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Who was born on August 18? Who died on August 18? What is celebrated on August 18? Who famous was born on August 18?
Historical Events of August 18 in Dorian’s Secrets: The Eternal Youth Magazine!

Ephemeris of August 18:

In the Gregorian Calendar, August 18 is the 230th
(Two-hundredth thirtieth) day of the year.

There are 135 days left until the end of 2021!

Quote of the Day…

Theater is poetry that rises from the book and becomes human.

— Federico García Lorca
Spanish poet and playwright (died August 18, 1936)

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

August 18 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 293 a. C .: the first known Roman temple to Venus is built; The institution of the Vinalia Rústica festivals begins.
  • 1201: the village of Riga is founded in Latvia.
  • 1480: the expedition organized by the Catholic Monarchs to conquer the archipelago disembarks on the island of Gran Canaria.
  • 1487: the Catholic Monarchs definitely take the city of Malaga after being surrendered by the Nasrid kingdom.
  • 1492: in Spain the first edition of the Grammar of the Castilian language, by Antonio de Nebrija, is published.
  • 1502: in the south of the Atlantic Ocean, Juan de Nova (Galician navigator in the service of the crown of Portugal) discovers an islet to which he gives the name of Santa Elena (currently in the power of the United Kingdom).
  • 1541: in Kumamoto prefecture (Japan), a Portuguese ship anchors off the coast of Higo.
  • 1562: in Zacatecas (Mexico), Alonso López de Lois founds the village of Santa Elena (present-day Río Grande).
  • 1572: in Paris, the Huguenot King Henry IV of France marries Margaret of Valois, in an attempt to reconcile Protestants with Catholics.
  • 1796: the governments of Spain and France establish an alliance against England, in the Treaty of San Ildefonso, the work of Manuel de Godoy.
  • 1807 in Guadalajara Jalisco a miracle occurs in which the image of the Virgin of Lightning is miraculously restored after being struck by lightning
  • 1838: The Wilkes expedition, which should have explored Puget Sound and Antarctica, anchors in the Hampton Roads Canal.
  • 1841: in the town of San Juan (Argentina) the battle of La Chacarilla is fought. Nazario Benavídez recovers the town, and captures General Mariano Acha.
  • 1848: in Argentina, Juan Manuel de Rosas (governor of the province of Buenos Aires) orders the execution of priest Ladislao Gutiérrez and Camila O’Gorman.
  • 1850: in Spain, a royal order gives rise to the National Historical Archive.
  • 1858: the first submarine cable communications were made between Europe and America.
  • 1864: in Petersburg (Virginia) ―in the framework of the Civil War in the United States, the Battle of Globe Tavern is fought: unionist forces try to cut the supply line of the Confederates, attacking the railway line.
  • 1868: in France, the astronomer Pierre Jules César Janssen discovers helium.
  • 1870: in the framework of the Franco-Prussian War, the battle of Gravelotte begins.
  • 1877: Asaph Hall discovers Phobos, one of the moons of Mars.
  • 1891: on the island of Martinique, an earthquake kills 700 people.
  • 1903: German engineer Karl Jatho claims to have flown without witnesses in a motorized contraption. Four months later, the Wright Brothers will.
  • 1904: in Australia, Chris Watson resigns as Prime Minister and is succeeded by George Reid
  • 1917: in Thessaloniki (Greece), a fire destroys 32% of the city, leaving 70,000 people homeless.
  • 1920: in the United States the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is signed, which guarantees suffrage for women.
  • 1936: in Spain during the Civil War period, the Granada-born poet Federico García Lorca was assassinated by the National Party.
