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)
- 1229Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor declares himself King of Jerusalem during the Sixth Crusade.
- 1766American Revolution: The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act.
- 1834Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, England are sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union.
- 1913King George I of Greece is assassinated in the recently liberated city of Thessaloniki.
- 1921The second Peace of Riga between Poland and Soviet Union.
- 1925The Tri-State Tornado hits the Midwestern states of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, killing 695 people.
- 1944The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy kills 26 and causes thousands to flee their homes.
- 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.
- 1989In Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy is found nearby the Pyramid of Cheops.
Who were born on March 18?
- 1496Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII of England; wife of Louis XII of France (d. 1533)
- 1813Christian Friedrich Hebbel, German writer (d. 1864)
- 1858Rudolf Diesel, German inventor (d. 1913)
- 1893Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist (d. 1978)
- 1948Lockwood Phillips, American radio host
- 1949Alex Higgins, Northern Irish snooker player (d. 2010)
- 1955Jeff Stelling, English sports television presenter
- 1968Shinichiro Miki, Japanese voice actor
- 1978Khalilah Adams, American actress
- 1984Rajeev Ram, American tennis player
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