September 18 holidays in 2024

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
National Day Chile National Holiday
Rice Krispie Treat Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Cheeseburger Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Airforce Birthday - Unofficial (Appreciation & Honor)
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day - Unofficial (Awareness & Cause, Health & Body)
Air Force Birthday United States Observance
Day after Mid-Autumn Festival Hong kong National Holiday
Day after the Mid-Autumn-Festival Macau Public Holiday
Chuseok Holiday South Korea Public Holiday

Historical Events on September 18

  • 1180: Philip II was crowned King of France.
  • 1454: During the Thirteenth Years War, the Teutonic army defeats the Polish army at the Battle of Chojnice.
  • 1502: On his final voyage, Christopher Columbus lands at Honduras.
  • 1618: The 12th Baktun begins in the Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar.
  • 1739: Belgrade is ceded to the Ottoman Empire when the Treaty of Belgrade is signed.
  • 1809: The Royal Opera House opens in the city of London.
  • 1850: The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 is passed by the United States Congress.
  • 1851: The New York Daily Times is published for the first time; This newspaper would go on to become the New York Times.
  • 1873: Jay Cooke & Company – a U.S. Based bank – declares bankruptcy. This leads to a series of bank failures and would eventually be dubbed the Panic of 1873.
  • 1927: CBS goes on the air for the first time.
  • 1934: The USSR joins the League of Nations.
  • 1940: The SS City of Benares – a British liner – is sunk by torpedoes from a German U-48 submarine. Almost 80 child refugees are among the dead.
  • 1943: Danish Jews are deported by Hitler during WWII.
  • 1943: At Sobibor, Jews are massacred.
  • 1947: The U.S Air Force becomes its own independent brand of the U.S Armed Forces.
  • 1964: South Vietnam begins to become infiltrated by the North Vietnamese Army.
  • 1973: East Germany and West Germany join the U.N.
  • 1973: The Bahamas join the U.N.
  • 1977: The first photographs of the Earth and Moon together are taken by Voyager I.
  • 1982: Over six hundred Palestinians are killed by Christian militias in Lebanon.

Famous Birthdays on September 18

  • Swedish-American actress Greta Garbo is born in 1905.
  • French actor Maurice Maillot is born in 1906.
  • Canadian ice hockey play Syd Howe is born in 1911.
  • American actress June Foray is born in 1917.
  • American actress and TV host Aisha Tyler is born in 1970.
  • American cyclist Lance Armstrong is born in 1971.
  • American actress Jada Pinkett Smith is born in 1971.
  • American actor James Marsden is born in 1973.


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