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Ab urbe condita 2771
Armenian calendar 1467
ԹՎ ՌՆԿԷ
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Buddhist calendar 2562
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2018 (MMXVIII ) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2018th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 18th year of the 3rd millennium, the 18th year of the 21st century, and the 9th year of the 2010s decade.

2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.[1]

Events[]

January[]

  • January 13 – The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency sends a false alarm warning of an incoming ballistic missile attack, causing panic across the state.[2]
  • January 20Turkey, led by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, announces the beginning of a military offensive to capture a portion of northern Syria from Kurdish forces, amidst the ongoing Kurdish–Turkish conflict.[3][4]
  • January 2022The United States government enters a federal government shutdown as a result of a dispute over Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
  • January 24 – Scientists in China report in the journal Cell the creation of the first monkey clones using somatic cell nuclear transfer, named Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua.[5][6][7][8]
  • January 31 – A total lunar eclipse takes place. The Moon appears as supermoon, with perigee being on January 30. It is also the first blue moon eclipse in 2018, so it was referred to as the super blue blood moon.

February[]

  • February 1 – The CDC cuts global prevention by 80 percent due to lack of funding.[9][10]
  • February 5 – The Dow Jones share index closes down 4.6%, its biggest drop since the 2008 financial crisis.[11]
  • February 6SpaceX successfully conducts its maiden flight of its most powerful rocket to date, the Falcon Heavy, from LC39A at John F. Kennedy Space Center.[12]
  • February 925 – The 2018 Winter Olympics are being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. They will be followed by the Paralympics from March 9 to 18.[13]
  • February 11Saratov Airlines flight 703, An-148 Ukrainian plane crashes, killing 71 people on board.[14]
  • February 14
    • Jacob Zuma resigns as President of South Africa, after nine years in power.[15]
    • A school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School occurs in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people and injuring 15 in the process.[16]
  • February 18Iran Aseman Airlines Flight 3704 crashes in the Zagros Mountains, en route from Tehran to Yasuj. All 66 passengers and crew died.[17]

Predicted and scheduled events[]

  • April 415 – The 2018 Commonwealth Games are scheduled to be held in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
  • May 5 – Launch of NASA's InSight is scheduled. InSight is expected to land on Mars in November and use a drill to conduct geological science.[18]
  • May or June – A constitutional referendum on whether to repeal the ban on abortion in Ireland is expected take place in May or June.[19]
  • May 4202018 IIHF World Championship will be hosted by Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark.
  • May 812 – The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 is scheduled to be held in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • May 19Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is scheduled to be held at St George's Chapel.[20]
  • June 14July 15 – The 2018 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be held in Russia.[21]
  • June 24 – Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive.
  • July 27Mars will make its closest approach to Earth since 2003.[22]
  • October – Unmanned European-Japanese BepiColombo spacecraft is scheduled to be launched to Mercury.[23]
  • The U.S. missile defense complex in Poland is expected to be operational.[24]
  • NASA's Parker Solar Probe is expected to orbit the Sun.[25]

Deaths[]

January[]

