This Day in History on 18 August

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 18 August. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

2005 – A massive power blackout hits the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people, one of the largest and most widespread power outages in history.
2008 – President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf resigns under threat of impeachment.
2008 – War of Afghanistan: Uzbin Valley ambush occurs.
2017 – The first terrorist attack ever sentenced as a crime in Finland kills two and injures eight.
2019 – 100 activists, officials, and other concerned citizens in Iceland hold a funeral for Okjökull glacier, which has completely melted after once covering six square miles (15.5 km2).

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1934 – Gulzar, Indian poet, lyricist and film director

1956 – Sandeep Patil, Indian cricketer and coach

1967 – Daler Mehndi, Indian Punjabi singer, songwriter and record producer

Death/ Death Anniversary

1945 – Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian activist and politician (b. 1897)

1979 – Vasantrao Naik, Indian politician (b. 1913)

1998 – Persis Khambatta, Indian model and actress, Femina Miss India 1965 (b. 1948)

2012 – Ra. Ki. Rangarajan, Indian journalist and author (b. 1927)

2015 – Suvra Mukherjee, Wife of former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee. (b. 1940)

Futher Reading

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