What happened this day in history October 18, 1977

What are the important events that happened on October 18, 1977? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 18, 1977: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 18, 1977 is the 291st day of the year 1977 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 74 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 5, 1977 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 245,980,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaenneacontahenagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $676.40. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Snake is the mythical animal and Fire is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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October 18, 1977 Historical Events

  • 1977
    German Autumn: a set of events revolving around the kidnapping of Hanns-Martin Schleyer and the hijacking of a Lufthansa flight by the Red Army Faction (RAF) comes to an end when Schleyer is murdered and various RAF members allegedly commit suicide.

Who were born on October 18, 1977?

  • 1977
    David Vuillemin, pro motocross rider
  • 1977
    Ryan Nelsen, New Zealand footballer

Who died on October 18, 1977?

  • 1977
    Red Army Faction Stammheim Prison suicides: Andreas Baader, German left-wing militant leader (b. 1943)
  • 1977
    Red Army Faction Stammheim Prison suicides: Gudrun Ensslin, German left-wing militant leader (b. 1940)
  • 1977
    Red Army Faction Stammheim Prison suicides: Jan-Carl Raspe, German left-wing militant (b. 1944)

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