  • 1938: the construction of the Thousand Islands Bridge is completed, which connects New York State with Ontario, passing over the Saint Lawrence River (Canada), and dedicated to the President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 1941: Adolf Hitler orders the systematic euthanasia of the mentally ill.
  • 1947: in Cádiz (Spain) an explosives depot of the Navy explodes, causing about 150 deaths and more than 5000 wounded.
  • 1949: in Herzogenaurach (Germany) the footwear and sportswear manufacturer Adidas is founded.
  • 1950: Julien Lahaut, the leader of the Communist Party of Belgium, is assassinated in Belgium.
  • 1952: in Chile, since this year the Day of Solidarity is celebrated, in commemoration of the death of Saint Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga, who dedicated his life to the most disadvantaged.
  • 1957: At the Nevada Atomic Test Area (about 100 km northwest of the city of Las Vegas), at 4:00 a.m. m. (local time) The United States detonates its 17 kt Shasta atomic bomb. (By comparison, the Hiroshima bomb was 13 kt.) It is the 103rd bomb out of 1,129 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1958: the controversial work Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov, is published.
  • 1958: in the Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean), at 15:00 local time the United States detonates its atomic bomb Fig, of 0.02 kt. It is the 156th bomb out of 1,129 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992, and the last to be exploded on this island.
  • 1963: At the University of Mississippi, James Meredith becomes the first black graduate.
  • 1965: in the Van Tuong peninsula – within the framework of the Vietnam War – Operation Starlite begins: the US Marines destroy the structure of the Viet Cong.
  • 1966: in the Vietnam War the Battle of Long Tan occurs when a patrol of the Sixth Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment meets a Vietcong guerrilla.
  • 1968: Racing Club was crowned champion of the Costa del Sol Trophy by defeating Anderletch 2-0 in the final. It is the only Argentine team and the first in the American continent to win this title.
  • 1969: in Bethel (New York) the Woodstock Festival concludes.
  • 1971: in Bolivia, Hugo Banzer Suárez ascends to power through a coup. He is appointed president four days later.
  • 1971: in the framework of the Vietnam War, Australia and New Zealand withdraw their troops from Vietnam.
  • 1971: At the Nevada Atomic Test Area, at 4:00 a.m. m. local time The United States detonates its 67 kt Algodones atomic bomb. (By comparison, the Hiroshima bomb was 13 kt.) It is the 736th bomb out of 1,129 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1972: the Soviet probe Luna 24 of the Soviet Union makes a controlled moon landing.
  • 1973: in the state of Guanajuato (Mexico) the city of Irapuato is flooded.
  • 1976: In the Korean Demilitarized Zone of Panmunjeom, the Incident of the ax takes place with the death of two American soldiers.
  • 1977: In South Africa, Steve Biko is arrested by the police on charges of an act of terrorism in King William’s Town in 1967. He will die days later from the bruises he received from the apartheid police forces.
  • 1983: In the United States, Hurricane Alicia reaches the Texas coast, causing 21 deaths and damages valued at 2.6 billion dollars.
  • 1986: in the Monastery of Montserrat (Spain), a forest fire caused isolates a thousand people.
  • 1989: near Bogotá (Colombia) the Colombian presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galán is assassinated and Colonel of the Antioquia (Colombia) police, Valdemar Franklin Quintero, is also assassinated.
  • 1992: Wang Labs goes bankrupt.
  • 1995: the Supreme Court of Spain assumes the GAL case and demands the summary from Judge Baltasar Garzón.
  • 1996: Vélez Sarsfield draws 0-0 at José Amalfitani against Independiente and consecrates, for the first time, two-time Argentine soccer champion. This was his fourth title at the local level.
  • 2008: in Pakistan, President Pervez Musharaf presents his resignation, after suffering the threat of impeachment.
  • 2017: at 1:30 in the morning of that day, five terrorists try to continue the attack that occurred the previous day in Barcelona in the Tarragona municipality of Cambrils, fatally running over a woman, and wounding six more people before dumping in the Paseo Marítimo of the city due to the speeding of the vehicle.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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August 18 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1414: Jami, Persian poet (d. 1492).
  • 1450: Marko Marulić, Croatian poet (d. 1524).
  • 1579: Charlotte Flandrina of Nassau, Catholic nun (d. 1640).
  • 1596: Jean Bolland, Belgian Jesuit priest.
  • 1605: Henry Hammond, British ecclesiastic (d. 1660).
  • 1606: María Ana de Austria, Spanish Infanta, wife of the Emperor of Austria.
  • 1611: Maria Luisa de Gonzaga, French aristocrat, Queen of Poland (d. 1650).
  • 1657: Ferdinando Galli Bibbiena, Italian architect (d. 1743).
  • 1685: Brook Taylor, British mathematician.
  • 1692: Luis Enrique de Borbón-Condé, French Prime Minister (d. 1740).
  • 1700: Bajirao I, Indian general (d. 1740)
  • 1750: Antonio Salieri, Italian composer.
  • 1754: François de Chasseloup, French general and aristocrat (d. 1833).
  • 1774 – Meriwether Lewis, American explorer.
  • 1776: Agustín Argüelles, Spanish lawyer, politician and diplomat.
  • 1781: Joaquín Suárez, Uruguayan interim president and politician (d. 1868).
  • 1781: José Mariano Jiménez, Mexican insurgent military man (d. 1811).
  • 1792: Lord John Russell, British Prime Minister (d. 1878).
  • 1803 – Nathan Clifford, American diplomat (d. 1881).
  • 1819: Maria Nikoláyevna Románova, Russian aristocrat (d. 1876).
  • 1822 – Isaac P. Rodman, American general (d. 1862).
  • 1829: Enriqueta Lozano, Spanish writer (d. 1895).
  • 1830: Francisco José I, Austrian Emperor between 1848 and 1916 and Hungarian King between 1867 and 1916.
  • 1841 – William Halford, American naval officer (d. 1919).
  • 1855: Alfred Wallis, British artist (d. 1942).
  • 1857: Eusebius Mandyczewski, Austrian composer and musicologist (d. 1929).
  • 1861: Fernando Tarrida del Mármol, Spanish-Cuban anarchist (d. 1915).
  • 1868: Edward Abramowski, Polish anarchist philosopher (d. 1918).
  • 1870: Lavr Georgevich Kornilov, Russian military man.
  • 1873: Leo Slezak, German tenor (d. 1946).
  • 1875: Prithvi Bir Bikram Shah, Nepalese aristocrat, king between 1881 and 1911.
  • 1879: Manuel Arce y Ochotorena, Spanish cardinal (d. 1948).
  • 1885: Nettie Palmer, Australian poet and essayist (d. 1964).
  • 1889: Joaquín Amaro Domínguez, Mexican military and politician (d. 1952).
  • 1890: Walther Funk, Nazi politician (d. 1960).
  • 1893: Ernest MacMillan, Canadian musician (d. 1973).
  • 1896: Jack Pickford, Canadian actor.
  • 1900: Glenn Albert Black, American archaeologist (d. 1964).
  • 1900: Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Indian diplomat and politician (d. 1990)
  • 1902: Adamson-Eric, Estonian painter (d. 1968).
  • 1903: Lucienne Boyer, French singer (d. 1983).
  • 1904: Max Factor, Polish-American businessman.
  • 1906: Marcel Carné, French filmmaker.
  • 1906: Ladislao Vajda, Hungarian filmmaker, nationalized Spanish
  • 1908: Sam English, Irish footballer (d. 1967).
  • 1908: Edgar Faure, French politician and historian (d. 1988).
  • 1908: Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (d. 1970)
  • 1909: Gérard Filion, Canadian journalist and businessman (d. 2005).
  • 1912: Elsa Morante, Italian writer.
  • 1913: Romain Maes, Belgian cyclist.
  • 1916: Moura Lympany, British pianist (d. 2005).
  • 1917: Caspar Weinberger, American politician.
  • 1920: Shelley Winters, American actress (d. 2006).
  • 1920: Juan Soriano, Mexican painter.
  • 1920: Raymond D’Addario, American photographer (d. 2011).
  • 1920: Idea Vilariño, Uruguayan poet (d. 2009).
