July 18

July 18 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on July 18, include:

  • Get to Know Your Customer Day - July 18, 2024 (Third Thursday of the Start of Each Quarter, Jan/April/July/Oct)
  • Insurance Nerd Day 
  • National Caviar Day 
  • National Sour Candy Day
  • Nelson Mandela International Day 
  • Perfect Family Day 
  • World Listening Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include July 18, are:

  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
  • Captive Nations Week - July 14-20, 2024 (Third Week in July)
  • Coral Reef Awareness Week - July 15-21, 2024
  • Dog Days of Summer - July 3 - August 11
  • Every Body Deserves a Massage Week - July 14-20, 2024 (Third Full Week in July)
  • Hemingway Look Alike Days - July 17-21, 2024
  • National Baby Food Week - July 17-20, 2024 
  • National Ventriloquism Week - July 17-20, 2024
  • Perseid Meteor Showers - July 17 - August 24, 2024, will peak on  August 12, 2024)
  • Rabbit Week - July 15-21
  • Restless Leg Syndrome Education & Awareness Week - July 18-25
  • Sports Cliche Week - July 14-20, 2024 (Week of Major League Baseball All Stars Game

2024 Monthly Holidays that include July 18, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our July Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of July.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

World Festivals and Events
(Date Order)

  • Tour de France - June 29 - July 21, 2024 - this is the world's most high profile bicycle race.
  • Republican National Convention - July 15-18, 2024

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for July 18 is Cancer.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of July are:

  • Larkspur - Levity and lightness. Strong bonds of Love are represented by Larkspur.
  • Waterlily
  • Delphinium




The Birthstone(s) for July is:

  • Rubies which are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth, and success in love

Famous Birthdays

  • 1913 - Red Skelton, American actor and singer (d. 1997)
  • 1921 - John Glenn, American Colonel and astronaut
  • 1967 - Vin Diesel, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (Fast and Furious movies)

Famous Deaths

  • 1890 - Lydia Becker, English journalist, author and activist who co-founded the Women's Suffrage Journal (b. 1827)
  • 1892 - Thomas Cook, English travel agent who founded the Thomas Cook Group (b. 1808)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1976 - Country singer Tammy Wynette marries realtor Michael Tomlin
  • 1994 - Dolores O'Riordan, the Cranberries lead singer marries Don Burton in Ireland

Quote of the Day

Laugh & Be Happy

The World needs more laughter!

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
or a Recipe of the Day

Tips on Increasing Your Fiber

Increasing thFiber in your diet, is one of the best healthy diet habits, that you can adopt! Fiber reduces hunger, controls cravings, controls blood sugar, and helps with weight control, and losing weight!!

Find our more tips on how to increase your fiber from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

Tips on Increasing Your Fiber

This Day in History

  • AD 64 - The Great Fire of Romes destroys half of the city over a six day period
  • 1290 - The Edict of Expulsion issued by King Edward I of England banished all approx. 16,000 Jews from England
  • 1914 - The U.S. Congress forms the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps which gives official status to aircraft in the U.S. Army 
  • 1925 - Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf
  • 1968 - Intel is founded in Mountain View, CA
  • 1969 - U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy crashes his car at Chappaquiddick Island, MA, killing his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne
  • 1984 - In San Ysidro, CA, at a McDonald's restaurant, James Oliver Huberty opens fire, killing 21 and injuring 19 people before being shot dead by police
  • 2013 - With up to $20 billion in debt, Detroit files for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history

This Day in Music

  • 1969 - Oh! Darling and Octopus's Garden are recorded by The Beatles
  • 1991 - The first Lollapalooza music festival is held at locations throughout North America
  • 1992 - Billy Ray Cyrus's #1 hit Achy Breaky Heart hits #r on the Billboard Hot 100 (video below)
  • 2001 - Hash Pipe is released by Weezer
  • 2014 - Shakira is the first person who gets 100 million likes on Facebook

This Day in Sports

  • 1927 - Ty Cobb hits his 4,000th MLB career hit
  • 1942 - Garden State Park track opens and New Jersey has their first legal horse race in 50 years
  • 1970 - Willie Mays becomes the 10th baseball player to hit 3,000 hits
  • 1976 - During the 1976 Summer Olympics, Nadia Comaneci becomes the first person to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the Olympics

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Disinter (verb)

1.  To take out of the grave or tomb; to unbury; to exhume; to dig up.
2. To bring out, as from a grave or hiding place; to bring from obscurity into view.

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