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January 18 – History, Events, Births, Deaths, Holidays and Observances On This Day

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  •  – Seven-year-old Leo II succeeds his maternal grandfather Leo I as Byzantine . He dies ten months later.
  •  – Nika riots in Constantinople fail.
  •  – Emperor Huizong abdicates the throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong.
  •  – King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV uniting the House of Lancaster and the House of York.
  •  – Pope Pius IV reopens the Council of Trent for its third and final session.
  •  – King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Mingyi Swa of Burma in single combat, for which this date is now observed as Royal Thai Armed Forces day.
  •  – Henry Morgan captures .
  • 01 – Frederick I crowns himself King of  in Königsberg.
  •  –  is the first known to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he the “Sandwich Islands”.
  •  – The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from Great Britain to arrive at Botany Bay.
  •  – Jan Willem Janssens surrenders the  Cape Colony to the British.
  •  – Wesley  is established in Melbourne, Australia.
  •  – Wilhelm I of  is proclaimed Kaiser Wilhelm in the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles () towards the end of the Franco-Prussian War. Wilhelm already had the title of  Emperor since the constitution of 1 January 1871, but he had hesitated to accept the title.
  •  – Modern field  is born with the formation of The Association in England.
  •  – An X-ray generating machine is exhibited for the first time by H. L. Smith.
  •  – Eugene B. Ely lands on the deck of the USS  anchored in San Francisco Bay, the first time an aircraft landed on a ship.
  •  – : A Greek flotilla defeats the Ottoman Navy in the Naval Battle of Lemnos, securing the islands of the Northern Aegean Sea for .
  •  – issues the “Twenty-One Demands” to the Republic of  in a bid to increase its power in East .
  •  –  War I: The Paris Peace Conference opens in Versailles, France.
  • 1919 – Ignacy Jan Paderewski becomes Prime Minister of the newly .
  •  – : British troops launch a counter-offensive against Italian East .
  •  – Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.
  •  – World War II: Liberation of Kraków, Poland by the Red Army.
  •  – Willie O’Ree, the first Black Canadian National Hockey League player, makes his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins.
  •  – Capital Airlines Flight 20 crashes into a farm in Charles City County, Virginia, killing all 50 aboard, the third fatal Capital Airlines crash in as many years.
  •  – Albert DeSalvo, the “Boston Strangler”, is convicted of numerous crimes and is sentenced to life imprisonment.
  •  – United Airlines Flight 266 crashes into Santa Monica Bay killing all 32 passengers and six crew members.
  •  – A Disengagement of Forces agreement is signed between the Israeli and Egyptian governments, ending conflict on the Egyptian front of the Yom Kippur War.
  •  – Lebanese Christian militias kill at least 1,000 in Karantina, Beirut.
  •  – identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires’ disease.
  • 1977 – Australia’s worst rail disaster occurs at Granville, Sydney killing 83.
  • 1977 – SFR Yugoslavia’s Prime minister, Džemal Bijedić, his wife and six others are killed in a plane crash in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  •  – The European Court of Human Rights finds the ’s government guilty of mistreating prisoners in Northern Ireland, but not guilty of torture.
  •  – Phil Smith and Phil Mayfield parachute off a Houston skyscraper, becoming the first two people to BASE jump from objects in all four categories: buildings, antennae, spans (bridges), and earth (cliffs).
  •  – The  Olympic Committee restores Jim Thorpe’s Olympic medals to his family.
  •  – Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession in an FBI sting.
  •  –  King, Jr. Day is officially observed for the first time in all 50 states.
  •  – The Sierra Leone Civil War is declared over.
  •  – A bushfire kills four people and destroys more than homes in Canberra, Australia.
  •  – The Airbus A380, the world’s largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France
  •  – The strongest storm in the United Kingdom in 17 years kills 14 people and Germany sees the worst storm since  with 13 deaths. Cyclone Kyrill causes at least deaths across 20 in Western Europe.
  •  – The Euphronios Krater is unveiled in Rome after being returned to by the Metropolitan Museum of .
  •  – A bus catches fire on the Samara–Shymkent road in Yrgyz District, Aktobe, Kazakhstan. The fire kills 52 passengers, with three passengers and two drivers escaping.

