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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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.
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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)
- 1241Mongols overwhelm Polish armies in Kraków in the Battle of Chmielnik and plunder the city.
- 1608Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia.
- 1766American Revolution: The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act.
- 1850American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo.
- 1874Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights.
- 1940World War II: Axis Powers – Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet at the Brenner Pass in the Alps and agree to form an alliance against France and the United Kingdom.
- 1945World War II: 1,250 American bombers attack Berlin.
- 1967The supertanker Torrey Canyon runs aground off the Cornish coast.
- 1992White South Africans vote overwhelmingly in favour, in a national referendum, to end the racist policy of Apartheid.
- 2002U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends (started on March 2) after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters with 11 allied troop fatalities.
Who were born on March 18?
- 1814Jacob Bunn, American industrialist and financier (d. 1897)
- 1925James Pickles, English jurist and columnist (d. 2010)
- 1927George Plimpton, American writer and actor (d. 2003)
- 1928Fidel V. Ramos, Philippine politician
- 1930Pat Halcox, British musician
- 1944Dick Smith, Australian entrepreneur and adventurer
- 1964Alex Caffi, Italian racecar driver
- 1965Birgit Clarius, German heptathlete
- 1977Danny Murphy, English footballer
- 1991Constantinos Hilas, Greek director and actor
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