18th January
18th January

This Day in History on 18 January

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 18 January. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

2007 – The strongest storm in the United Kingdom in 17 years kills 14 people and Germany sees the worst storm since 1999 with 13 deaths. Cyclone Kyrill causes at least 44 deaths across 20 countries in Western Europe.


2008 – The Euphronios Krater is unveiled in Rome after being returned to Italy by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


2018 – A bus catches fire on the Samara–Shymkent road in Yrgyz District, Aktobe, Kazakhstan.[5] The fire kills 52 passengers, with three passengers and two drivers escaping.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1927 – Sundaram Balachander, Indian actor, singer, and veena player (d. 1990)

1972 – Vinod Kambli, Indian cricketer, sportscaster, and actor

Death/ Death Anniversary

1996 – N. T. Rama Rao, Indian actor, director, producer, and politician, 10th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (b. 1923)

2003 – Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Indian poet and author (b. 1907): Harivansh Rai Bachchan was an Indian poet of the Nayi Kavita literary movement of early 20th century Hindi literature. Born in the village of Babupatti, in the district of Pratapgarh, in the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh in British India, he was also a poet of the Hindi Kavi Sammelan.

2012 – Anthony Gonsalves, Indian composer and educator (b. 1927)

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