18 October 2023
5.45am (AEDT) – Men’s Soccer Friendlies – Socceroos v New Zealand – London
12.30pm (AEDT) – Australian economist Richard Holden addresses the National Press Club on “Is Australian Economic Exceptionalism Over?” – Canberra
Independence Day in Azerbaijan
Alaska Day (marking the anniversary of the US taking possession of the territory after purchasing it from Russia)
Company AGM – Origin Energy
Rural Medicine Australia conference begins – Hobart (until 21 October)
World Menopause Day
International Pronouns Day
A birthday for Zac Efron (1987)
• the founding of the British Broadcasting Company, later called British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)(1922)
• the first all-female spacewalk by NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir outside the International Space Station (2019)
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