet, born in 1440, dies.
  • 1503 – Pope Pius III, born in 1439, passes away.
  • 1508 – Patrick Hepburn, 1st Earl of Bothwell, Lord High Admiral of Scotland, dies.
  • 1511 – Philippe de Commines, a French-speaking Fleming in the courts of Burgundy and France, born in 1447, passes away.
  • 1526 – Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón, Spanish explorer, born in 1475, dies.
  • 1541 – Margaret Tudor, queen of James IV of Scotland, born in 1489, passes away.
  • 1545 – John Taverner, English organist, and composer, born in 1490, dies.
  • 1558 – Mary of Hungary, born in 1505, passes away.
  • 1561 – Yamamoto Kansuke, Japanese samurai, born in 1501, dies.
  • 1564 – Johannes Acronius Frisius, Dutch physician, and mathematician, born in 1520, passes away.
  • 1570 – Manuel da Nóbrega, Portuguese-Brazilian priest, and missionary, born in 1517, dies.

1601–1900

  • 1604 – Igram van Achelen, a Dutch lawyer, and politician, born in 1528, passes away.
  • 1646 – Isaac Jogues, a French priest, missionary, and martyr, born in 1607, dies.
  • 1667 – Fasilides, Ethiopian emperor, born in 1603, passes away.
  • 1678 – Jacob Jordaens, a Belgian painter, and illustrator, born in 1593, dies.
  • 1739 – António José da Silva, a Brazilian-Portuguese playwright, born in 1705, passes away.
  • 1744 – Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, born in 1660, dies.
  • 1770 – John Manners, Marquess of Granby, an English general, and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire, born in 1721, passes away.
  • 1775 – Christian August Crusius, a German philosopher, and theologian, born in 1715, dies.
  • 1817 – Etienne Nicolas Méhul, a French pianist, and composer, born in 1763, passes away.
  • 1865 – Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, an English soldier, and politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, born in 1784, dies.
  • 1871 – Charles Babbage, an English mathematician, and engineer known for inventing the mechanical computer, born in 1791, passes away.
  • 1876 – Francis Preston Blair, an American journalist, born in 1791, dies.
  • 1886 – Philipp Franz von Siebold, a German physician, and botanist, born in 1796, passes away.
  • 1889 – Antonio Meucci, an Italian-American engineer, born in 1808, dies.
  • 1892 – William W. Chapman, an American lawyer, and politician, born in 1808, passes away.
  • 1893 – Charles Gounod, a French composer, and educator, born in 1818, dies.

1901–present

1908 – Nozu Michitsura, a Japanese field marshal born in 1840, passes away.
1911 – Alfred Binet, a French psychologist, and author born in 1857, dies.
1921 – Ludwig III of Bavaria, born in 1845, passes away.
1931 – Thomas Edison, an American engineer, and businessman known for inventing the light bulb and phonograph, born in 1847, dies.
1934 – Santiago Ramón y Cajal, a Spanish pathologist, histologist, and neuroscientist and Nobel Prize laureate, born in 1852, passes away.
1935 – Gaston Lachaise, a French-American sculptor born in 1882, dies.
1941 – Manuel Teixeira Gomes, a Portuguese lawyer, and politician who served as the 7th President of Portugal, born in 1860, passes away.
1942 – Mikhail Nesterov, a Russian painter born in 1862, dies.
1947 – Michiaki Kamada, a Japanese admiral born in 1890, passes away.
1948 – Walther von Brauchitsch, a German field marshal born in 1881, dies.
1956 – Yoshio Markino, a Japanese painter and author born in 1869, dies.
1959 – Boughera El Ouafi, an Algerian-French runner born in 1898, passes away.
1961 – Tsuru Aoki, a Japanese-American actress born in 1892, dies.
1962 – Iván Petrovich, a Serbian-German actor and singer born in 1894, passes away.
1965 – Henry Travers, an Irish-American actor born in 1874, dies.
1966 – Elizabeth Arden, a Canadian-American businesswoman who founded Elizabeth Arden, Inc., born in 1878, passes away.
1966 – S. S. Kresge, an American businessman who founded Kmart, born in 1867, dies.
1969 – Gyula Mándi, a Hungarian footballer and manager born in 1899, passes away.
1973 – Margaret Caroline Anderson, an American publisher who founded The Little Review, born in 1886, dies.
1973 – Walt Kelly, an American illustrator and animator born in 1913, passes away.
1973 – Leo Strauss, a German-American political scientist, philosopher, and academic born in 1899, dies.
1975 – K. C. Douglas, an American rural blues singer born in 1913, passes away.
1975 – Al Lettieri, an American actor born in 1928, dies.
1975 – Graham Haberfield, an English actor born in 1941, passes away.
1976 – Viswanatha Satyanarayana, an Indian poet and author born in 1895, dies.
1977 – Andreas Baader, a German militant born in 1943, passes away.
1977 – Gudrun Ensslin, a German militant leader who founded the Red Army Faction, born in 1940, dies.
1978 – Ramón Mercader, a Spanish journalist known for assassinating Leon Trotsky, born in 1914, passes away.
1980 – Edwin Way Teale, an American photographer and author born in 1899, dies.
1982 – Dwain Esper, an American director and producer born in 1892, passes away.
1982 – Pierre Mendès France, a French lawyer and politician who served as the 143rd Prime Minister of France, born in 1907, dies.
1982 – John Robarts, a Canadian lawyer and politician who served as the 17th Premier of Ontario, born in 1917, passes away.
1982 – Bess Truman, an American wife of Harry S. Truman and the 40th First Lady of the United States, born in 1885, dies.
1983 – Diego Abad de Santillán, a Spanish economist and author born in 1897, passes away.
1983 – Willie Jones, an American baseball player born in 1925, dies.
1984 – Henri Michaux, a French painter, and poet born in 1899, passes away.
1987 – Adriaan Ditvoorst, a Dutch director, and screenwriter born in 1940, dies.
2000 – Julie London, an American singer, and actress born in 1926, passes away.
2000 – Gwen Verdon, an American actress and dancer born in 1925, dies.
2003 – Preston Smith, an American businessman and politician who served as the 40th Governor of Texas, born in 1912, passes away.
2003 – Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, a Spanish journalist, author, and critic born in 1939, dies.
2005 – Johnny Haynes, an English-Scottish footballer born in 1934, passes away.
2005 – Bill King, an American sportscaster born in 1927, dies.
2006 – Mario Francesco Pompedda, an Italian cardinal born in 1929, passes away.
2006 – Anna Russell, an English-Canadian singer and actress born in 1911, dies.
2006 – Laurie Taitt, a Guyanese-English hurdler born in 1934, passes away.
2007 – Alan Coren, an English journalist and author born in 1938, dies.
2007 – William J. Crowe, an American admiral and diplomat who served as the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, born in 1925, passes away.
2007 – Vincent DeDomenico, an American businessman who founded the Napa Valley Wine Train, born in 1915, dies.
2007 – Lucky Dube, a South African singer-songwriter and keyboard player born in 1964, passes away.
2008 – Dee Dee Warwick

