On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 2017

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Sinking ShipSinking 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
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A scene from the 2016 movie
A scene from the 2016 movie "USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Aldiss, British sci-fi author (Super-Toys Last All Summer Long, Helliconia trilogy), dies at 92
  • Zoe Laskari, Greek actress, dies at 72