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Monday 15 October 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Memorial Day for the loss of a child during pregnancy or a newborn (noted in Ohio, USA, Canada, Britain and Italy)
  • Mother's Day in Argentina (celebrated on the third Monday in October)
  • National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (United States)
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day (Canada, the United States, the UK and Italy)
  • White Cane Safety Day (United States)
  • World Students' Day

Events

  • 2007 – Seventeen activists in New Zealand are arrested in the country's first post-9/11 anti-terrorism raids.
  • 2003 – China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission.
  • 1997 – The first supersonic land speed record is set by Andy Green in ThrustSSC (United Kingdom), 50 years and one day after Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier in the Earth's atmosphere.
  • 1965 – Vietnam War: The Catholic Worker Movement stages an anti-war rally in Manhattan including a public burning of a draft card; the first such act to result in arrest under a new amendment to the Selective Service Act.
  • 1956 – Fortran, the first modern computer language, is shared with the coding community for the first time.
  • 1951 – Mexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes conducts the very last step of the first synthesis of norethisterone, the progestin that would later be used in one of the first three oral contraceptives.
  • 1951 – The first episode of I Love Lucy, an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley, airs on the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS).
  • 1932 – Tata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight.
  • 1928 – The airship, Graf Zeppelin completes its first trans-Atlantic flight, landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States.
  • 1910 – Airship America is launched from New Jersey in the first attempt to cross the Atlantic by a powered aircraft.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: The Battle of Glasgow is fought, resulting in the surrender of Glasgow, Missouri and its Union garrison, to the Confederacy.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: The H. L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink a ship, sinks during a test, killing its inventor, Horace L. Hunley.
  • 1783 – The Montgolfier brothers' hot air balloon (tethered) makes the first human ascent, piloted by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier.