, an American singer born in 1945, dies.
2009 – Adriaan Kortlandt, a Dutch ethologist and biologist born in 1918, passes away.
2009 – Nancy Spero, an American painter and academic born in 1926, dies.
2010 – Marion Brown, an American saxophonist and musicologist born in 1931, passes away.
2010 – Billy Raimondi, an American baseball player born in 1912, dies.
2012 – Brain Damage, an American wrestler born in 1977, passes away.
2012 – Sylvia Kristel, a Dutch model and actress born in 1952, dies.
2012 – Slater Martin, an American basketball player and coach born in 1925, passes away.
2012 – George Mattos, an American pole vaulter born in 1929, dies.
2012 – Albert Lee Ueltschi, an American pilot and businessman known for founding FlightSafety International, born in 1917, passes away.
2012 – David S. Ware, an American saxophonist and composer born in 1949, dies.
2013 – Tom Foley, an American lawyer and politician who served as the 57th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, born in 1929, passes away.
2013 – Bum Phillips, an American football player and coach born in 1923, dies.
2013 – Allan Stanley, a Canadian ice hockey player and coach born in 1926, passes away.
2013 – Bill Young, an American sergeant and politician born in 1930, dies.
2014 – Mariano Lebrón Saviñón, a Dominican author and academic born in 1922, passes away.
2014 – Edward Regan, an American academic and politician born in 1930, dies.
2014 – Sidney Shapiro, an American-Chinese author and translator born in 1915, passes away.
2015 – Robert Dickerson, an Australian painter born in 1924, dies.
2015 – Gamal El-Ghitani, an Egyptian journalist and author born in 1945, passes away.
2015 – Robert W. Farquhar, an American engineer born in 1932, dies.
2015 – Frank Watkins, an American bass player born in 1968, passes away.
2015 – Paul West, an English-American author, poet, and academic born in 1930, dies.
2017 – Marino Perani, an Italian football player and manager born in 1939, passes away.
2018 – Lisbeth Palme, a Swedish child psychologist and former chairwoman of UNICEF born in 1931, dies.
2018 – Abdel Rahman Swar al-Dahab, the 5th President of Sudan, born in 1934, passes away.
2019 – Rui Jordão, an Angolan-born Portuguese footballer born in 1952, passes away.
2020 – René Felber, the 81st President of the Swiss Confederation born in 1933, passes away.
2021 – Colin Powell, an American military leader and statesman who served as the 65th Secretary of State, born in 1937, dies.
2022 – Harvey Wollman, an American politician who served as the 26th Governor of South Dakota, born in 1935, passes away.

October 18 Holidays- World Wide

– Alaska Day in Alaska, United States
– Christian feast day: Justus of Beauvais, Luke the Evangelist, and Peter of Alcantara (also celebrated on October 19)
– October 18 in Eastern Orthodox liturgics
– Independence Day in Azerbaijan, celebrating the country’s independence from the Soviet Union in 1991
– Necktie Day in Croatia
– Persons Day in Canada
– World Menopause Day

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