October 18 holidays in 2019

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Healthcare Aide Day Canada (British Columbia, Manitoba) Observance
Sukkot V Israel Observance, Hebrew
National Chocolate Cupcake Day - Unofficial
National No Beard Day - Unofficial
National Mammography Day - Unofficial
Alaska Day United states (Alaska) State Holiday
National Independence Day Azerbaijan Observance

Historical Events on October 18

  • 1648: Shoemakers in Boston organize and form the very first American labor organization.
  • 1748: The War of the Austrian Succession ends when the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle is signed.
  • 1775: African-American poet Phillis Wheatley gets her freedom from slavery.
  • 1779: The Siege of Savannah ends during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1867: After buying it from Russia for approximately $7.2 million dollars, Alaska is officially turned over to the United States.
  • 1898: Spain officially hands over possession of Puerto Rico to the United States.
  • 1944: Russia begins the liberation of Czechoslovakia from Nazi Germany during WWII.
  • 1945: Klaus Fuchs hands over plans for the U.S plutonium bomb to the Soviet Union.
  • 1954: The first transistor radio is announced by Texas Instruments.

Famous Birthdays on October 18

  • German Emperor Frederick III is born in 1831.
  • Ottoman general Mehmet Esat Bulkat is born in 1862.
  • Swedish author Ernst Didring is born in 1868.
  • American author and poet H.L. Davis is born in 1894.
  • American actress Miriam Hopkins is born in 1902.
  • American author and journalist A.J. Liebling is born in 1904.
  • American painter James Brooks is born in 1906.
  • American guitarist and singer-songwriter Chuck Berry is born in 1926.
  • German-American actor, screenwriter and director, Klaus Kinski is born in 1926.
  • American actor and director George C. Scott is born in 1927.
  • American actor Peter Boyle is born in 1935.
  • American actress and producer Pam Dawber is born in 1951.
  • American director, screenwriter and sitcom producer, Chuck Lorre is born in 1952.
  • American baseball player Allen Ripley is born in 1952.
  • American actress Erin Moran is born in 1960.
  • American trumpet player and composer Wynton Marsalis is born in 1961.
  • American author and composer Rick Moody is born in 1961.
  • Australian cricketer Nathan Hauritz is born in 1981.
  • American football player Greg Warren is born in 1981.
  • French singer-songwriter Thierry Amiel is born in 1982.
  • German discus thrower Robert Harting is born in 1984.
  • Indian actress and model Freida Pinto is born in 1984.
  • American bassist and singer-songwriter Esperanza Spalding is born in 1984.


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