January 18: Day of the Week
January 18, 2017 was the 18th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 347 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
January 18 Historical Event(s)
- 1562Pope Pius IV reopens the Council of Trent for its third and final session.
- 1788The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay.
- 1911Eugene B. Ely lands on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania stationed in San Francisco harbor, the first time an aircraft landed on a ship.
- 1944The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers are Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.
- 1945Liberation of the Budapest ghetto by the Red Army.
- 1955Battle of Yijiangshan is fought.
- 1958Willie O'Ree, the first African Canadian National Hockey League player, makes his NHL debut.
- 1978The roof structure of the Hartford Civic Center collapses after a significant snowfall.
- 1994The Cando event, a possible bolide impact in Cando, Spain. Witnesses claim to have seen a fireball in the sky lasting for almost one minute.
- 2007The strongest storm in the United Kingdom in 17 years kills 14 people, Germany sees the worst storm since 1999 with 13 deaths. Hurricane Kyrill, causes at least 44 deaths across 20 countries in Western Europe.
Who were born on January 18?
- 1913Giannis Papaioannou, Greek composer and musician (d. 1972)
- 1917Wang Yung-ching, Taiwanese businessman (d. 2008)
- 1921Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-born American Nobel Prize-winning physicist
- 1925Gilles Deleuze, French philosopher (d. 1995)
- 1955Fergus Martin, Irish artist
- 1963Maxime Bernier, French Canadian politician
- 1965Dave Attell, American writer and comedian
- 1971Seamus O'Regan, Canadian broadcast journalist
- 1979Brian Gionta, American ice hockey player
- 1986Grigoris Makos, Greek footballer
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