On This Day

What Happened on November 18, 2015

Lomu – The Unstoppable Gentle Giant

Historical Events

AustraliaRoger the Ripped Kangaroo

"Kangaroo Dundee" wildlife TV series premieres featuring Brolga and Roger the ripped Kangaroo on BBC Two

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Roger poses for the camera
Roger poses for the camera
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  • 2 female suicide bombers aged 18 and 11 blow themselves up in Kano, Nigeria, killing 15 and injuring over 100
  • French police raid terrorist cell in Saint Denis, killing 2 including the leader of the Paris terror attacks Abdelhamid Abaaoud

Famous Deaths

  • Erik Lotichius, Dutch composer (Anaitalrax), dies at 86
  • Jim Slater, British financier and writer, dies at 86

Person of interestJonah Lomu

Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union winger (youngest ever All Black, 63 internationals), dies of a heart attack linked to kidney disease at 40

Rugby Union Superstar Jonah Lomu
Rugby Union Superstar
Jonah Lomu
  • Mal Whitfield, American track athlete (Olympic 3 gold, silver & bronze 1948, 52), dies at 91
2015 Highlights

About November 18, 2015

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Scorpio