Tuesday October 18, 2011: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 10/18/2011, UK date format: 18/10/2011

October 18th, 2011 was the 291st day of the year 2011 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Libra. The day of the week was Tuesday.

The number one song in US was Someone Like You by Adele.

Kick-Ass, directed by Matthew Vaughn, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2011 while Aleph by Paulo Coelho was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Man Up. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armageddon Riders or Cubixx HD.

The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

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October 18, 2011 Events

What happened on October 18, 2011?

Historical Events

  • Israel and Hamas start a major prisoner exchange. Gilad Shalit, an Israeli Army soldier, is being released by Hamas for 1,027 Palestinian or Israeli-Arab prisoners currently held in Israel. Among those released were 280 prisoners who are serving life sentences for plotting and perpetrating terror attacks.
  • Arab Spring and the Libyan Civil War: Muammar Gaddafi, Libya's leader, is killed in Sirte. The National Transitional Council forces take control of Sirte and end the war.
  • The Basque separatist militant organization ETA announces an end of its 43-year-old campaign of political violence that has claimed the lives and property of over 800 people since 1968.
  • 2011 Syrian uprising: 25 people have been killed in Homs, Syria after security forces and tanks opened fire on protesters against the regime.
  • Supported by air forces, Kenyan Army soldiers continue to advance into Somalia. They approach an al-Shabab-controlled village 120 km (75 mi) away from the Kenyan border.
  • Moody's downgrades Spain's credit rating from A1 to A1 following two weeks of downgrading Spain's ratings by Standard Poor's, Fitch and Fitch.
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What happened on October 18 in history? Find out the list of October 18th major events

What was 2011 famous for? Discover everything about 2011

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October 18, 2011 Famous Birthdays

Other October 18th famous birthdays

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How old am I?

If October 18, 2011 is your birthday you are 11 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on October 18.

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October 18, 2011 Famous Deaths

Who died on October 18, 2011?

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October 18, 2011 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Libra personality

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Babies born in October are either Libra or Scorpio. People born before October 22nd are Libra, while people born from October 23rd have the sign of Scorpio

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Chinese Zodiac

Rabbit chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Rabbit

Element: Metal

Rabbit personality

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October 18, 2011 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was October 18, 2011?

The day of the week was Tuesday.

October 18th marks the 290th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2011.

There are 74 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


October 18, 2011 Holidays and Observances

What is special on October 18, 2011?


  • Also see October 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Piment (Chili Pepper) Day, twenty-seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • R.C. Church, Anglican communion, et alii - Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist
  • USA : Alaska: Alaska Day
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Music charts

What was the number one song on October 18, 2011? Which were the top hits on October 18, 2011?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Someone Like Youyoutube
  2. - Moves Like Jagger
  3. - Pumped Up Kicks
  4. - Sexy And I Know It
  5. - Stereo Hearts

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - She Will
  2. - Headlines
  3. - Marvin & Chardonnay
  4. - Ni**as in Paris
  5. - That Way

Top #5 Rock songs

  1. - Walk
  2. - The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie
  3. - The Sound Of Winter
  4. - Pumped Up Kicks
  5. - Not Again

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - El Amor
  2. - Olvidame
  3. - Give Me Everything
  4. - Rain Over Me
  5. - Taboo

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Release year: 2011

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Garrett M. Brown

Country: United States of America

Let Me In

Let Me In

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Matt Reeves

Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Cara Buono

Country: United States of America

Rabbit Hole

Rabbit Hole

Release year: 2011

Directed by: John Cameron Mitchell

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Miles Teller

Country: United States of America

The Debt

The Debt

Release year: 2011

Directed by: John Madden

Starring: Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson, Ciarán Hinds

Country: United States of America

Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Chris Miller

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Man Up

Man Up

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Ben Palmer

Dragon Age: Redemption

Dragon Age: Redemption

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Peter Winther

Hell's Kitty

Hell's Kitty

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Nicholas Tana



Release year: 2011

Directed by: Gordon Scott Venters

Dream House

Dream House

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 2011?


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Aleph by Paulo Coelho



Transform your life. Transform your life. Paulo Coelho, an internationally acclaimed author, returns with his most personal novel yet.

Neverwinter by R. A. Salvatore



Drizzt has lost his last trusted companion. He is now alone and free for the first time in nearly 100 years.

Lethal by Sandra Brown



Honor Gillette rushes to help a sick man who informs her four-year-old daughter that he is in their backyard. Honor Gillette is shocked to learn that the "sick" man was Lee Coburn, who was accused of killing seven people last …

Boomerang by Michael Lewis



"Lewis once again shows why he is the leading journalist his generation ."--Kyle Smith Forbes The tsunami of low-interest credit that swept across the globe between 2002 and 2008 was greater than

Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman



NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER: "The great Crusader king Richard The Lionheart is brought to life in this masterpiece medieval tapestry Margaret

Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Armageddon Riders

Armageddon Riders

Platform: PlayStation 3

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Targem Games

Cubixx HD

Cubixx HD

Platform: PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Laughing Jackal Ghostlight (PC)

All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation

All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation

Platform: Nintendo DS

Publisher: Bandai Namco Games

Army of Darkness: Defense

Army of Darkness: Defense

Akane the Kunoichi

Akane the Kunoichi

Platform: Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Windows Phone, iOS

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Haruneko


October 18, 2011 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

Last Quarter

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See Moon rising and setting times on October 18, 2011

Sport Games on October 18, 2011

Sport Games on October 18, 2011


Football (United Kingdom)
  • Barnsley - Burnley : 2 - 0
  • Blackpool - Doncaster : 2 - 1
  • Crystal Palace - Bristol City : 1 - 0
  • Ipswich - Portsmouth : 1 - 0
  • Leeds - Coventry : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of October 18, 2011


Football (United Kingdom)
  • Alfreton Town - Fleetwood Town : 1 - 4
  • Bath City - Stockport : 0 - 2
  • Darlington - Barrow : 0 - 1
  • Ebbsfleet - Grimsby : 3 - 1
  • Forest Green - AFC Telford United : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of October 18, 2011

Division 2

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Dumbarton - Albion Rvs : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of October 18, 2011

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $77.57
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $421.76
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $26.94
  • General Electric GE: opens at $16.25
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $178.00

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 76.78 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.015 CAD
  • 1 USD = 0.8992 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.3814 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 105.46 JPY

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