July 18 Holidays and Observances, Events, History and More!

July 18 Holidays and Observances, Events, History and More!

July 18th 2022

Holidays and Observances(Alphabetical Order)

2022 Daily Holidays that fall on July 18, include:

  • Global Hug Your Kid Day – July 18, 2022 (Third Monday in July)
  • Insurance Nerd Day
  • National Caviar Day
  • National Get Out of the Doghouse Day – July 18, 2022 (Third Monday in July)
  • National Sour Candy Day
  • Nelson Mandela International Day
  • Perfect Family Day
  • World Listening Day

2022 Weekly Holidays that include July 18, are:

  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Days – July 3 – August 15
  • Captive Nations Week – July 17-23, 2022 (Third Week in July)
  • Every Body Deserves a Massage Week – July 17-23, 2022 (Dates vary every year)
  • International Lace Week – July 17-23, 2022
  • National Baby Food Week – July 17-23, 2022 (Third Week of July)
  • National Independent Retailers Week – July 17-23, 2022 (Third Week in July)
  • National Triathlon Week – July 18-24, 2022 (7 Days Starting the Third Monday in July)
  • National Zoo Keeper Week – July 17-23, 2022 (Third Week in July)
  • Perseid Meteor Showers – July 17 – August 24, 2022
  • Rabbit Week – July 15-21
  • Restless Leg Syndrome Education & Awareness Week – July 18-25
  • Sports Cliche Week – July 17-23, 2022

2022 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 – July 1-24, 2022 – this is the world’s most high profile bicycle race.
  • Jim Thorpe Native American Games – July 10-19, 2022

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for July 18 is Cancer.

Birth Flower of the Month


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

The World needs more laughter!

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

Increasing the Fiber 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!!

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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

  • 1969Oh! 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)
  • 2001Hash 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

Wishing You a Great Day Today!