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March 18th

March 18th is the 77th day of the year (78th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 288 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about March 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 March 18th

1837 Grover Cleveland (22nd and 24th US President)

Grover Cleveland

1844 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (composer)

1858 Rudolf Diesel (engineer, inventor of the Diesel engine)

1869 Neville Chamberlain (British Prime Minister)

Neville Chamberlain

1893 Wilfred Owen (Great War poet)

1915 Richard Condon (author)

1925 James Pickles (British Judge, newspaper columnist)

1926 Peter Graves (actor)

1932 John Updike (author)

1936 Fredrik Willem de Klerk (South African State President 1989-1994)

F. W. de Klerk

1938 Shashi Kapoor (actor, film director)

1939 Ron Atkinson (soccer player and manager, soccer pundit)

1941 Wilson Pickett (singer)

1946 Michael Buerk (journalist)

1949 Alex "Hurricane" Higgins (snooker player)

1951 Ben Cohen (co-founder of Ben & Jerry's)

1952 Bernie Tormé (guitarist)

1959 Luc Besson (film producer/director, writer)

1959 Irene Cara (singer, actress)

1963 Vanessa Williams (singer, actress)

1966 Peter Jones (entrepreneur)

1970 Queen Latifah (singer, rapper, actress)

1972 Dane Cook (comedian, actor)

1977 Danny Murphy (soccer player)

1989 Ming Xi (model)

March 18th in History

37 Roman Senate proclaims Caligula as Emperor.

1766 British Parliament repeals the 1765 Stamp Act which imposed direct taxes on the colonies in North America.

1850 American Express founded.

1874 Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States of America granting exclusive trade rights.

1900 AFC Ajax Amsterdam (soccer club) founded.

1938 Mexico nationalizes all foreign owned oil companies in the country.

1944 Volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius destroys two nearby villages.

1965 Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov is the first man to walk in space.

1967 The Torrey Canyon, a supertanker, runs aground off the coast of Cornwall, England.

1968 US Congress votes to remove the requirement for gold reserve backing for US currency.

1970 Lon Nol becomes leader of Cambodia in a coup.

1990 First democratic elections held in East Germany (German Democratic Republic).

1992 Microsoft introduces Windows 3.1.

2014 Crimean and Russian parliaments sign a treaty for the accession of Crimea to Russia.

March 18th is also

Feast of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem (Catholicism)

National Biodiesel Day


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