  • 1921: Matt Mattox, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2013).
  • 1921: Zdzisław Żygulski, Jr., Polish historian.
  • 1922: Alain Robbe-Grillet, French writer and filmmaker.
  • 1925: Brian W. Aldiss, British writer.
  • 1927: Rosalynn Carter, American personality.
  • 1929: Hugues Aufray, French singer.
  • 1930: Liviu Librescu, Israeli-American scientist (d. 2007).
  • 1930: Agustín Ibarrola, Spanish sculptor and painter.
  • 1930: Rafael Pineda Ponce, Honduran professor and politician (d. 2014).
  • 1930: Bo Hi Park, South Korean religious leader
  • 1931: Dick White, British footballer.
  • 1932: Luc Montagnier, French virologist.
  • 1932: Muhammad Khan Junejo, Pakistani politician, Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 1993)
  • 1933: Just Fontaine, French footballer.
  • 1933: Roman Polanski, Polish filmmaker and actor.
  • 1934: Roberto Clemente, Puerto Rican baseball player.
  • 1934: Gulzar, Indian poet, author and film director
  • 1935: Juana Hidalgo, Argentine actress.
  • 1936: Robert Redford, American actor and filmmaker.
  • 1938: Orestes Quércia, Brazilian politician (d. 2010).
  • 1941: Christopher Jones, American actor (d. 2014).
  • 1943: Norma Pons, actress and Argentine vedette (d. 2014).
  • 1943: Gianni Rivera, Italian footballer.
  • 1944: Alberto Martín, Argentine actor.
  • 1944: Helena Rojo, Mexican actress.
  • 1945: Pedro de Silva, Spanish writer and politician.
  • 1947: Rogelio Montemayor, Mexican politician.
  • 1948: Santiago de la Parte, Spanish athlete and athletics coach.
  • 1950: José María Napoleón, Mexican singer.
  • 1952: Patrick Swayze, American actor (d. 2009).
  • 1952: Ricky Villa, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1952: Juan Leyrado, Argentine actor.
  • 1953: Ma Jian, writer and Chinese political dissident.
  • 1955: Kōzō Shioya, Japanese voice actor.
  • 1955: Eddie Santiago, Puerto Rican singer.
  • 1956: John Debney, American composer.
  • 1957: Carole Bouquet, French actress.
  • 1957: Denis Leary, American actor.
  • 1958: Madeleine Stowe, American actress.
  • 1958: Olga Viza, Spanish journalist.
  • 1958: Didier Auriol, French rally driver.
  • 1959: Garry Gómez, former Costa Rican footballer, nationalized Australian.
  • 1960: Luis Sabatini, Argentine actor.
  • 1960: Fat Lever, American basketball player.
  • 1961: Bob Woodruff, American journalist.
  • 1962: Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, politician and Mexican president since 2006 and 2012.
  • 1964: Craig Bierko, American actor.
  • 1964: Kenny Walker, American basketball player.
  • 1965: Ikue Ōtani, Japanese voice actor.
  • 1966: María Onetto, Argentine actress.
  • 1967: Brian Michael Bendis, writer and cartoonist American comics.
  • 1967: Dan Peters, American musician.
  • 1967: Jorge Locomotora Castro, Argentine boxer.
  • 1967: Daler Mehndi, Indian singer
  • 1968: Lee Seung-yeon, South Korean actress.
  • 1969: Edward Norton, American actor.
  • 1969: Christian Slater, American actor.
  • 1969: Everlast, American rapper.
  • 1969: Masta Killa, American musician, of the band Wu-Tang Clan.
  • 1969: Fernando del Rincón, Mexican television presenter.
  • 1970: Malcolm-Jamal Warner, American actor.
  • 1971: Aphex Twin, Irish musician.
  • 1971: Richard D James, Irish musician, of the band Aphex Twin.
  • 1974: Elías Bendodo, Spanish politician.
  • 1975: Aitor López Rekarte, Spanish footballer.
  • 1975: Shery, Guatemalan singer.
  • 1976: Amaya Valdemoro, Spanish basketball player.
  • 1978: Andy Samberg, American comedian.
  • 1978: Carles Castillejo, Spanish athlete.
  • 1979: Aamir Ghaffar, British badminton player.
  • 1979: Selena Silver, Australian pornographic actress.
  • 1979: Helbert Frederico Carreiro da Silva, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1980: Esteban Cambiasso, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1981: César Delgado, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1981: Juliana Galvis, Colombian actress.
  • 1981: Dimitris Salpigidis, Greek footballer.
  • 1981: Jonathan Schneck, American musician, of the band Relient K.
  • 1981: Elena Santarelli, Italian actress, presenter and model.
  • 1983: Georgina Bardach, Argentine swimmer.
  • 1983: Mika (Michael Holbrook Penniman), Lebanese singer.
  • 1983: Kris Boyd, British footballer.
  • 1984: Robert Huth, German footballer.
  • 1984: David Carrillo, Spanish actor.
  • 1984: Dušan Basta, Serbian footballer.
  • 1985: Bryan Ruiz, Costa Rican soccer player.
  • 1985: Fábio Espinho Gomes Fonseca, Portuguese footballer.
  • 1986: Evan Gattis, American baseball player.
  • 1986: Graham Zusi, American footballer.
  • 1986: Josimar da Silva, Brazilian soccer player, victim of LaMia Flight 2933 (f. 2016).
  • 1987: Joanna Jędrzejczyk, Polish mixed martial arts fighter.
  • 1987: Siri Tollerød, Norwegian model.
  • 1987: Igor Sijsling, Dutch tennis player.
  • 1988: G-Dragon, rapper, singer, producer and songwriter.
  • 1988: Julio Buffarini, Argentine footballer.
  • 1988: Eggert Jónsson, Icelandic footballer.
  • 1989: Anna Akana, American actress.
  • 1990: Kevin Long, Irish footballer.
  • 1991: Masayuki Tokutake, Japanese footballer.
  • 1992: Frances Bean Cobain, American visual artist.
  • 1993: Maia Mitchell, Australian actress and singer.
  • 1994: Madelaine Petsch, American actress
  • 1997: Renato Sanches, Portuguese soccer player.
  • 1997: Josephine Langford, Australian actress.
  • 1997: Jean-Armel Drolé, Ivorian footballer.
  • 1997: Sergio Gregori, Spanish journalist and audiovisual producer.
  • 1997: Manuela Giugliano, Italian footballer.
  • 1997: Josephine Langford, Australian actress.
  • 1999: Onni Valakari, Finnish footballer.
  • 2008: Gordey Kolesov, polyglot child prodigy and Russian chess player.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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August 18 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 353: Decentius, Roman usurper.
  • 440: Sixtus III, Roman pope.
  • 472: Ricimero, Roman general.
  • 604: Wendi, Chinese emperor (b.541)
  • 673: Kim Yushin, general of the Kingdom of Silla (Korea) (b.595)
  • 849: Walafrido Strabo, German monk and theologian.
  • 1227: Genghis Khan, founding warrior of the Mongol Empire.
  • 1258: Theodore II Láscaris, Byzantine emperor.
  • 1276: Adriano V, Italian pope.
  • 1318: Clara de Montefalco, abbess and Italian religious leader (b. 1268).
  • 1430: Thomas de Ros, British politician and soldier (b.1406).
  • 1503: Alexander VI, pope between 1492 and 1503.
  • 1541: Henry V of Saxony-Meissen.
  • 1559: Paul IV, Italian pope since 1555.
  • 1563: Étienne de La Boétie, French judge and writer.
  • 1613: Giovanni Artusi, Italian composer
  • 1620: Wanli, Chinese emperor (b. 1563).
  • 1634: Urbain Grandier, French monk (b. 1590).
  • 1642: Guido Reni, Italian painter.
  • 1645: Yevdokiya Streshniova, Russian aristocrat, wife of Michael I (b.1608).
  • 1683: Charles Hart, British actor (b.1625).
  • 1707: William Cavendish, British aristocrat and military man (b. 1640).
  • 1712 – Richard Savage, British military man.
  • 1765: Francisco de Lorena, French aristocrat, Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1800: Filippo Fontana, Bolognese architect and set designer (b. 1744).
  • 1809 – Matthew Boulton, British engineer (b. 1728).
  • 1815: Chauncey Goodrich, American politician (b. 1759).
  • 1842: Louis de Freycinet, French explorer (b. 1779).
  • 1850: Honorato de Balzac, French novelist (b. 1799).
  • 1857: Juan José Olleros, Argentine military and politician (b. 1794).
  • 1861: Graciliano Afonso, Spanish poet (b. 1775).
  • 1921: Ignacio Montes de Oca y Obregón, archbishop and Mexican polygraph
  • 1922: Guillermo Enrique Hudson, Argentine ornithologist (b. 1841).
  • 1927: Sascha Schneider, German painter and illustrator (b. 1870).
  • 1934: Alfred Boucher, French sculptor (b.1850).
