What Happened on October 29, 2018

Historical Events

Election of Interest

Far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil's presidential election defeating Fernando Haddad

Historic Event

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announces she will not seek re-election in 2021 and step down as party leader

  • Golden State shooting guard Klay Thompson breaks NBA record previously held by teammate Stephen Curry for most 3-pointers in a game with 14 in Warriors' 149-124 win over the Bulls in Chicago
  • Japanese Princess Ayako of Japan marries commoner Kei Moriya at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, giving up her royal status
  • Lion Air flight JT 610 crashes into the sea just after takeoff near Jakarta, Indonesia, with the loss of all 189 on board

Historic Event

New mega airport opened in Istanbul by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, planning to be world' busiest with 90 million passengers by 2021

  • New research says cacao tree first used in Ecuador by Mayo Chinchipe culture, 5000 years ago, not in central America as previously thought
  • Storms in Italy kill at least 11 with 75% of Venice flooded and two tornadoes striking Terracina
  • World Scrabble Championship won for the fourth time by New Zealand Malaysian Nigel Richards with the word "groutier" (bad-tempered)

Famous Deaths

  • Larry Snyder, American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey (US Champion Jockey by wins 1969; George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award 1989), dies from cancer at 76
2018 Highlights

About October 29, 2018

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: October Bank Holiday (Ireland)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Girls Like You - Maroon 5 Featuring Cardi B
  • UK #1 Song: Shallow - Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper