March 18: Day of the Week
March 18, 2017 was the 77th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 288 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
If the Gregorian calendar is not reformed, the March equinox will fall on this day for the first time in AD 4092.
March 18 Historical Event(s)
- 37The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius’s will and proclaims Caligula emperor.
- 1229Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor declares himself King of Jerusalem during the Sixth Crusade.
- 1921The second Peace of Riga between Poland and Soviet Union.
- 1938Mexico nationalizes all foreign-owned oil properties within its borders.
- 1945World War II: 1,250 American bombers attack Berlin.
- 1948Soviet consultants leave Yugoslavia in the first sign of a Tito-Stalin split.
- 1953An earthquake hits western Turkey, killing 250.
- 1967The supertanker Torrey Canyon runs aground off the Cornish coast.
- 1971In Peru a landslide crashes into Lake Yanahuani, killing 200 at the mining camp of Chungar.
- 1990In the largest art theft in US history, 12 paintings, collectively worth around $300 million, are stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.
Who were born on March 18?
- 1942Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (d. 1991)
- 1950Rod Milburn, American athlete (d. 1997)
- 1965Yoriko Douguchi, Japanese actress
- 1968Eudes, duc d'Angoulême, French prince
- 1975Tomas Žvirgždauskas, Lithuanian footballer
- 1976Scott Podsednik, American baseball player
- 1978Brooke Hanson, Australian swimmer
- 1980Alexei Yagudin, Russian figure skater
- 1985Vince Lia, Australian footballer
- 1991Dylan Mattingly, American composer and musician
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