March 18: Day of the Week
March 18, 2023 was the 77th day of the year 2023 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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 1229Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor declares himself King of Jerusalem during the Sixth Crusade.
- 1608Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia.
- 1793The first republican state in Germany, the Republic of Mainz, is declared by Andreas Joseph Hofmann.
- 1871Declaration of the Paris Commune; President of the French Republic, Adolphe Thiers, orders evacuation of Paris.
- 1893Former Governor General Lord Stanley pledges to donate a silver challenge cup, later named after him, as an award for the best hockey team in Canada; originally presented to amateur champions, the Stanley Cup has been awarded to the top pro team since 1910, and since 1926, only to National Hockey League teams.
- 1944The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy kills 26 and causes thousands to flee their homes.
- 1953An earthquake hits western Turkey, killing 250.
- 1969The United States begins secretly bombing the Sihanouk Trail in Cambodia, used by communist forces to infiltrate South Vietnam.
- 1974Oil embargo crisis: Most OPEC nations end a five-month oil embargo against the United States, Europe and Japan.
- 1997The tail of a Russian Antonov An-24 charter plane breaks off while en-route to Turkey causing the plane to crash and killing all 50 on board and leading to the grounding of all An-24s.
Who were born on March 18?
- 1679Matthew Decker, English merchant and writer (d. 1759)
- 1858Rudolf Diesel, German inventor (d. 1913)
- 1919Christopher Challis, British cinematographer
- 1931John Mollo, British costume designer
- 1960Guy Carbonneau, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- 1965Yoriko Douguchi, Japanese actress
- 1978Antonio Margarito, Mexican boxer
- 1979Anthony Maher, American soccer player
- 1980Sophia Myles, English actress
- 1985Gennaro Esposito, Italian footballer
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