On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 2018

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Green Book" wins People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival

  • Cycling land speed record broken for men and women by Denise Mueller-Korenek riding 183.932 mph (296.010 km/h) Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
  • Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: At age 40, American Angela Stanford wins her first major title by 1 stroke from Amy Olson, Austin Ernst, Mo Martin & Kim Sei-young
  • First ever performance of comedy "Love's Victory" by Lady Mary Wroth at Penshurst Place, England, 400 years after it was written

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes sets an NFL record of 10 touchdowns in first 2 weeks of a season, torching Pittsburgh’s secondary with 6 TD passes; leads Chiefs to 42-37 victory on the road

NFL Quarterback Patrick Mahomes
NFL Quarterback
Patrick Mahomes
  • Salesforce founder Marc Benioff and wife Lynne Benioff announce purchase of Time magazine for $190 million
  • Scott Dixon of New Zealand finishes second in the IndyCar Grand Prix of Sonoma to wrap up his 5th IndyCar Drivers' title for Chip Ganassi Racing; Honda wins Manufacturers' Cup; Canadian Robert Wickens is Rookie of the Year
  • Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall near Jiangmen City, China, winds 120 miles an hour cause tower blocks in nearby Hong Kong to sway
  • US Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh accused of sexual assault in the 1980s in "The Washington Post"

Famous Deaths

  • Big Jay [Cecil James] McNeely, American R&B saxophonist, dies of prostate cancer at 91
  • Frank Parker, American actor (Days of our Lives, Never Too Young), dies at 79
2018 Highlights

About September 16, 2018

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 2 years and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo