On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 5 million Spanish women mark International Women's Day by striking over gender inequality and sexual discrimination
  • Asia-Pacific trade deal signed in Santiago, Chile by 11 countries after US pulled out

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Donald Trump authorizes tariffs on steel and aluminium, excluding Canada and Mexico

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Famous Deaths

  • Kate Wilhelm, American fiction author (Hugo Award: Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang), dies of respiratory failure at 89
  • Sir Wilson Harris, Guyanese author (Palace of the Peacock, Jonestown, The Ghost of Memory), dies of natural causes at 96
  • Togo West Jr., American attorney and public official (3rd Secretary of Veterans Affairs 1998-2000), dies of a heart attack at 75