This Day in History on 18 June

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 June. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Autistic Pride Day (International)


Important Events

1984 – A major clash between about 5,000 police and a similar number of miners takes place at Orgreave, South Yorkshire, during the 1984–85 UK miners’ strike.


1994 – The Troubles: Members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) attack a crowded pub with assault rifles in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland. Six Catholic civilians are killed and five wounded. It was crowded with people watching the 1994 FIFA World Cup.


2006 – The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat-1 is launched.

2007 – The Charleston Sofa Super Store fire happened in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine firefighters.


2009 – The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a NASA robotic spacecraft is launched.


2018 – An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes northern Osaka.


Birth/Birth Anniversary

1996 – Alen Halilović, Croatian footballer
1996 – Niki Wories, Dutch figure skater
1997 – Katharina Hobgarski, German tennis player
1997 – Latrell Mitchell, Australian rugby league player
1999 – Trippie Redd, American rapper
2002 – Chevel Shepherd, American singer


Death/ Death Anniversary

2005 – Mushtaq Ali, Indian cricketer (b. 1914)

2016 – Jeppiaar, Indian educationist, founder and chancellor of Sathyabama University (b. 1931)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History