On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 2018

Historical Events

  • EU directive bans single-use plastics by 2021

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Indian cricketer Virat Kohli becomes the 12th and the fastest-ever to score 10,000 runs in one day international matches, taking just 205 innings

Cricketer Virat Kohli
Cricketer
Virat Kohli

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Kenyan marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge named UN Person of the Year for setting a new marathon world record and for his work with AIDS/HIV in Kenya

Long Distance Runner Eliud Kipchoge
Long Distance Runner
Eliud Kipchoge
  • Largest jackpot in US history at $1.6 billion won by one person in South Carolina

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Pipe bombs sent to prominent US Democrats including the Obamas, Clintons, John Brennan and CNN, but safely defused

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Scientists confirm East Island in Hawaii, half a mile long, has been wiped out after contact with Hurricane Walaka

Famous Deaths

  • Darijan Božič, Slovenian composer and conductor, dies at 86
  • Tony Joe White, American blues and swamp rock singer ("Polk Salad Annie"), and songwriter ("Rainy Night In Georgia"), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • Wah-Wah Watson [Melvin Ragin], American session guitarist in Motown's Funk Brothers (Temptations - "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone"), dies at 67
2018 Highlights

About October 24, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Scorpio