On This Day

What Happened on October 15, 2018

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • American retailer Sears files for bankruptcy
  • At least 180,000 migrants driven out of Anglo and back into the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Caravan of up to 4,000 Central American migrants that started in Honduras reaches Guatemala, heading for Mexico and the US
  • Indian minister and editor MJ Akbar files a defamation case after being accused of sexual harassment by multiple women in #MeToo case

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPaul Allen

Paul Allen, American business magnate (co-founder Microsoft, owner Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Seahawks), dies of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at 65

Co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen
Co-founder of Microsoft
Paul Allen
  • Shelley Hamlin, American golfer (US Open runner-up 1973), dies of breast cancer at 69