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Birthdays: April 18

Many readers ask The Old Farmer's Almanac what happened on their birthday--or the birthday of a loved one.. To help out, we've put together an everything-birthdays page! Find fun birthday facts, birthday history, folklore, and more!

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Weather History for April 18

1896: The temperature soared to 90 degrees F in New York City

Birthday Weather

What was the weather like on the day that you or a loved one was born? See our free Weather History tool to go back in time!

What about the weather forecast for a future birthday? Check out our long-range weather forecasts for your location.

Birthday Lore for April 18

You possess a sunny disposition and are moderately patient, loving, and sincere. You are ambitious and strive to do the unusual. Do not let the largeness of your enterprise deter you. You have intellectual ability and physical strength to help and guide you.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1976: Melissa Joan Hart (actress)

Born 1963: Conan O'Brien (talk show host)

Born 1956: Eric Roberts (actor)

On This Day in History

1906: San Francisco earthquake

1978: Lighted fishing pole patented

1994: Beauty and the Beast was the first Disney animated film to become a Broadway musical. It opened on this day at New York's Palace Theater

Signs of the Zodiac

ARIES (March 21-April 20)

The Ram. Ruling planet: Mars. Element: Fire. Quality: Assertiveness. Ability: Leadership.You are the initiators of the zodiac. Dashing hither and yon (you are always in a hurry),you rush fearlessly ahead with little regard for your own safety. You like to be first in all that you do, and you are happiest when sharing your new discoveries with your friends. Willing to begin conversations with total strangers, you usually have many friends.


Birthday Cakes

To celebrate, see 5 recipes for easy, beautiful birthday cakes!

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