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August 18th

August 18th is the 230th day of the year (231st day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 135 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about August 18th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on August 18th

1414 Jami (poet)

1587 Virginia Dare (first English child born in the Americas)

1750 Antonio Salieri (composer)

1774 Meriwether Lewis (soldier, explorer)

1830 Franz Joseph (Emperor of Austria 1848-1916)

1855 Alfred Wallis (painter)

1899 A. E. J. Collins (soldier, cricketer - scored 628 runs not out in 1899, the highest ever scored in cricket)

1890 Walter Funk (Nazi politician)

1917 Caspar Weinberger (US politician)

1920 Shelly Winters (actress)
1925 Brian Aldiss (author)

1927 Rosalynn Carter (41st First Lady of the United States)

1933 Roman Polanski (film director)

1936 Robert Redford (actor)

Robert Redford

1952 Patrick Swayze (actor, dancer, singer)

Patrick Swayze

1957 Denis Leary (actor, comedian)

1958 Madeleine Stowe (actress)

1969 Masta Killa (rapper)

1969 Edward Norton (actor)

1969 Christian Slater (actor)

1983 Mika (singer-songwriter)

1984 Robert Huth (soccer player)

August 18th in History

1587 Virginia Dare is the first English child to be born in the Americas.

1868 Pierre Janssen discovers Helium.

1877 Asaph Hall III discovers the Martian moon, Phobos.

1920 The Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, granting women the right to vote, is ratified.

1971 Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam.

August 18th is also

Feast of Saint Helena of Constantinople (Catholicism)

Saint Helena

Feast of Saint Alberto Hurtado (Catholicism)


People born on August 18th are Leo


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