Births on January 18

  •  – Sir Philip Courtenay, British noble (d. )
  •  – Antonio Trivulzio, seniore, Roman Catholic cardinal (d. )
  •  – Isabella Jagiellon, Queen of Hungary (d. )
  •  – Catherine, Duchess of Braganza (d. )
  •  – François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois, French politician, Secretary of State for War (d. )
  •  – Damaris Cudworth Masham, philosopher and theologian (d. )
  •  – Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French author (d. )
  •  – Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. )
  •  – Montesquieu, French lawyer and philosopher (d. )
  •  – Johann Jakob Moser, German jurist (d. )
  •  – Louis Claude de Saint-Martin, French mystic and philosopher (d. )
  •  – Ferdinand Kauer, Austrian pianist and composer (d. )
  •  – John Nash, English architect (d. )
  •  – Samuel Whitbread, English politician (d. )
  •  – Peter Mark Roget, English physician, lexicographer, and theologian (d. )
  •  – Daniel Webster, American lawyer and politician, 14th  Secretary of State (d. )
  •  – Pratap Singh Bhosle, Chhatrapati of the  Empire (d. )
  • 1815 – Constantin von Tischendorf, German theologian and scholar (d. )
  • 1835 – César Cui, Russian general, composer, and critic (d. )
  •  – Henry Austin Dobson, English poet and author (d. )
  •  – Emmanuel Chabrier, French pianist and composer (d. )
  •  – A. A. Ames, American physician and politician, Mayor of Minneapolis (d. 1911)
  •  – Ioan Slavici, Romanian and author (d. )
  •  – Edmund Barton, Australian judge and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (d. )
  •  – Seth Low, American academic and politician, 92nd Mayor of City (d. )
  •  – Marthinus Nikolaas Ras, South African farmer, soldier, and gun-maker (d. )
  •  – Thomas A. Watson, American assistant to Alexander Graham Bell (d. )
  •  – Daniel Hale Williams, American surgeon and cardiologist (d. )
  •  – Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan poet, journalist, and diplomat (d. 1916)
  •  – Kantarō Suzuki, admiral and politician, 42nd Prime Minister of Japan (d. )
  •  – Sam Zemurray, Russian-American businessman, founded the Cuyamel Fruit Company (d. )
  •  – Henri Giraud, French general and politician (d. )
  •  – Paul Ehrenfest, Austrian-Dutch physicist and academic (d. )
  • 1880 – Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster, Italian cardinal (d. )
  •  – Gaston Gallimard, French publisher, founded Éditions Gallimard (d. )
  •  – A. A. Milne, English author, poet, and playwright (d. )
  • 1886 – Clara Nordström, Swedish-German author and translator (d. )
  •  – Thomas Sopwith, English ice hockey player, sailor, and pilot (d. )
  •  – Oliver Hardy, American and comedian (d. )
  • 1892 – Bill Meanix, American hurdler and coach (d. 1957)
  • 1892 – Paul Rostock, German surgeon and academic (d. 1956)
  •  – Jorge Guillén, Spanish poet, critic, and academic (d. )
  • 1894 – Toots Mondt, and promoter (d. 1976)
  • 1 – C. M. Eddy Jr., American author (d. 1967)
  • 1896 – Ville Ritola, Finnish-American runner (d. )
  •  – Albert Kivikas, Estonian journalist and author (d. 1978)
  •  – Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician and academic (d. )
  •  – Berthold Goldschmidt, German pianist and composer (d. )
  •  – Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordion player and composer (d. )
  • 1904 – Cary Grant, English- (d. )
  •  – Joseph Bonanno, Italian-American mob boss (d. 2002)
  •  – János Ferencsik, Hungarian conductor (d. 1984)
  •  – Jacob Bronowski, Polish-English mathematician, historian, and television host (d. 1974)
  •  – Kenneth E. Boulding, English economist and academic (d. 1993)
  • 1911 – José María Arguedas, Peruvian anthropologist, author, and poet (d. 1969)
  • 1911 – Danny Kaye, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. )
  • 1913 – Carroll Cloar, American artist (d. 1993)
  • 1913 – Giannis Papaioannou, Greek composer (d. )
  •  – Arno Schmidt, German author and translator (d. )
  • 1914 – Vitomil Zupan, Slovene author, poet, and playwright (d. 1987)
  • 1915 – Syl Apps, Canadian pole vaulter, ice hockey player, and politician (d. )
  • 1915 – Santiago Carrillo, Spanish soldier and politician (d. )
  • 1915 – Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player (d. 1984)
  •  – Nicholas Oresko, American sergeant,  recipient (d. )
  • 1917 – Wang Yung-ching, Taiwanese-American businessman (d. 2008)
  • 1918 – Gustave Gingras, Canadian-English physician and educator (d. 1996)
  • 1919 – Toni Turek, German footballer (d. 1984)
  • 1921 – Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-American physicist and academic,  laureate (d. )
  •  – John Graham, General Officer Commanding (GOC) Wales (d. 2012)
  • 1923 – Gerrit Voorting, Dutch cyclist (d. 2015)
  • 1925 – Gilles Deleuze, French metaphysician and philosopher (d. )
  • 1925 – John V. Evans, American soldier and politician, 27th  of Idaho (d. )
  • 1925 – Sol Yurick, American soldier and author (d. 2013)
  •  – Randolph Bromery, American geologist and academic (d. 2013)
  •  – Sundaram Balachander, Indian actor, singer, and veena player (d. 1990)
  •  – Alexander Gomelsky, Soviet and Russian professional basketball coach (d. 2005)
  • 1931 – Chun Doo-hwan, South general and politician, 5th  of South
  •  – Robert Anton Wilson, American psychologist, author, poet, and playwright (d. 2007)
  • 1933 – Emeka Anyaoku, Nigerian politician, 8th Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1933 – David Bellamy, English botanist, author and academic (d. )
  • 1933 – John Boorman, English director, , and screenwriter
  • 1933 – Ray Dolby, American engineer and businessman, founded Dolby Laboratories (d. 2013)
  • 1933 – William Goodhart, Baron Goodhart, English lawyer and politician (d. )
  • 1933 – Frank McMullen, rugby player (d. )
  • 1933 – Jean Vuarnet, French ski racer (d. 2017)
  • 1934 – Raymond Briggs, English author and
  •  – Albert Millaire, Canadian actor and director (d. 2018)
  • 1935 – Jon Stallworthy, English poet, critic, and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1935 – Gad Yaacobi, Israeli academic and diplomat, 10th Israel Ambassador to the  (d. 2007)
  •  – David Howell, Baron Howell of Guildford, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Transport
  •  – John Hume, Northern Irish educator and politician, Nobel Prize laureate
  •  – Curt Flood, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. )
  • 1938 – Anthony Giddens, English sociologist and academic
  • 1938 – Werner Olk, German footballer and manager
  • 1938 – Hargus “Pig” Robbins, American  Music Hall of Fame session keyboard and piano player
  •  – Pedro Rodriguez, Mexican race car driver (d. )
  • 1941 – Denise Bombardier, Canadian journalist and author
  • 1941 – Bobby Goldsboro, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1941 – David Ruffin, American singer (The Temptations) (d. )
  • 1943 – Paul Freeman, English actor
  • 1943 – Kay Granger, American educator and politician
  • 1943 – Dave Greenslade, English keyboard player and composer
  • 1943 – Charlie Wilson, American businessman and politician (d. 2013)
  •  – Paul Keating, Australian economist and politician, 24th Prime Minister of Australia
  • 1944 – Carl Morton, American baseball player (d. 1983)
  • 1944 – Kei Ogura, Japanese singer-songwriter and composer
  • 1944 – Alexander Van der Bellen, President of
  • 1945 – Rocco Forte, English businessman and philanthropist
  •  – Perro Aguayo, Mexican wrestler (d. 2019)
  • 1946 – Joseph Deiss, Swiss economist and politician, 156th President of the Swiss Confederation
  • 1946 – Henrique Rosa, Bissau-Guinean politician, President of Guinea-Bissau (d. 2013)
  •  – Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese baseball player and journalist (d. 2018)
  • 1947 – Takeshi Kitano, Japanese actor and director
  • 1949 – Bill Keller, American journalist
  • 1949 – Philippe Starck, French interior designer
  •  – Gianfranco Brancatelli, Italian race car driver
  • 1950 – Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian race car driver (d. 1982)
  •  –  Behr, Surinamese journalist and activist (d. 1982)
  • 1951 – Bob Latchford,
  •  – Michael Behe, American biochemist, author, and academic
  • 1952 – R. Stevie Moore, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  •  – Brett Hudson, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1953 – Peter Moon, Australian comedian and actor
  •  – Kevin Costner, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1956 – Paul Deighton, Baron Deighton, English banker and politician
  • 1960 – Mark Rylance, English actor, director, and playwright
  • 1961 – Peter Beardsley, English footballer and manager