John Young

Horace Ashenfelter

Odvar Nordli

Dolores O'Riordan

Stansfield Turner

  • January 1Manuel Olivencia, Spanish lawyer, economist and diplomat (b. 1929)
  • January 2Thomas S. Monson, American religious leader and writer (b. 1927)
  • January 3Colin Brumby, Australian composer (b. 1933)
  • January 4
    • Aharon Appelfeld, Ukrainian-Israeli writer (b. 1932)
    • Ray Thomas, English musician (b. 1941)
  • January 5
    • Antonio Angelillo, Italian-Argentine footballer (b. 1937)
    • Jerry Van Dyke, American actor (b. 1931)
    • John Young, American astronaut (b. 1930)
  • January 6
    • Horace Ashenfelter, American Olympic athlete (b. 1923)
    • Thomas Bopp, American astronomer (b. 1949)
  • January 7
    • France Gall, French singer (b. 1947)
    • Peter Sutherland, Irish businessman and politician (b. 1946)
  • January 8
    • Juan Carlos García, Honduran footballer (b. 1988)
    • George Maxwell Richards, Trinidadian politician, 4th President of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1931)
  • January 9
    • Odvar Nordli, 21st Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1927)
    • Mario Perniola, Italian philosopher (b. 1941)
  • January 10Eddie Clarke, British musician (b. 1950)
  • January 11Edgar Ray Killen, American criminal (b. 1925)
  • January 14
    • Dan Gurney, American racing driver (b. 1931)
    • Cyrille Regis, English footballer (b. 1958)
    • Hugh Wilson, American film director and television producer (b. 1943)
  • January 15
    • Edwin Hawkins, American musician (b. 1943)
    • Dolores O'Riordan, Irish musician (b. 1971)
    • Peter Wyngarde, British actor (b. 1928)
  • January 16
    • Bradford Dillman, American actor (b. 1930)
    • Oliver Ivanović, Serbian politician (b. 1953)
    • Jo Jo White, American basketball player (b. 1946)
  • January 18
    • Lucas Mangope, South African politician (b. 1923)
    • Peter Mayle, English author (b. 1939)
    • Stansfield Turner, American admiral and academic (b. 1923)
  • January 19Dorothy Malone, American actress (b. 1924)
  • January 20
    • Paul Bocuse, French chef (b. 1926)
    • Graeme Langlands, Australian rugby player (b. 1941)
    • Naomi Parker Fraley, American naval machiner (b. 1921)[26]
    • Jim Rodford, English bass guitarist (b. 1941)
  • January 21
    • Yves Afonso, French actor (b. 1944)
    • Philippe Gondet, French footballer (b. 1942)
    • Tsukasa Hosaka, Japanese footballer (b. 1937)
    • Jens Okking, Danish actor and politician (b. 1939)
    • Connie Sawyer, American actress (b. 1912)
  • January 22
    • Jimmy Armfield, English footballer and manager (b. 1935)
    • Ursula K. Le Guin, American novelist (b. 1929)
  • January 23
    • Hugh Masekela, South African jazz musician (b. 1939)
    • Nicanor Parra, Chilean poet (b. 1914)
  • January 24
    • Jack Ketchum, American author (b. 1946)
    • Mark E. Smith, English singer-songwriter (b. 1957)
  • January 25
    • Claribel Alegría, Nicaraguan poet (b. 1924)
    • Neagu Djuvara, Romanian historian, essayist, and philosopher (b. 1916)
  • January 26
    • Elizabeth Hawley, American journalist (b. 1923)
    • Hiromu Nonaka, Japanese politician (b. 1925)
  • January 27
    • Ingvar Kamprad, Swedish businessman (b. 1926)
    • Mort Walker, American comic artist (b. 1923)
  • January 28Gene Sharp, American political scientist (b. 1928)
  • January 29Ion Ciubuc, 7th Prime Minister of Moldova (b. 1943)
  • January 30
    • Mark Salling, American actor (b. 1982)
    • Clyde Scott, American football player (b. 1924)
    • Azeglio Vicini, Italian footballer (b. 1933)
    • Louis Zorich, American actor (b. 1924)
  • January 31
    • Rasual Butler, American basketball player (b. 1979)
    • Leonid Kadeniuk, Ukrainian cosmonaut (b. 1951)

February[]

John Mahoney

John Perry Barlow

Vic Damone

Ruud Lubbers

Billy Graham

  • February 1
    • Cliff Bourland, American athlete (b. 1921)
    • Dennis Edwards, American singer (b. 1943)
    • Barys Kit, Belarusian-American rocket scientist (b. 1910)
  • February 2
    • Jon Huntsman Sr., American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1937)
    • Joseph Polchinski, American theoretical physicist (b. 1954)
    • Ole Thestrup, Danish actor (b. 1948)
  • February 3
    • Michael Harner, American anthropologist and author (b. 1929)
    • Károly Palotai, Hungarian footballer and referee (b. 1935)
  • February 4
    • Alan Baker, English mathematician (b. 1939)
    • John Mahoney, British-American actor (b. 1940)
  • February 5Donald Lynden-Bell, English astrophysicist (b. 1935)
  • February 6John Perry Barlow, American internet activist, writer and lyricist (b. 1947)
  • February 7Pat Torpey, American drummer (b. 1953)
  • February 8Jarrod Bannister, Australian athlete (b. 1984)
  • February 9
    • Reg E. Cathey, American actor (b. 1958)
    • John Gavin, American actor and diplomat (b. 1931)
    • István Hevesi, Hungarian Olympic water polo player (b. 1931)
    • Jóhann Jóhannsson, Icelandic film composer (b. 1969)
    • Liam Miller, Irish footballer (b. 1981)
  • February 10Alan R. Battersby, English organic chemist (b. 1925)
  • February 11
    • Vic Damone, American singer and actor (b. 1928)
    • Asma Jahangir, Pakistani human rights activist and lawyer (b. 1952)
  • February 13
    • Joseph Bonnel, French footballer (b. 1939)
    • Dobri Dobrev, Bulgarian ascetic and philanthropist (b. 1914)
    • Prince Henrik of Denmark, Danish royal (b. 1934)
  • February 14
    • Ruud Lubbers, Dutch politician and 47th Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1939)
    • Morgan Tsvangirai, 2nd Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (b. 1952)
  • February 15Lassie Lou Ahern, American actress (b. 1920)
  • February 18
    • Günter Blobel, Silesian-American biologist and Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1936)
    • Didier Lockwood, French jazz violinist (b. 1956)
    • Idrissa Ouedraogo, Burkinabé film director (b. 1954)
  • February 19
    • Sergey Litvinov, Russian Olympic hammer thrower (b. 1958)
    • Yury Tyukalov, Russian Olympic rower (b. 1930)
  • February 21Billy Graham, American evangelist (b. 1918)

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