On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira rides the largest-ever wave by a female surfer at 20.72 m (68 ft) at Praia do Norte in Nazaréin, Portugal
  • First drone rescue of swimmers by lifeguards in New South Wales, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • John Barton, British theatre director and co-founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, dies at 89