18 March

18 March

March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 288 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about March 18th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 18th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • World Sleep Day.
  • Happy Holi
  • National Awkward Moments Day
  • Forgive Mom & Dad Day
  • National Biodiesel Day
  • World Sleep Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – March 18

1990: East Germany holds its first and only free parliamentary elections

The election was held between the peaceful revolution leading to the demise of the German Democratic Republic in 1989 and the German reunification in 1990.

1971: A 100 feet (30 meter) high wave destroys a Peruvian mining camp and kills hundreds of people

The tsunami was caused by a massive rock avalanche that crashed into Lake Yanahuani from a height of 1300 feet (400 meters).

1965: Russian cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov becomes the first person to walk in space

During the tethered spacewalk, which lasted 12 minutes, Leonov ventured up to 10 meters from his spacecraft, Voskhod 2.

1962: The Évian Accords are signed, ending the Algerian WarAlgeria gained its independence from France as a consequence.

1892 Lord Stanley of Preston pledges to donate a challenge cup for the best ice hockey team in Canada

Today, the Stanley Cup is the world’s most prestigious ice hockey trophy.

German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck resigns after 19 years of disagreement with German Emperor Wilhelm II.

British magistrates in India sentenced M.K. Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience.

Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler meet at Brenner Pass where the Italian dictator agrees he will join Germany’s impending war effort in the west.

1987: Christopher Wallace’s (Notorious B.I.G.) funeral, 18th March 1987

1987: Christopher Wallace’s (Notorious B.I.G.) funeral, 18th March 1987

1968: Arnold Schwarzenegger saw NYC for the first time (1968)

1968: Arnold Schwarzenegger saw NYC for the first time (1968)

1965: Alexey Leonov, the first man to step out to open space, 18 March 1965

1965: Alexey Leonov, first man to step out to open space, 18 March 1965

Liban, 1965.

Liban, 1965.

1930: Brooklyn Supreme, the biggest horse ever. 199 cm tall and 1450 kg weight. 1930

1930: Brooklyn Supreme, the biggest horse ever. 199 cm tall and 1450 kg weight. 1930

1905: A student at the University of Madras, India studying for exams with his hair tied to a nail in the wall to keep from falling asleep, 1905

A student at the University of Madras, India studying for exams with his hair tied to a nail in the wall to keep from falling asleep, 1905

A page from the Hindu calendar 1871-72.

A page from the Hindu calendar 1871-72.

1878: Ottoman Army waiting for an attack from Russians at Bosphorus, 1878

Ottoman Army waiting for an attack from Russians at Bosphorus, 1878

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, March 18

1981: Fabian Cancellara, Swiss cyclist

1932: John Updike, American author, poet, critic

1869: Neville Chamberlain, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1844: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer

1837: Grover Cleveland, American lawyer, politician, 22nd President of the United States

Lily Collins was born.

Adam Levine was born.

Shashi Kapoor was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, March 18

1936: Eleftherios Venizelos, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece

1913: George I of Greece

1745: Robert Walpole, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1314: Jacques de Molay, Frankish knight

978: Edward the Martyr, English king

Robert Walpole died.

Chuck Berry died.

Umberto II of Italy died.


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