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.
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)
- 1314Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burned at the stake.
- 1673John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton sells his part of New Jersey to the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers.
- 1766American Revolution: The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act.
- 1865American Civil War: The Congress of the Confederate States adjourns for the last time.
- 1937The New London School explosion kills three hundred, mostly children.
- 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.
- 1944The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy kills 26 and causes thousands to flee their homes.
- 1946Diplomatic relations between Switzerland and the Soviet Union are established.
- 1962The Evian Accords put an end to the Algerian War of Independence, which began in 1954.
- 2003British Sign Language is recognised as an official British language.
Who were born on March 18?
- 1929John Macurdy, American bass
- 1938Machiko Soga, Japanese voice actress and actress (d. 2006)
- 1948Brian Lloyd, Welsh footballer
- 1968Paul Marsden, British politician
- 1973Luci Christian, American voice actress
- 1977Terrmel Sledge, American baseball player
- 1979Adam Levine, American singer (Maroon 5)
- 1986Bia Figueiredo, Brazilian racing driver
- 1987Rebecca Soni, American swimmer
- 1996Madeline Carroll, American actress
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