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January 18 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 18th:
January 18 - Deaths:
52 BC – Publius Clodius Pulcher (b. 93 BC)
474 – Leo I - Byzantine Emperor (b. 401)
1213 – Queen Regnant Tamar of Georgia (b. c. 1160)
1367 – King Peter I of Portugal (b. 1320)
1425 – Edmund de Mortimer - 5th Earl of March, English politician (b. 1391)
1471 – Emperor Go-Hanazono of Japan (b. 1419)
1586 – Margaret of Austria - regent of The Netherlands (b. 1522)
1664 – Moses Amyraut - French theologian (b. 1596)
1677 – Jan van Riebeeck - Dutch merchant (b. 1619)
1803 – Ippolit Bogdanovich - Russian poet (b. 1743)
1862 – John Tyler - 10th President of the United States (b. 1790)
1873 – Edward George Bulwer-Lytton - English author (b. 1803)
1878 – Antoine César Becquerel - French physicist (b. 1788)
1886 – Baldassare Verazzi - Italian painter (b. 1819)
1892 – Anton Anderledy - Swiss religious figure (b. 1819)
1896 – Charles Floquet - French statesman (b. 1828)
1923 – Wallace Reid - American actor (b. 1891)
1936 – Rudyard Kipling - British writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1865)
1940 – Kazimierz Tetmajer - Polish writer (b. 1865)
1951 – Amy Carmichael - Irish missionary (b. 1867)
1952 – Curly Howard - American actor & comedian (b. 1903)
1954 – Sydney Greenstreet - English actor (b. 1879)
1963 – Hugh Gaitskell - English politician (b. 1906)
1966 – Kathleen Norris - American writer (b. 1880)
1967 – Goose Tatum - American basketball player (b. 1921)
1969 – Hans Freyer - German sociologist (b. 1887)
1970 – David O. McKay - American religious figure (b. 1873)
1971 – Virgil Finlay - American horror illustrator (b. 1914)
1975 – Gertrude Olmstead - American actress (b. 1897)
1978 – Hasan Askari - Pakistani philosopher & writer (b. 1919)
1978 – Carl Betz - American film & television actor (b. 1921)
1978 – Walter H. Thompson - English Scotland Yard detective (b. 1890)
1980 – Sir Cecil Beaton - English fashion designer (b. 1904)
1984 – Vassilis Tsitsanis - Greek singer & songwriter (b. 1915)
1985 – Wilfrid Brambell - Irish actor (b. 1912)
1989 – Bruce Chatwin - English novelist (b. 1940)
1990 – Rusty Hamer - American actor (b. 1947)
1993 – Eleanor Hibbert - English writer (b. 1906)
1995 – Adolf Butenandt - German chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
1995 – Ron Luciano - American baseball umpire (b. 1937)
1996 – Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao - Indian actor (b. 1923)
1997 – Paul Tsongas - American politician (b. 1941)
2000 – Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky - Austrian architect (b. 1897)
2001 – Al Waxman - Canadian actor (b. 1935)
2003 – Edward Farhat - American professional wrestler (b. 1926)
2005 – Lamont Bentley - American actor (b. 1973)
2006 – Jan Twardowski - Polish poet (b. 1915)
2007 – Brent Liles - American musician (Agent Orange/Social Distortion) (b. 1963)
2008 – Georgia Frontiere - American football team owner (b. 1927)
2008 – Frank Lewin - American composer & music theorist (b. 1925)
2008 – John Stroger - American politician (b. 1929)
2009 – Tony Hart - British artist & TV presenter (b. 1925)
2009 – Grigore Vieru - Romanian poet (b. 1935)
2009 – Bob May - American actor (b. 1939)
2009 – Nora Kovach - Hungarian-born American ballerina (b. 1931)


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January 18 - Births

Calendar Date January 18th:
January 18th - Births:
885 – Daigo - Emperor of Japan (d. 930)
1519 – Isabella Jagiełło - queen of Hungary (d. 1559)
1543 – (baptised) Alfonso Ferrabosco (I) - Italian composer (d. 1588)
1641 – François-Michel le Tellier - Marquis de Louvois, French war minister (d. 1691)
1659 – Damaris Cudworth Masham - English philosopher (d. 1708)
1672 – Antoine Houdar de la Motte - French writer (d. 1731)
1688 – Lionel Sackville - 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1765)
1689 – Montesquieu - French writer (d. 1755)
1743 – Louis Claude de Saint-Martin French philosopher - known as le philosophe inconnu. (d. 1803)
1779 – Peter Mark Roget - British lexicographer (d. 1869)
1782 – Daniel Webster - American statesman (d. 1852)
1795 – Anna Pavlovna of Russia - queen of The Netherlands (d. 1865)
1813 – Joseph Glidden - American farmer who patented barbed wire (d. 1906)
1815 – Constantin von Tischendorf - German biblical scholar (d. 1874)
1840 – Henry Austin Dobson - English poet (d. 1921)
1841 – Emmanuel Chabrier - French composer (d. 1894)
1842 – Albert Alonzo Ames - Mayor of Minneapolis (d. 1911)
1848 – Ioan Slavici - Transylvanian writer (d. 1925)
1849 – Sir Edmund Barton - 1st Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1920)
1850 – Seth Low - American politician (d. 1916)
1854 – Thomas Watson - American telephone pioneer (d. 1934)
1856 – Daniel Hale Williams - African-American surgeon (d. 1931)
1867 – Rubén Darío - Nicaraguan Journalist, Diplomat, Poet (d. 1916)
1877 – Samuel Zemurray - U.S. businessman (d. 1961)
1879 – Henri Giraud - French general (d. 1949)
1880 – Paul Ehrenfest - Austrian physicist (d. 1933)
1881 – Gaston Gallimard - French publisher (d. 1975)
1882 – A. A. Milne - English author (d. 1956)
1886 – Clara Nordström - German writer & translator (d. 1962)
1888 – Thomas Sopwith - British aviation pioneer (d. 1989)
1892 – Oliver Hardy - American comedian & actor (d. 1957)
1892 – Paul Rostock - German surgeon (d. 1956)
1896 – C. M. Eddy - Jr., American writer (d. 1967)
1901 – Ivan Petrovsky - Russian mathematician (d. 1973)
1904 – Cary Grant - English actor (d. 1986)
1904 – Anthony Galla-Rini - American accordionist (d. 2006)
1905 – Joseph Bonanno - Italian-born gangster (d. 2002)
1908 – Jacob Bronowski - Polish-born mathematician, poet - & physicist (d. 1974)
1908 – Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (d. 1972)
1910 – Kenneth E. Boulding - English economist (d. 1993)
1913 – Danny Kaye - American actor (d. 1987)
1914 – Arno Schmidt - German author (d. 1979)
1914 – Vitomil Zupan - Slovenian writer (d. 1987)
1915 – Vassilis Tsitsanis - Greek singer & songwriter (d. 1984)
1917 – Wang Yung-ching - Taiwanese businessman (d. 2008)
1918 – Gustave Gingras - French Canadian physician (d. 1996)
1922 – Bob Bell - American clown (d. 1997)
1925 – Gilles Deleuze - French philosopher (d. 1995)
1927 – Sundaram Balachander - Indian veena player (d. 1990)
1931 – Chun Doo-hwan - President of South Korea
1932 – Robert Anton Wilson - American author (d. 2007)
1933 – John Boorman - Irish film director
1933 – Ray Dolby - American inventor (Dolby noise reduction system)
1934 – Raymond Briggs - English writer & illustrator
1935 – Albert Millaire - Quebec actor & theatre director
1935 – Jon Stallworthy - English poet
1935 – Gad Yaacobi - Israeli minister (d. 2007)
1937 – John Hume - Northern Irish politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998
1938 – Curt Flood - American baseball player (d. 1997)
1938 – Anthony Giddens - British sociologist
1940 – Pedro Rodriguez - Mexican racing driver (d. 1971)
1941 – Denise Bombardier - Quebec journalist, television host & novelist
1941 – Bobby Goldsboro - American country/pop singer
1941 – David Ruffin - American singer (The Temptations) (d. 1991)
1943 – Kay Granger - American politician
1943 – Paul Freeman - British actor
1944 – Paul Keating - twenty-fourth Prime Minister of Australia
1944 – Carl Morton - American baseball player (d. 1983)
1945 – José Luis Perales - Spanish singer
1946 – Joseph Deiss - Swiss Federal Councilor
1947 – Takeshi Kitano - Japanese actor & director
1947 – Sachio Kinugasa - Japanese baseball player
1949 – Philippe Starck - French designer
1949 – Bill Keller - American newspaper editor
1950 – Gilles Villeneuve - Canadian race car driver (d. 1982)
1951 – Bob Latchford - English footballer
1951 – Bram Behr - Surinamese journalist (d. 1982)
1952 – R. Stevie Moore - American singer, songwriter, & home recording pioneer
1952 – Michael Angelis - British actor
1952 – Michael Behe - American advocate of Intelligent Design
1953 – Brett Hudson - American musician
1954 – Ted DiBiase - Retired Professional Wrestler
1955 – Kevin Costner - American actor
1955 – Fergus Martin - Irish artist
1956 – Tom Bailey - English musician (Thompson Twins)
1956 – Sharon Mitchell - American porn actress
1961 – Mark Messier - Canadian ice hockey player
1961 – Peter Beardsley - English footballer
1961 – Bobby Hansen - American basketball player
1961 – Jeff Yagher - American actor
1962 – Alison Arngrim - American actress
1962 – David O'Connor - American equestrian rider
1963 – Maxime Bernier - French Canadian politician
1963 – Martin O'Malley - Governor of Maryland
1963 – Yury Zakharevich - Soviet weightlifter
1964 – Jane Horrocks - British actress
1964 – Brady Anderson - American baseball player
1964 – Enrico Lo Verso - Italian actor
1964 – Andrea Leand - American tennis player
1965 – Dave Attell - American writer & comedian
1966 – Alexander Khalifman - Russian chess player
1966 – André Ribeiro - Brazilian racing driver
1967 – Kim Perrot - American basketball player (d. 1999)
1967 – Iván Zamorano - Chilean footballer
1968 – Frank Quitely - Scottish comic book artist
1969 – Jesse L. Martin - American actor & singer
1969 – John Eder - American politician
1969 – Dave Bautista - American professional wrestler
1969 – Jim O'Rourke - American musician & producer (Loose Fur & Wilco)
1970 – DJ Quik - American rapper
1970 – Peter van Petegem - Belgian cyclist
1971 – Jonathan Davis - American singer (KoЯn)
1971 – Christian Fittipaldi - Brazilian race car driver
1971 – Fabian Ribauw - Nauruan politician
1971 – Josep Guardiola - Spanish footballer
1971 – Seamus O'Regan - Canadian broadcast journalist
1972 – Mike Lieberthal - American baseball player
1973 – Anthony Koutoufides - Australian rules footballer & Gladiator
1973 – Ben Jealous - African-American leader, president of the NAACP
1973 – Crispian Mills - British musician (The Jeevas & Kula Shaker)
1974 – Michael Tunn - Australian television & radio
1974 – Christian Burns - English musician (BBMak)
1974 – Devon Odessa - American actress
1974 – Maulik Pancholy - American actor
1974 – Princess Claire of Belgium
1976 – Laurence Courtois - Belgian tennis player
1976 – Damien Leith - Irish-born Australian singer, winner of Australian Idol 2006
1976 – Subhrajit Mitra - Film Maker, India
1977 – Curtis Cregan - American actor
1977 – Alina Jidkova - Russian tennis player
1977 – Richard Archer - British singer (lead singer of Hard-Fi)
1978 – Brian Falkenborg - American baseball player
1978 – Bogdan Lobont - Romanian football player
1978 – Thor Hushovd - Norwegian cyclist
1979 – Jay Chou - Taiwanese singer, producer, actor & director
1979 – Ruslan Fedotenko - Ukrainian ice hockey player
1979 – Paulo Ferreira - Portuguese footballer
1979 – Brian Gionta - American ice hockey player
1979 – Kenyatta Jones - American football player
1980 – Robert Green - English footballer
1980 – Julius Peppers - American football player
1980 – Jason Segel - American actor
1980 – Estelle Swaray - English singer
1981 – Kang Dong-won - South Korean model & actor
1981 – Olivier Rochus - Belgian tennis player
1981 – Khari Stephenson - Jamaican footballer
1982 – Joanna Newsom - American harpist
1982 – Quinn Allman - American Guitarist, The Used
1983 – Samantha Mumba - Irish singer & actress
1984 – Kristy Lee Cook - American singer
1984 – Ioannis Drymonakos - Greek swimmer
1984 – Michael Kearney - American child prodigy
1984 – Benji Schwimmer - American dancer
1985 – Dale Begg-Smith - Australian freestyle skier
1985 – Minissha Lamba - Indian actress & model
1985 – Riccardo Montolivo - Italian footballer
1986 – Maarja Kivi - Estonian singer
1986 – Grigoris Makos - Greek footballer
1987 – Johan Djourou - Swiss footballer
1988 – Ronnie Day - American singer-songwriter
1988 – Anastasios Kissas - Greek footballer
1993 – Morgan York - American actress


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January 18 - General (Calendar Date)


January 18th - Basic Facts:
  • January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 347 days remaining until the end of the year (348 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is January 17.
  • Next day is January 19.
January 18th Births (Here)

January 18th Deaths (Here)

January 18th Events:

350 – Generallus Magnentius deposes Roman Emperor Constans & proclaims himself Emperor.
474 – Leo II briefly becomes Byzantine emperor.
532 – Nika riots in Constantinople fail.
1126 – Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong.
1486 – King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth of York (daughter of Edward IV).
1520 – King Christian II of Denmark & Norway defeats the Swedes at Lake Åsunden.
1535 – Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro founds Lima (capital of Peru).
1562 – Pope Pius IV reopens the Council of Trent for 3rd & final session.
1591 – King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Minchit Sra of Burma in single combat - date is now observed marked as Royal Thai Armed Forces day.
1670 – Henry Morgan captures Panama.
1701 – Frederick I becomes King of Prussia.
1777 – Representatives of the New Hampshire Grants declare the independence of the Vermont Republic from Britain.
1778 – Captain James Cook is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands - naming them the "Sandwich Islands".
1788 – First elements of the First Fleet arrive at Botany Bay - carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia.
1861 – Georgia joins South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, & Alabama in seceding from the United States (American Civil War).
1866 – Wesley College, Melbourne is established.
1871 – Wilhelm I of Germany is proclaimed the first German Emperor in the "Hall of Mirrors" of the Palace of Versailles.
1884 – Dr. William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, Jesus Christ Price - legal precedent for cremation in the UK.
1886 – Modern field hockey is created with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.
1896 – The X-ray machine is exhibited for the first time.
1903 – President Theodore Roosevelt sends a radio message to King Edward VII - 1st transatlantic radio transmission from United States.
1911 – First time an aircraft lands on a ship - Eugene B. Ely lands on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania.
1913 – Naval Battle of Lemnos - Greek flotilla defeats the Ottoman Navy in the First Balkan War.
1915 – Japan issues the "Twenty-One Demands" to the Republic of China in a bid to increase its power in East Asia.
1919 – The Paris Peace Conference opens in Versailles, France (World War I).
1919 – Ignacy Jan Paderewski becomes Prime Minister of newly independent Poland.
1919 – Bentley Motors Limited is founded.
1943 – Warsaw Ghetto Uprising - 1st uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.
1944 – The Metropolitan Opera House(New York City) hosts first jazz concert.
1944 – Siege of Leningrad - Soviet forces liberate Leningrad, ending a 3 year Nazi siege.
1945 – Red Army liberates Budapest ghetto.
1955 – Battle of Yijiangshan is fought.
1967 – Albert DeSalvo, the "Boston Strangler" - convicted & sentenced to life imprisonment.
1974 – A Disengagement of Forces agreement signed between the Israeli & Egyptian governments, ends conflict (Egyptian front of the Yom Kippur War).
1977 – Cause of Legionnaires' disease found.
1977 – Granville rail disaster, Sydney..
1978 – United Kingdom government found guilty of mistreating prisoners in Northern Ireland (The European Court of Human Rights).
1983 – The International Olympic Committee restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals to his family.
1990 – Marion Barry (Washington, D.C. Mayor) is arrested for drug possession in an FBI sting.
1993 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is officially observed for the first time in all 50 US states.
1994 – The Cando event - possible bolide impact in Cando, Spain.
1997 – Rwanda - Hutu militia members kill 3 Spanish aid workers, 3 soldiers & seriously wound one other.
1997 – Boerge Ousland of Norway - 1st person to cross Antarctica alone & unaided.
1998 – Lewinsky scandal - Matt Drudge (website The Drudge Report) breaks the story of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky affair.
2000 – The Tagish Lake meteorite impacts the Earth.
2002 – Sierra Leone Civil War is finally declared over.
2005 – The Airbus A380 (world's largest commercial jet) - unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France.


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