On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 2004

Historical Events

Sports History

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

  • 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? 17 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius