January 2018 calendar

January 2018

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 2018.
The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 2018: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 2018?


  • 01 Jan 2018 Kashmir conflict: After 36 hours, an armed standoff between Indian security force and Kashimiri rebels at paramilitary bases ends with eight people dying.
  • 02 Jan 2018 Weinstein effect: Vice Media suspends its top executives while it investigates accusations against them.
  • 03 Jan 2018 Boko Haram insurgency - A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Gamboru (Nigeria), killing 11 people.
  • 04 Jan 2018 Afghanistan War: At least 20 people are killed and 27 more injured in a suicide bomber attack that occurred near security officers investigating illegal drug and alcohol deals in Kabul, Afghanistan. The attack is claimed by the Islamic State.
  • 05 Jan 2018 Northern Rakhine State clashes. ARSA insurgents using small arms and homemade mines ambush a Burmese military convoy at Turaing. Three members of Myanmar’s security forces were reportedly injured.
  • 06 Jan 2018 Casamance conflict, 13 people are killed by gunmen near Ziguinchor (Senegal).
  • 07 Jan 2018 Syrian Civil War: At least 23 people are killed in an explosion at the headquarters for the Chechen-led Ajnad al-Kavkaz rebel organization in Idlib (Syria), while many others remain unaccounted for according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
  • 08 Jan 2018 Pfizer, a pharmaceutical company, has stopped research on Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.
  • 09 Jan 2018 Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon resigns amid a dispute between the United States and President Donald Trump over remarks he made in Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury about the Trump family.
  • 10 Jan 2018 Colombian conflict: After failure to agree on a prolongation of the 101-day ceasefire agreement, hostilities between Colombia's government forces and ELN forces resume.
  • 11 Jan 2018 Conflict between Israel and Palestine: Two 16-year old Palestinians are killed in clashes with Israeli forces.
  • 12 Jan 2018 Saudi Arabia: Women's rights, Mohammad bin Salman. Saudi Vision 2030: Saudi Arabia has allowed women to watch football matches for the first time. This is part of an easement of the strict rules regarding gender separation that the ultra-conservative Muslim nation enforces.
  • 13 Jan 2018 After a boat that capsized off the Indian coast, near Dahanu in Maharashtra, a search is on for missing children. Two bodies were found.
  • 14 Jan 2018 Tunnel warfare by the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Blockade of the Gaza Strip. The Israel Defense Forces reported that the tunnel was completely destroyed by Hamas beneath the Kerem Shalom border. Before its jets bombed Gaza's tunnel opening, Israel closed the crossing. The crossing is still closed. (Ynetnews),
  • 15 Jan 2018 Insurgency in Iraq (2017-present), January 2018, Baghdad bombings. A double suicide bombing in Baghdad injures more than 90 people.
  • 16 Jan 2018 Aftermath of the Caracas helicopter accident: Yesterday's firefight between the Venezuelan Army and the Venezuelan Government resulted in Oscar Perez being killed. Perez's family killed two police officers, seven members of his group, and six other members.
  • 17 Jan 2018 Unknown gunmen kidnap two Americans and two Canadians in Kaduna State (Nigeria). After engaging in a fight with the abductors, two police officers are shot and killed.
  • 18 Jan 2018 Emirates Airlines announces a purchase order for 36 Airbus A380s. Emirates, which has a fleet of more than 100 aircraft, is the largest aircraft operator.
  • 19 Jan 2018 Turkish military intervention in Afrin. Turkey begins its military campaign to "destroy the" Syrian Kurdish YPG Group with a cross-border artillery attack into the Afrin Canton.
  • 20 Jan 2018 Syrian Civil War: Northwestern Syria Campaign (October 2017-present). The Syrian Army seizes the Abu al-Duhur Military Airbase, Idlib Governorate.
  • 21 Jan 2018 Insurgents killed at least 18 people in a 13-hour gun fight. This included 4 Afghans and 14 foreigners. According to the Afghan Interior Ministry, the siege ended when all the gunmen were killed. NATO claims that no foreign troops were killed. Taliban claim they sent five suicide bombers armed only with assault rifles and hand grenades. Afghan authorities blame the attack on Pakistan-based Haqqani. (CBS News), (AP via NBC News).
  • 22 Jan 2018 Seven people were killed in clashes with security forces and worshippers who took part in an Ethiopian Orthodox religious celebration marking Timkat (Epiphany), in Woldiya. This was happening over the weekend.
  • 23 Jan 2018 Libyan Civil War (2014-2018): A double car bombing in Benghazi leaves at least 33 dead and "dozens" more injured. According to local officials, the victims include both civilians and military personnel.
  • 24 Jan 2018 War in Afghanistan (2001-present: 2018 Save The Children Jalalabad Attack: An attack on Save the Children Jalalabad charity's offices in the eastern Afghan city Jalalabad.
  • 25 Jan 2018 Thirteen civilians from Burkina Faso were killed when their vehicle hit a mine near Boni, Mali's Mopti Region.
  • 26 Jan 2018 Syrian Civil War: Recep Tayyip Erdan, President of Turkey, says that the Afrin offensive will now be directed east towards Manbij, and the border to Iraq.
  • 27 Jan 2018 2018 Kabul ambulance bombing. A suicide bomber, in an explosive-laden ambulance, kills at least102 people and injures 158 others outside of a Kabul hospital.
  • 28 Jan 2018 Yemeni Crisis (2011-present: Battle of Aden (2018): United Arab Emirates-backed Southern Transitional Council fighters take control of government buildings in Aden, south Yemen after clashing with forces loyal President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. At least 10 people have been reported killed and 30 others injured. Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr, Yemeni Prime Minister, accuses separatists for staging a coup.
  • 29 Jan 2018 Bus plunge: After falling from a bridge in Murshidabad, West Bengal, India, a bus plunges into River Bhairab, killing at least 36. Police and local residents are often at odds because rescuers fail to respond quickly enough to save passengers.
  • 30 Jan 2018 Yemeni Civil War (2015)-present: Battle of Aden (2018): After two days of intense fighting in Aden, the Southern Transitional Council (STC), takes control of the port city of Aden. Several people have been killed during the fierce fighting. The presidential palace, which has been surrounded, is now home to Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr (Yemeni Prime Minister) and members of President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi's government.
  • 31 Jan 2018 Afghanistan War (2001-present). A BBC study found that the Taliban currently controls or has some territory in 70% of Afghanistan. They control 14 districts, which total 4% of Afghanistan's total, and have an open militant presence in 263 other districts, representing 66% of Afghanistan's remaining occupied territory.
  • 03 Jan 2018 For the first time in history, all five major storm surge gates in the Netherlands are closed simultaneously in the wake of a storm.

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Perfect
  2. - Havana
  3. - Rockstar
  4. - Finesse
  5. - Gucci Gang


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in January 2018?

Tribe of Mentors by Timothy Ferriss

Tribe of Mentors


Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, shares the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure book--a compilation of tools, tactics, and habits from 130+ of the world's top performers.

Origin by Dan Brown



The #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2017), by the author of The Da Vinci Code. Bilbao (Spain) Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor of symbology, religious iconology, visits the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in order to witness a major announcement: the …

Robicheaux by James Lee Burke



New York Times Bestseller James Lee Burke's beloved character Dave Robicheaux returns to the pages of this atmospheric, gritty mystery set in the backwoods and towns of Louisiana.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Little Fires Everywhere


The New York Times bestseller that is still going strong!

Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

Fire and Fury


#1 New York Times Bestseller