  • 1936: Juan Rodríguez Lozano, Spanish military man (b. 1893).
  • 1936: Federico García Lorca, Spanish poet and playwright (b. 1898).
  • 1940 – Walter Percy Chrysler, American motorsport pioneer (b.1875).
  • 1942 – Erwin Schulhoff, Czech composer (b.1894).
  • 1944: Ernst Thälmann, German politician (b. 1886).
  • 1945: Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian nationalist politician (b.1897)
  • 1952: Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga, Chilean Jesuit religious, founder of the Hogar de Cristo.
  • 1963: Clifford Odets, American screenwriter (b.1906).
  • 1977: Tibor Déry, Hungarian writer (b. 1894).
  • 1981: Anita Loos, American novelist and screenwriter (b. 1889).
  • 1983: Nikolaus Pevsner, German historian (b.1902).
  • 1983: Sam Wooding, American pianist and composer (b.1895).
  • 1986: Juan José Rosón, politician and former Spanish minister
  • 1989: Valdemar Franklin Quintero, Colombian policeman (b.1941).
  • 1989: Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento, Colombian politician and lawyer (b. 1943).
  • 1990: Grethe Ingmann, Danish singer (b.1938).
  • 1990: Burrhus Frederic Skinner, American psychologist.
  • 1992: Christopher McCandless, American traveler and adventurer.
  • 1992: John Sturges, American filmmaker.
  • 1994: Richard L. M. Synge, British biochemist, 1952 Nobel Prize winner for chemistry.
  • 1994: Martin Cahill, Irish criminal (b.1949).
  • 1995: Julio Caro Baroja, Spanish anthropologist, historian, linguist and essayist.
  • 1996: Francisco de Paula Solano, Spanish historian.
  • 1998: Persis Khambatta, Indian actress and model (b.1948)
  • 2001: Aníbal Nazoa, Venezuelan poet and humorist (b.1928).
  • 2001: David Peakall, British scientist (b.1931).
  • 2001: Emilio Adolfo Westphalen, Peruvian poet.
  • 2002: Dean Riesner, American screenwriter (b.1918).
  • 2003: Tony Jackson, British musician, of the band The Searchers (b. 1938).
  • 2004: Elmer Bernstein, American composer.
  • 2005: Christopher Bauman, American wrestler (b. 1982).
  • 2005: Magdalena Sánchez, Venezuelan folk singer (b.1915).
  • 2005: Gao Xiumin, Chinese actress (b.1959).
  • 2006: Fernand Gignac, Canadian actor and singer (b.1934).
  • 2006: Jamie Astaphan, American physicist (b.1946).
  • 2006: Guille Martín, Spanish guitarist, of the band Los Rodríguez (b.1963).
  • 2006: Juan Suárez Martínez, Spanish businessman (b.1913).
  • 2007: Michael Deaver, American politician (b.1938).
  • 2008: Carmen Lazo, Chilean politician (b.1920).
  • 2009: Kim Dae-jung, South Korean politician, president between 1998 and 2003, and Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2000 (b.1924).
  • 2009: Robert Novak, American journalist (b.1931).
  • 2010: Carlos Hugo de Borbón Parma, aristocrat and Spanish Carlist leader (b.1930).
  • 2010: Edelmiro Cavazos Leal, Mexican politician (b. 1971).
  • 2010: Francisco Firpo, Argentine agronomist (b.1951).
  • 2010: Efraim Sevela, Russian writer, film director and playwright of Belarusian origin (b. 1928).
  • 2011: Jean Tabary, French cartoonist (b.1930).
  • 2012: Scott McKenzie, American singer (b.1939).
  • 2013: Rolv Wesenlund, Norwegian actor (b.1936).
  • 2018: Kofi Annan, Ghanaian economist, UN Secretary General from 1997 to 2006 (b.1936).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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August 18 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • Chile: Solidarity Day.
  • Biescas (Spain): pilgrimage to the Hermitage of Santa Elena.
  • Santa Elena (Spain): patron saint festivities.
  • Torre de Embesora (Spain): festivities of Santa Elena and San Bartolomé.
  • Guadalajara: feast of Our Lady of Rayo,
  • Orizaba: Veracruz the traditional procession of Nuestra Señora del Rayo is carried out, which is attended by many Catholic faithful, being one of the most venerated images in the city.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

August 18 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Our Lady of the Ray.
  • Saint Agapito of Lazio
  • Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Saint Crispus
  • Saint Daigh
  • st. Helen
  • Saint Aeonius of Arles
  • Saint Ernan
  • Saint Evan of Ayrshire
  • Saint Fermin of Metz
  • Saint Franco de Francavilla
  • Saint Gaspar of Salamanca
  • Saint Hermes of Rome
  • Saint John of Rila
  • Saint Joan of Chantal
  • Saint Juliana of Myra
  • Saint Juliana of Stobylum
  • Saint Lion of Lycia
  • Saint Leonardo de Cava
  • Saint Macarius of Bithynia
  • Holy Martyrs of Illyria
  • Holy Martyrs of Utica
  • Saint Milón
  • Saint Polyene of Rome
  • Saint Ronan of Iona
  • Saint Serapion.
  • Blessed Antonio Banassat
  • Blessed Domenico de Molinar
  • Blessed Francisco Arias Martín
  • Blessed Martín Martínez Pascual
  • Blessed Nicholas Factor
  • Blessed Paula Montaldi
  • Blessed Reinaldo de Concorégio
  • Blessed Theodore of Celles
  • Blessed Vicente María Izquierdo Alcón.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

August 18 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

♌ Leo:

Famous & Celebrities People Born “A Day as Today”

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August 18 – A Day as Today – Today’s Famous Birthdays

  • 1944 – Helena Rojo, Mexican actress.
  • 1945 – Pedro de Silva, Spanish writer and politician.
  • 1948 – Santiago de la Parte, Spanish athlete and athletics coach.
  • 1952 – Patrick Swayze, American actor (d. 2009).
  • 1952 – Ricky Villa, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1952 – Juan Leyrado, Argentine actor.
  • 1955 – elios Massip Rodo, astrologer from Algarrobo, Chile
  • 1956 – John Debney, American composer.
  • 1957 – Carole Bouquet, French actress.
  • 1957 – Denis Leary, American actor.
  • 1958 – Madeleine Stowe, American actress.
  • 1958 – Olga Viza, Spanish journalist.
  • 1958 – Didier Auriol, French rally driver.
  • 1959 – Garry Gómez, former Costa Rican footballer, naturalized Australian.
  • 1960 – Luis Sabatini, Argentine actor.
  • 1960 – Fat Lever, American basketball player.
  • 1961 – Eddie Santiago, Puerto Rican singer.
  • 1961 – Bob Woodruff, American journalist.
  • 1962 – Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, politician and Mexican president since 2006.
  • 1964 – Craig Bierko, American actor.
  • 1964 – Kenny Walker, American basketball player.
  • 1967 – Brian Michael Bendis, American comic book writer and cartoonist.
  • 1967 – Dan Peters, American musician.
  • 1967 – Jorge Locomotora Castro, Argentine boxer.
  • 1968 – Lee Seung-yeon, South Korean actress.
  • 1969 – Edward Norton, American actor.
  • 1969 – Christian Slater, American actor.
  • 1969 – Everlast, American rapper.
  • 1969 – Masta Killa, American musician, of the band Wu-Tang Clan.
  • 1970 – Malcolm-Jamal Warner, American actor.
  • 1971 – Aphex Twin, Irish musician.
  • 1971 – Richard D James, Irish musician, of the band Aphex Twin.
  • 1972 – Keiko Yamada, Japanese singer.
  • 1976 – Amaya Valdemoro, Spanish basketball player.
  • 1977 – Régine Chassagne, Canadian musician, of the band Arcade Fire.
  • 1978 – Andy Samberg, American comedian.
  • 1979 – Aamir Ghaffar, British badminton player.
  • 1980 – Esteban Cambiasso, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1981 – César Delgado, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1981 – Dimitris Salpigidis, Greek footballer.
  • 1981 – Jonathan Schneck, American musician, of the band Relient K.
  • 1983 – Georgina Bardach, Argentine swimmer.
  • 1983 – Michael Holbrook Penniman, “Mika”, Lebanese singer.
  • 1983 – Kris Boyd, British footballer.
  • 1984 – Robert Huth, German footballer.
  • 1985 – Bryan Ruiz, Costa Rican soccer player.
  • 1988 – G-Dragon, South Korean singer, of the band Big Bang.
  • 1988 – Julio Buffarini, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1992 – Frances Bean Cobain, American singer and model.
  • 1993 – Maia Mitchell, Australian actress and singer.

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