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February 18th

February 18th is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 316 days remaining until the end of the year (317 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about February 18th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on February 18th

1516 Queen Mary I (Queen of England 1553-1558)

Queen Mary

1839 Harry Seeley (paleontologist)

1871 Harry Brearley (metallurgist - inventor of stainless steel)

1898 Enzo Ferrari (racing-car driver and manufacturer)

1906 Hans Asperger (pediatrician, medical theorist - first described Asperger syndrome)

1913 Sir Bobby Robson (soccer player and manager)

1919 Jack Palance (actor)

Jack Palance

1925 George Kennedy (actor)

1929 Len Deighton (author)

1933 Yoko Ono (singer)

Yoko Ono

1934 Paco Rabanne (fashion designer)

1950 Cybill Shepherd (actress)

Cybill Shepherd

1954 John Travolta (actor)

1957 Vanna White (gameshow hostess, TV personality, actress)

Vanna White

1960 Greta Scacchi (actress)

1964 Matt Dillon (actor)

1967 Roberto Baggio (soccer player)

Roberto Baggio

1967 Colin Jackson (athlete)

1968 Molly Ringwald (actress)

Molly Ringwald

1975 Gary Neville (soccer player)

1983 Jermaine Jenas (soccer player)

February 18th in History

1791 US congress passes a law admitting Vermont admitted as a US state, effective March 4th.

1861 Victor Emmanuel II of Piedmont, Savoy and Sardinia assumes the title King of Italy.

1863 Founding of the International Committee of the Red Cross (then known as the International Committee for the Relief of the Wounded)

1929 First Academy Awards are announced.

1930 Pluto is discovered by Clyde Tombaugh.


1933 Blaine Act ends prohibition in the United States.

1954 Church of Scientology established in Los Angeles.

1959 Launch of Vanguard 2, the first weather satellite.

1965 The Gambia independent from UK.

1972 Supreme Court of California invalidates the death penalty in that state.

1978 The first Ironman Triathlon takes place on Oahu, Hawaii.

1979 Start of the Sino-Vietnamese War.

2010 WikiLeaks publushes classified documents provided by Chelsea Manning.

February 18th is also

Independence Day (The Gambia)

Feast of Saint Pantaleon (Catholicism)

Saint Pantaleon


People born on February 18th are Aquarius


Aquarius Information: Aquarius Links:

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