Births

  • 1999 – Bailee Madison, American actress
  • 1989 – Blaine Gabbert, American football player
  • 1987 – Jesse Levine, Canadian-American tennis player
  • 1985 – Arron Afflalo, American basketball player
  • 1981 – Keyshia Cole, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1979 – Blue Adams, American football player and coach
  • 1979 – Bohemia, Pakistani-American rapper and producer
  • 1979 – Jaci Velasquez, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1978 – Devon Gummersall, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1976 – Christian Allen, American video game designer
  • 1972 – Fred Hoiberg, American basketball player and coach
  • 1972 – Matt Keeslar, American actor
  • 1971 – Joey Abs, American wrestler
  • 1970 – Eric Benét, American musician
  • 1970 – Ginuwine, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
  • 1968 – Vanessa Marcil, American actress
  • 1967 – Dan Forest, American politician, 34th Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
  • 1966 – Bill Charlap, American pianist and composer
  • 1959 – Emeril Lagasse, American chef and author
  • 1959 – Todd Solondz, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1957 – Mira Nair, Indian-American actress, director, and producer
  • 1957 – Stacy Peralta, American skateboarder, director, producer, and businessman, co-founded Powell Peralta
  • 1954 – Jere Burns, American actor
  • 1953 – Larry Miller, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1953 – Tito Jackson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1953 – Walter Jon Williams, American author
  • 1951 – Roscoe Tanner, American tennis player
  • 1950 – Candida Royalle, American porn actress, director, and producer (d. 2015)
  • 1949 – Laurie McBain, American author
  • 1949 – Prannoy Roy, Indian journalist, economist, and broadcaster, founded NDTV
  • 1946 – Richard Carpenter, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1945 – Jim Palmer, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1944 – David Trimble, Northern Irish lawyer and politician, 3rd First Minister of Northern Ireland, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1944 – Haim Saban, Egyptian-American businessman, co-founded Saban Entertainment
  • 1943 – Penny Marshall, American actress, director, and producer
  • 1942 – Don Stevenson, American singer-songwriter and drummer
  • 1942 – Harold W. Gehman, Jr., American admiral
  • 1942 – Hilo Chen, Taiwanese-American painter
  • 1938 – Brice Marden, American painter
  • 1938 – Marv Johnson, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1993)
  • 1938 – Robert Ward, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1937 – Linda Lavin, American actress and singer
  • 1935 – Barry McGuire, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1935 – Bobby Morrow, American sprinter
  • 1933 – Nicky Barnes, American drug lord
  • 1931 – Freddy Cole, American singer and pianist
  • 1931 – Gail Harris, American baseball player and coach (d. 2012)
  • 1929 – Will Insley, American painter and architect (d. 2011)
  • 1926 – Ed McBain, American author and screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1926 – James E. Akins, American soldier and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (d. 2010)
  • 1926 – Jean Peters, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1925 – Mickey Baker, American-French guitarist (d. 2012)
  • 1924 – Lee Iacocca, American businessman and author
  • 1924 – Warren Miller, American director and screenwriter
  • 1923 – Eugene Patterson, American journalist and activist (d. 2013)
  • 1922 – William Y. Thompson, American historian and author (d. 2013)
  • 1920 – Chris Economaki, American sportscaster and actor (d. 2012)
  • 1920 – Mario Puzo, American author and screenwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1919 – Chuck Stevenson, American race car driver (d. 1995)
  • 1919 – Malcolm Ross, American captain, balloonist, and physicist (d. 1985)
  • 1917 – Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., American historian and critic (d. 2007)
  • 1917 – Jan Miner, American actress (d. 2004)
  • 1917 – Paul Tanner, American trombonist and educator (d. 2013)
  • 1916 – Al Killian, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 2007)
  • 1912 – Nellie Lutcher, American singer and pianist (d. 2007)
  • 1910 – Edwin O. Reischauer, Japanese-American scholar and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Japan (d. 1990)
  • 1909 – Jesse L. Greenstein, American astronomer and academic (d. 2002)
  • 1909 – Robert Trout, American journalist (d. 2000)
  • 1908 – Herman Chittison, American pianist (d. 1967)
  • 1908 – John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian-American economist and diplomat, 7th United States Ambassador to India (d. 2006)
  • 1907 – Varian Fry, American journalist and author (d. 1967)
  • 1906 – Alicia Patterson, American journalist and publisher, co-founded Newsday (d. 1963)
  • 1906 – Hiram Fong, American soldier and politician (d. 2004)
  • 1906 – Victoria Spivey, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1976)
  • 1900 – Mervyn LeRoy, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1987)
  • 1888 – S. S. Van Dine, American author and critic (d. 1939)
  • 1884 – Archibald Hoxsey, American pilot (d. 1910)
  • 1882 – Charley O'Leary, American baseball player and coach (d. 1941)
  • 1879 – Jane Darwell, American actress (d. 1967)
  • 1865 – Charles W. Clark, American singer and educator (d. 1925)
  • 1858 – John L. Sullivan, American boxer, actor, and journalist (d. 1918)
  • 1829 – Asaph Hall, American astronomer and academic (d. 1907)
  • 1789 – William Christopher Zeise, Danish chemist who prepared Zeise's salt, one of the first organometallic compounds (d. 1847)
  • 1767 – Gabriel Richard, French-born American Roman Catholic priest, missionary, educator, and politician (d. 1832)
  • 1762 – Samuel Adams Holyoke, American composer and educator (d. 1820)
  • 1701 – Marie-Marguerite d'Youville, Canadian nun and saint, founded Grey Nuns (d. 1771)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Nate Huffman, American basketball player (b. 1975)
  • 2015 – Neill Sheridan, American baseball player (b. 1921)
  • 2015 – Tyrone Young, American football player (b. 1960)
  • 2014 – Nobby Wirkowski, American-Canadian football player and coach (b. 1926)
  • 2014 – Robert Tiernan, American lawyer and politician (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Donald Bailey, American drummer (b. 1933)
  • 2013 – Gloria Lynne, American singer (b. 1931)
  • 2013 – Rudy Minarcin, American baseball player and coach (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – Pat Ward, American lawyer and politician (b. 1957)
  • 2010 – Johnny Sheffield, American actor (b. 1931)
  • 2010 – Mildred Fay Jefferson, American physician and activist (b. 1926)
  • 2010 – Richard C. Miller, American photographer (b. 1912)
  • 2008 – Edie Adams, American actress and singer (b. 1927)
  • 2008 – Jack Narz, American game show host and announcer (b. 1922)
  • 2005 – Jason Collier, American basketball player (b. 1977)
  • 2000 – Konrad Emil Bloch, Polish-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)
  • 2000 – Vincent Canby, American journalist and critic (b. 1924)
  • 1987 – Donald Wandrei, American author and poet (b. 1908)
  • 1983 – Pat O'Brien, American actor (b. 1899)
  • 1978 – W. Eugene Smith, American photojournalist (b. 1918)
  • 1976 – Carlo Gambino, Italian-American mob boss (b. 1902)
  • 1968 – Virginia Lee Burton, American author and illustrator (b. 1909)
  • 1964 – Cole Porter, American composer and songwriter (b. 1891)
  • 1963 – Horton Smith, American golfer and captain (b. 1908)
  • 1960 – Clara Kimball Young, American actress and producer (b. 1890)
  • 1948 – Edythe Chapman, American actress (b. 1863)
  • 1930 – Herbert Henry Dow, Canadian-American businessman, founded the Dow Chemical Company (b. 1866)
  • 1910 – Stanley Ketchel, American boxer (b. 1886)
  • 1810 – Alfred Moore, American captain and judge (b. 1755)
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