What Happened on October 18, 2021

Historical Events

  • Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso declares 60-day state of emergency in response to a violent crime wave caused by power struggle between drug cartels
  • Flash foods and heavy rain in northern Indian state of Uttarakhand and Nepal kill over 100 people after 328mm falls in 24 hrs [1]

Film Premiere

Marvel film "Eternals" directed by Chloé Zhao, starring an ensemble cast including Gemma Chan, Richard Madden and Angelina Jolie premieres in Los Angeles


2021 History

Famous Deaths

  • Bandula Warnapura, Sri Lankan cricket batsman (4 Tests; first SL Test captain; 12 ODIs; Bloomfield CC), dies at 68

Colin PowellColin Powell (1937-2021)

American General and 1st Black US Secretary of State (2001-05), dies from complications of COVID-19, blood cancer, and Parkinson's disease at 84 [1]

  • Edita Gruberová, Slovak operatic soprano, dies at 74

About October 18, 2021

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra

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