  • 1961 – Bob Hansen, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1961 – Mark Messier, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1961 – Jeff Yagher, American actor and sculptor
  • 1962 – Alison Arngrim, Canadian-American actress
  •  – Maxime Bernier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Minister of Foreign Affairs for
  • 1963 – Ian Crook, English footballer, central midfielder and manager
  • 1963 – Carl McCoy, English singer-songwriter
  • 1963 – Martin O’Malley, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 61st Governor of Maryland
  •  – Brady Anderson, American baseball player
  • 1964 – Richard Dunwoody, Northern Irish jockey and sportscaster
  • 1964 – Virgil Hill, American boxer
  • 1964 – Jane Horrocks, English actress and singer
  •  – Alexander Khalifman, Russian chess player and author
  • 1966 – Kazufumi Miyazawa, Japanese singer
  • 1966 – André Ribeiro, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1967 – Dean Bailey, Australian footballer and coach (d. 2014)
  • 1967 – Iván Zamorano, Chilean footballer
  • 1969 – Dave Bautista, American wrestler, mixed martial artist, and actor
  • 1969 – Jesse L. Martin, American actor and singer
  • 1969 – Jim O’Rourke, American guitarist and producer
  •  – Peter Van Petegem, Belgian cyclist
  • 1971 – Amy Barger, American astronomer
  • 1971 – Jonathan Davis, American singer-songwriter
  • 1971 – Christian Fittipaldi, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1971 – Pep Guardiola, Spanish footballer and manager
  • 1971 – Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan writer (d. 2019)
  • 1972 – Vinod Kambli, Indian , sportscaster, and actor
  • 1972 – Mike Lieberthal, American baseball player
  • 1972 – Kjersti Plätzer, Norwegian race walker
  • 1973 – Burnie Burns, American actor, director, and producer, co-founded Rooster Teeth Productions
  • 1973 – Luke Goodwin, Australian rugby league player and coach
  • 1973 – Benjamin Jealous, American civic leader and activist
  • 1973 – Anthony Koutoufides, Australian footballer
  • 1973 – Crispian Mills, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and director
  • 1973 – Rolando Schiavi, Argentinian footballer and coach
  • 1974 – Christian Burns, English singer-songwriter
  • 1975 – Leslie Knope, Protagonist of Parks and Recreation (fictional)
  • 1976 – Laurence Courtois, Belgian player
  • 1976 – Marcelo Gallardo, Argentinian footballer and coach
  • 1976 – Damien Leith, Irish-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1977 – Richard Archer, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1978 – Brian Falkenborg, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Thor Hushovd, Norwegian cyclist
  • 1978 – Bogdan Lobonț, Romanian footballer
  • 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 (d. 2018)
  •  – Estelle, English singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1980 – Robert Green, English footballer
  • 1980 – Kert Haavistu, Estonian footballer and manager
  • 1980 – Julius Peppers, American football player
  • 1980 – Jason Segel, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1981 – Otgonbayar Ershuu, Mongolian painter and illustrator
  • 1981 – Olivier Rochus, Belgian tennis player
  • 1981 – Khari Stephenson, Jamaican footballer
  • 1981 – Kang Dong-won, South Korean actor
  • 1982 – Quinn Allman, American guitarist and producer
  • 1982 – Mary Jepkosgei Keitany, Kenyan runner
  • 1983 – Amir Blumenfeld, Israeli-American comedian, actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1983 – Samantha Mumba, Irish singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1984 – Kristy Lee Cook, American singer-songwriter
  • 1984 – Ioannis Drymonakos, Greek swimmer
  • 1984 – Makoto Hasebe, Japanese footballer
  • 1984 – Michael Kearney, American biochemist and academic
  • 1984 – Seung-Hui Cho, South Korean student who perpetrated the 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech (d. 2007)
  • 1984 – Benji Schwimmer, American dancer and choreographer
  • 1984 – Viktoria Shklover, Estonian figure skater
  •  – Dale Begg-Smith, Canadian-Australian skier
  • 1985 – Mark Briscoe, American wrestler
  • 1985 – Riccardo Montolivo, Italian footballer
  • 1985 – Hyun Woo, South Korean actor
  • 1986 – Marya Roxx, Estonian-American singer-songwriter
  • 1986 – Ikusaburo Yamazaki, Japanese actor and singer
  • 1987 – Johan Djourou, Swiss footballer
  • 1987 – Christopher Liebig, German rugby player
  • 1987 – Grigoris Makos, Greek footballer
  •  – Ronnie Day, American singer-songwriter
  • 1988 – Angelique Kerber, German tennis player
  • 1988 – Anastasios Kissas, Greek footballer
  • 1988 – Boy van Poppel, Dutch cyclist
  • 1989 – Rubén Miño, Spanish footballer
  • 1990 – Nacho, Spanish footballer
  • 1990 – Hayle Ibrahimov, Ethiopian-Azerbaijani runner
  • 1990 – Gift Ngoepe, South African baseball player
  • 1991 – Diego Simões, Brazilian footballer
  •  – Francesco Bardi, Italian footballer
  • 1993 – Sean Keenan, Australian actor
  •  – Kang Ji-young, South Korean singer
  • 1994 – Ilona Kremen, Belarusian tennis player
  • 1995 – Bryce Alford, American basketball player
  • 1998 – Aitana Bonmatí, Spanish footballer

Deaths on January 18

  •  – Publius Clodius Pulcher, Roman politician (b. 93 BC)
  • 474 – Leo I, Byzantine emperor (b. )
  •  – Odilo, duke of 
  • 896 – Khumarawayh ibn Ahmad ibn Tulun, ruler of the Tulunids, murdered (b. )
  •  – Tamar of  (b. )
  •  – King Henry I of  (b. )
  •  – Saint Margaret of Hungary (b. )
  •  – Robert FitzWalter, 1st Baron FitzWalter, English baron (b. )
  •  – Maria of , infanta (b. )
  •  – Peter I of Portugal (b. )
  •  – Jobst of Moravia, ruler of Moravia, King of the Romans
  •  – Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, English politician (b. )
  •  – Emperor -Hanazono of Japan (b. )
  •  – Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria (b. )
  •  – Pietro Bembo, Italian cardinal and scholar (b. )
  •  – Margaret of Parma (b. )
  •  – Magnus Heinason, Faroese naval hero (b. )
  •  – Jan van Riebeeck, Dutch politician, founded Cape Town (b. )
  •  – Francis George of Schönborn-Buchheim, Archbishop-Elector of Trier (b. )
  •  – Jeanne Quinault, French actress and playwright (b. )
  • 1803 – Ippolit Bogdanovich, Russian poet and academic (b. 1743)
  • 1849 – Panoutsos Notaras, Greek politician (b. 1752)
  •  – John Tyler, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 10th President of the United States (b. )
  •  – Edward Bulwer-Lytton, English author, poet, playwright, and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (b. 1803)
  •  – Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist and academic (b. 1788)
  • 1886 – Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (b. )
  • 1892 – Anton Anderledy, Swiss religious leader, 23rd Superior General of the Society of  (b. 1819)
  • 1896 – Charles Floquet, French lawyer and politician, 55th Prime Minister of France (b. )
  • 1923 – Wallace Reid, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. )
  • 1936 – Hermanus Brockmann, Dutch rower (b. 1871)
  • 1936 – Rudyard Kipling, English author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. )
  • 1940 – Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer, Polish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1865)
  • 1951 – Amy Carmichael, Irish missionary and humanitarian (b. 1867)
  • 1952 – Curly Howard, American actor (b. 1903)
  • 1954 – Sydney Greenstreet, English-American actor (b. 1879)
  • 1955 – Saadat Hasan Manto, Pakistani author and screenwriter (b. )
  • 1956 – Makbule Atadan, Turkish lawyer and politician (b. )
  • 1956 – Konstantin Päts, Estonian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 1st President of Estonia (b. 1874)
  • 1963 – Hugh Gaitskell, English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. )
  • 1966 – Kathleen Norris, American journalist and author (b. 1880)
  • 1967 – Goose Tatum, American basketball player and soldier (b. 1921)
  • 1969 – Hans Freyer, German sociologist and philosopher (b. )
  • 1970 – David O. McKay, American religious leader, 9th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day  (b. 1873)
  • 1971 – Virgil Finlay, American illustrator (b. 1914)
  • 1973 – Irina Nikolaevna Levchenko, Russian tank commander (b. )
  • 1975 – Gertrude Olmstead, American actress (b. )
  • 1978 – Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher and author (b. 1919)
  • 1980 – Cecil Beaton, English fashion designer and photographer (b. 1904)
  • 1984 – Panteleimon Ponomarenko, Belarusian general and politician (b. )
  • 1984 – Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player (b. 1915)
  • 1989 – Bruce Chatwin, English-French author (b. 1940)
  • 1990 – Melanie Appleby, English singer (b. 1966)
  • 1990 – Rusty Hamer, American actor (b. 1947)
  • 1993 – Dionysios Zakythinos, Greek historian, academic, and politician (b. 1905)
  • 1995 – Adolf Butenandt, German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
  • 1995 – Ron Luciano, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1937)
  • 1996 – N. T. Rama Rao, Indian actor, director, producer, and politician, 10th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (b. 1923)
  • 1997 – Paul Tsongas, American lawyer and politician (b. 1941)
  • 1998 – Dan Georgiadis, Greek footballer and manager (b. )
  •  – Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect (b. 1897)
  • 2003 – Ed Farhat, American wrestler and trainer (b. 1924)
  • 2003 – Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Indian poet and author (b. 1907)
  • 2005 – Lamont Bentley, American actor and rapper (b. 1973)
  • 2006 – Jan Twardowski, Polish priest and poet (b. 1915)
  • 2007 – Brent Liles, American bass player (b. 1963)
  • 2008 – Georgia Frontiere, American businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1927)
  • 2008 – Frank Lewin, American composer and theorist (b. 1925)
  • 2008 – Lois Nettleton, American actress (b. 1927)
  • 2008 – John Stroger, American politician (b. )
  •  – Tony Hart, English painter and television host (b. 1925)
  • 2009 – Nora Kovach, Hungarian-American ballerina (b. 1931)
  • 2009 – Danai Stratigopoulou, Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1913)
  • 2009 – Grigore Vieru, Romanian poet and author (b. 1935)
  •  – Kate McGarrigle, Canadian musician and singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
  • 2010 – Robert B. Parker, American author and academic (b. 1932)
  •  – Sargent Shriver, American politician and diplomat, 21st United States Ambassador to France (b. 1915)
  • 2012 – Anthony Gonsalves, Indian composer and educator (b. 1927)
  • 2012 – Georg Lassen, German captain (b. 1915)
  • 2012 – Yuri Rasovsky, American playwright and producer, founded The National Theater of Chicago (b. 1944)
  • 2013 – Sean Fallon, Irish footballer and manager (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – Jim Horning, American computer and academic (b. )
  • 2013 – Jon Mannah, Australian rugby league player (b. 1989)
  • 2013 – Lewis Marnell, Australian skateboarder (b. 1982)
  • 2013 – Ron Nachman, Israeli lawyer and politician (b. 1942)
  • 2014 – Kathryn Abbe, American photographer and author (b. 1919)
  • 2014 – Michael Botmang, Nigerian politician, 17th Governor of Plateau State (b. 1938)
  • 2014 – Dennis Frederiksen, American singer-songwriter (b. 1951)
  • 2014 – Andy Graver, English footballer (b. 1927)
  • 2014 – Sarah Marshall, English actress (b. 1933)
  • 2014 – Eugenio Cruz Vargas, Chilean poet and painter (b. 1923)
  • 2015 – Alberto Nisman, Argentinian lawyer and prosecutor (b. 1963)
  • 2015 – Christine Valmy, Romanian cosmetologist and author (b. 1926)
  • 2015 – Piet van der Sanden, Dutch journalist and politician (b. 1924)
  • 2015 – Tony Verna, American director and producer, invented instant replay (b. 1933)
  •  – Johnny Bach, American basketball player and coach (b. 1924)
  • 2016 – Glenn Frey, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1948)
  • 2016 – T. S. Sinnathuray, Judge of the High Court of  (b. )
  • 2016 – Michel Tournier, French journalist and author (b. 1924)
  • 2017 – Peter Abrahams, South African-Jamaican writer (b. 1919)
  • 2017 – David P. Buckson, American lawyer and politician, Governor of Delaware (b. 1920)
  • 2017 – Rachael Heyhoe Flint, Baroness Heyhoe Flint, English cricketer, businesswoman and philanthropist (b. )
  • 2017 – Roberta Peters, American coloratura soprano (b. 1930)
  • 2019 – John Coughlin, American figure skater (b. 1985)

Holidays and observances on January 18

  • Christian feast day:
    • Amy Carmichael (Church of England)
    • Athanasius of Alexandria (Eastern Orthodox Church)
    • Confession of Peter (Eastern Orthodox, some Anglican and Lutheran Churches)
    • Cyril of Alexandria
    • Deicolus
    • Margaret of Hungary
    • Prisca
    • Volusianus of Tours
    • January 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Royal Thai Armed Forces Day ()
  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18–25) ()
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