On This Day 18 August

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)