March 18: Day of the Week
March 18, 2019 was the 77th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 288 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1314Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burned at the stake.
- 1608Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia.
- 1834Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, England are sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union.
- 1850American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo.
- 1874Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights.
- 1921The second Peace of Riga between Poland and Soviet Union.
- 1959President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law allowing for Hawaiian statehood, which would become official on August 21.
- 1969The United States begins secretly bombing the Sihanouk Trail in Cambodia, used by communist forces to infiltrate South Vietnam.
- 1996A nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162.
- 2003British Sign Language is recognised as an official British language.
Who were born on March 18?
- 1782John C. Calhoun, 7th Vice President of the United States (d. 1850)
- 1823Antoine Eugène Alfred Chanzy, French general (d. 1883)
- 1837Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President of the United States (d. 1908)
- 1931Howard Coble, American politician
- 1945Hiroh Kikai, Japanese photographer
- 1956Deborah Jeane Palfrey, American escort agency operator (d. 2008)
- 1960Richard Biggs, American actor (d. 2004)
- 1963Vanessa L. Williams, American beauty queen, actress, and singer
- 1981Jang Nara, Korean singer and actress
- 1990Corey Liuget, American football player
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