Historical Events In October - 18
Friday, 07 August 2020
1973 Congress authorizes bi-centennial quarter, half-dollar & dollar coin on October - 18.
1973 On October - 18 crane Wilbur, dir/writer (Bat, Canon City, Yellow Cargo), dies at 86
1975 Al Lettieri, actor (Beautiful but Deadly, Don is Dead), dies at 47 on October - 18.
1977 Rolph Grant, cricketer (West Indian capt on 1939 England tour), dies on October - 18.
1978 Frank Woolley, cricketer (58,969 1st-class runs), dies on October - 18.
1979 "Beatlemania" opens in London on this day in history.
1982 On October - 18 bess Truman, 1st lady (1945-53), dies in Independence, Mo at 97
1983 Vijay Manjrekar, cricketer (55 Tests for India), dies on this day in history.
1984 On October - 18 florence Rinard, TV panelist (20 Questions), dies at 82
1985 Benjamin Moloisi, South African poet/Anc'er, hanged at 30 on this day in history.
1987 On this day in history theodore Brameld, author (Use of Explosive Ideas), dies at 83
1988 Dimitri Frenkel Frank, writer/director (Hadimassa), dies at 60 on this day in history.
1989 US 62nd manned space mission (Atlantis 5) launches into orbit on October - 18.
1993 Dionisio Herrero, Spanish air force general, murdered at 63 on this day in history.
1994 On October - 18 lee Allen, saxophonist, dies at 68
2005 On October - 18 the UN tightens the rules for its staff, following several claims of financial impropriety and sexual abuse.
2006 On this day in history microsoft publicly releases Windows Internet Explorer 7.
2007 After 8 years in exile, Benazir Bhutto returns to her homeland Pakistan. The same night, suicide attackers blow themselves up near Bhutto's convoy, killing 136 in the cheering crowd, including 20 police officers. Bhutto escaped uninjured on October - 18.
2011 Israel and the Palestinian militant organization Hamas begin a major prisoner swap, in which the captured Israeli Army soldier Gilad Shalit is released by Hamas in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian and Israeli-Arab prisoners held in Israel, including 280 prisoners serving life sentences for planning and perpetrating terror attacks on October - 18.
2011 Gilad Shalit is released on this day in history.
2012 Syrian military airstrikes kill 40 people in Maaret al-Numan on this day in history.
2013 Saudi Arabia becomes the first country to turn down a seat on the UN Security Council in protest over Syria on October - 18.
2017 On this day in history uS congresswoman Frederica Wilson says President Donald Trump said to bereaved army family of Sgt. La David Johnson "He knew what he was signing up for, but I guess it hurts anyway"
2017 19th Chinese Communist Party congress opens in Beijing with President Xi Jinping delivering 3hr 23min speech heralding â€śnew eraâ€ť on this day in history.
2019 NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch conduct the first all-female spacewalk outside of the International Space Station on October - 18.
2019 Riots in Chilean capital city Santiago erupt as civil unrest escalated as a reaction to a series of economic measures and Government's declarations labeled as abuse by protesters on this day in history.