What Happened on August 18, 2017

Historical Events

Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

Civilian researchers led by Paul Allen re-discover the USS Indianapolis 18,000 feet below the Pacific surface, 72 years after it was sunk by Japanese torpedoes

Event of Interest

White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is fired by US President Donald Trump

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Aldiss, British sci-fi author (Super-Toys Last All Summer Long, Helliconia trilogy), dies at 92
  • Bruce Forsyth, British entertainer and presenter (The Generation Game), dies at 89
  • Zoe Laskari, Greek actress, dies at 72

About August 18, 2017

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo

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