August 18 is the 230th day of the year. There are 135 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).
+ 1612 – The trial of the Pendle witches, one of England's most famous witch trials, begins at Lancaster Assizes.
+ 1983 – Hurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 22 people and causing over US$1 billion in damage (1983 dollars).
( Births )
+ 1934 – Roberto Clemente, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and soldier (d. 1972)
+ 1936 – Robert Redford, American actor, director, and producer
+ 1952 – Patrick Swayze, American actor and dancer (d. 2009)
+ 1970 – Malcolm-Jamal Warner, American actor and producer