June 18: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, June 18, 2005, David Tennant was seen for the first time on Doctor Who?

June 18th observes International Panic Day and Splurge Day.

We are now on day 169 out of 365, and have 196 days left of the year.

Today in history was a day of memorable speeches, natural disasters, and wars. If this day is important to you, you’ll love to learn what’s happened on June 18 throughout history.

Did you know that on this day in 2005, David Tennant was seen for the first time on Doctor Who? This was the Doctor’s tenth incarnation.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 18th in history!

What Events Happened On June 18 In History?

2017 A large landslide triggered a Tsunami in Nuugaatsiaq, Greenland, damaging several villages.

Three adults and one child lost their lives in the disaster.

2015 Pope Francis blamed Global warming on “human selfishness.”

OTD in 2015: Pope Francis blamed Global warming on "human selfishness."

2010 Eminem released his 7th studio album “Recovery.”

The album was going to be called "Relapse 2" to follow on from his previous album, but he decided that the music was too different from "Relapse," so he called it "Recovery" instead.

2009 NASA launched the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the first American lunar mission in ten years.

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) was launched along with the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) as a part of the US Vision for Space Exploration Program. The LRO created a 3D map that covered 98.2% of the Moon's surface.

2005 David Tennant was seen for the first time on Doctor Who.

He became the tenth doctor and was seen in the episode "The Parting of the Ways."

1996 Police arrested Ted Kaczynski, who was accused of being the American terrorist infamously known as the Unabomber.

OTD in 1996: Police arrested Ted Kaczynski

Between 1978 & 1995, the Unabomber killed three people while injuring 23.


1981 The world’s first stealth-oriented aircraft, the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, took its first flight.

While often referred to as a stealth fighter, the F-117's military capabilities are limited to attacks on the ground. It's not difficult to spot when you look at it with your eyes, but then that would usually be far too late to do anything about it. What makes it stealthy comes down to its design, which makes it incredibly hard to track via radar.

1978 American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer killed his first victim, Steven Mark Hicks.

Dahmer picked up the 18-year-old hitchhiker and lured him to his house with the promise of "a few beers." After several hours of talking, drinking, and listening to music, Hicks tried to leave when Dahmer hit him with a 10-pound (4.5 kg) dumbbell before strangling him to death with the bar of the dumbbell.

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1969 The western movie “The Wild Bunch” was released.

1967 Jimi Hendrix and Pete Townshend performed an epic battle of the guitars.

1940 Sir Winston Churchill gave his famous “Finest Hour” speech in the House of Commons.

1815 Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo.

This defeat ended Napoleon's rule as Emperor of the French.

1812 US President James Madison signed a declaration of war against Great Britain, marking the beginning of the War of 1812.

860 AD The Rus’ Khaganate started the Siege of Constantinople.

OTD in 860: The Rus' Khaganate started the Siege of Constantinople.

The Rus' Khaganate, also known as Russkiy Kaganate, is the name given to the people who lived in Eastern Europe during the 8th century. This century was not well documented in this part of the world, but Constantinople's siege is well written about. It is known as the only major military expedition at the time by the Rus' Khaganate.

Famous Quotes Said On June 18

Below are the most famous quotes people have said or written on this day throughout history.


“Writers are a little below clowns and a little above trained seals.”

– John Steinbeck


“Every reasonable human being should be a moderate Socialist.”

– Paul Thomas Mann

Famous People Born On June 18

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Jack Barakat? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1976 Blake Shelton

American Singer

Blake Shelton
46 years old
Born In:
Oklahoma, USA

1942 Paul McCartney

English Singer

Paul McCartney
80 years old
Born In:
England, UK

1986 Richard Madden

Scottish Actor

Richard Madden
36 years old
Born In:
Scotland, UK

1988 Jack Barakat

American Musician

Jack Barakat
34 years old
Born In:

Famous People Who Died On This Day

1998 - 2018 XXXTentacion


XXXTentacion was an American rapper born on January 23, 1998. He died on this day in 2018, at age 20 in Deerfield Beach, Florida, USA.

Special Holidays On June 18

If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!

June 18: International Panic Day

International Panic Day

Life is full of stress, and many of us suffer from our mental health. Today is known as International Panic Day, and it’s a day to bring awareness to the mental struggles even the calmest of us face. Take part today by taking time out to unwind or seeking help.

June 18: National Splurge Day

National Splurge Day

What’s the point of making money and saving it if you’re not going to treat yourself once in a while? Splurge day is the perfect opportunity to buy that new gadget you’ve wanted, get your nails done, or splash out on something completely unnecessary!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

Helen Keller was related to Robert E. Lee. Her paternal grandmother was second cousins with him.

June 18 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

For those of you who were born on June 18th, your zodiac sign is Gemini.

Life with a Gemini is rarely dull. Geminis get bored easily, and they don’t like it, so they’ll go out of their way to cure this boredom and find some new and interesting ideas to explore.

People born during June have the Alexandrite birthstone. In 1830, alexandrite was seen as a magical gem by the miners who discovered it due to its changing colors. A miner was collecting gems and was surprised when the green gemstone turned a vibrant shade of red when viewing them by the campfire at night.

If you were lucky enough to be born on June 18, you were likely conceived around September 25, the year before.

A baby conceived on this day will likely be born around March 11th, 2024.

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