On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 2018

Historical Events

  • 16-time world darts champion Phil Taylor loses, 7-2 to fellow Englishman Rob Cross in the final of his last World Championship in London
  • California becomes largest US state to legalise cannabis for recreational use
  • Initiative of 300 Hollywood women called "Time's Up" announced to fight sexual harassment

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says recent unrest "is nothing" after 30 people killed in 5 days of anti government demonstrations

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani
President of Iran
Hassan Rouhani
  • Japanese actress and former porn star Sora Aoi announces her engagement
  • World Darts Championship: Retiring 16-time title holder Phil Taylor loses 7-2 to fellow Englishman Rob Cross in the Final at the Alexandra Palace, London.

Famous Deaths

  • John V Tunney, American politician (Rep/Sen-D-California), dies of prostate cancer at 83
  • Robert Mann, American composer & violinist (String Quartet 1952), dies at 97
2018 Highlights

About January 1, 2018

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn