October 18th is the 291st day in the Gregorian calendar. On this day Félicette, a black and white female Parisian stray cat, became the first cat launched into space; Texas Instruments introduced the first transistor radio, and the novel Moby Dick was first published with the title, The Whale. Famous October 18th birthdays include Chuck Berry, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Da Coach, Mike Ditka. Today is National Chocolate Cupcake Day and National No Beard Day.
We have 19 holidays listed for October 18.
National Chocolate Cupcake Day
A day when office break rooms fill with joy only brought by chocolate cupcakes.
Flora Duffy Day
Today we join Bermuda in celebrating Flora Duffy and her Olympic achievements.
Health Care Aide Day
Health Care Aide Day was created by the government of Manitoba, Canada, to honor healthcare aides.
National Alaska Day
Alaska is the largest state to join the U.S. and it is its last frontier, too.
National Ken Day
We know about Ken from Barbie. But where did the name come from? Let’s find out!
National Mark Day
Happy National Mark Day! Let’s celebrate everyone with the most popular male name.
National Mashed Potato Day
The potato is so awesome that an entire day is dedicated to celebrating it!
National Prayer Day
Did you know different religions have varying forms of prayers? Join us as we learn more.
National Speak Up for Victims of Sexual Abuse Day
The purpose of this day is to provide help and strength to sexually abused people.
National Sunday Day
It’s National Sunday Day! Let’s celebrate and appreciate everyone named Sunday today.
Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity
Observe this solemn day by standing in solidarity with the unheard voices.