August 18: Day of the Week
August 18, 2019 is the 230th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 135 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Try it today and improve your lovelife. Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)
Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
What no one tells you about the hidden secrets of your first name. Are there magical powers in your given name? Every name has a character and personality. Get smart with name meanings. Find out your name’s personality! (Sponsored link)
August 18 Historical Event(s)
- 1783A huge fireball meteor is seen across the United Kingdom as it passes over the east coast.
- 1864American Civil War: Battle of Globe Tavern – Union forces try to cut a vital Confederate supply-line into Petersburg, Virginia, by attacking the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad.
- 1877Asaph Hall discovers Martian moon Phobos.
- 1917A Great Fire in Thessaloniki, Greece destroys 32% of the city leaving 70,000 individuals homeless.
- 1948The Australian cricket team completed a 4–0 Ashes series win over England during their undefeated Invincibles tour.
- 1950Julien Lahaut, the chairman of the Communist Party of Belgium is assassinated by far-right elements.
- 1958Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel Lolita is published in the United States.
- 1965Vietnam War: Operation Starlite begins – United States Marines destroy a Viet Cong stronghold on the Van Tuong peninsula in the first major American ground battle of the war.
- 1983Hurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 22 people and causing over USD $1 billion in damage (1983 dollars).
- 2011The West Memphis Three are released from prison after 18 years in imprisonment.
Who were born on August 18?
- 1657Ferdinando Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (d. 1743)
- 1834Marshall Field, American retailer(d. 1906)
- 1910Herman Berlinski, Polish American composer (d. 2001)
- 1923Sadashiv Shinde, Indian cricketer (d. 1955)
- 1927Rosalynn Carter, First Lady of the United States
- 1939Robert Horton, British businessman
- 1966Kang Soo-yeon, South Korean actress
- 1967Daler Mehndi, Indian bhangra/pop singer
- 1980Preeti Jhangiani, Indian actress
- 1984Robert Huth, German footballer
Now try another date like anniversaries, birthdays of someone you know or any other date that is special to you. Don’t forget to share the info to your friends, loved ones or social media followers. Who knows, they might appreciate and thank you for it.