March 18: Day of the Week
March 18, 2021 was the 77th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 288 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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.
- 1241Mongols overwhelm Polish armies in Kraków in the Battle of Chmielnik and plunder the city.
- 1438Albert II of Habsburg becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
- 1865American Civil War: The Congress of the Confederate States adjourns for the last time.
- 1915World War I: Massive naval attack in Battle of Gallipoli. Three battleships are sunk during a failed British and French naval attack on the Dardanelles.
- 1937The human-powered aircraft, Pedaliante, flies 1 km outside Milan.
- 1942The War Relocation Authority is established in the United States to take Japanese Americans into custody.
- 1953An earthquake hits western Turkey, killing 250.
- 1967The supertanker Torrey Canyon runs aground off the Cornish coast.
- 1989In Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy is found nearby the Pyramid of Cheops.
Who were born on March 18?
- 1634Marie-Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne, comtesse de la Fayette, French writer (d. 1693)
- 1679Matthew Decker, English merchant and writer (d. 1759)
- 1937Rudi Altig, German cyclist
- 1950Eiji Okuda, Japanese actor and film director
- 1966Daniel S. Nevins, American rabbi
- 1976Giovanna Antonelli, Brazilian actress
- 1976Scott Podsednik, American baseball player
- 1978Antonio Margarito, Mexican boxer
- 1987Gabriel Mercado, Argentinian footballer
- 1990Corey Liuget, American football player
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