On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 2018

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

Historic Event

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

Famous Deaths

  • Kate Wilhelm, American fiction author (Hugo Award: Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang), dies of respiratory failure at 89
  • Milko Kelemen, Croat composer (Archetypon), dies at 93
  • 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
2018 Highlights

About March 8, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces