On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 2004

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Greg Maddux signs with the Chicago Cubs, the team he began his career with

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • Up to 295 people, including nearly 200 rescue workers, die near Neyshabur in Iran when a run-away freight train carrying sulfur, petrol and fertiliser catches fire and explodes.

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Rouch, French filmmaker and ethnologist (b. 1917)
2004 Highlights

About February 18, 2004

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius