What Happened in 2018

Significant Events

  • Historical Events

    • Jan 1 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says recent unrest "is nothing" after 30 people killed in 5 days of anti government demonstrations
    • Jan 1 California becomes largest US state to legalise cannabis for recreational use
    • Jan 1 Initiative of 300 Hollywood women called "Time's Up" announced to fight sexual harassment
    • Jan 1 Japanese actress and former porn star Sora Aoi announces her engagement
    • Jan 1 World Darts Championship: Retiring 16-time title holder Phil Taylor loses 7-2 to Rob Cross in the Final in London.
    • Jan 2 Bus crash in Pasamayo, Peru, kills 51 on notorious "Devil's Curve" road
    • Jan 2 WHO reveals it will classify gaming addiction as mental health condition in its next Classification of Diseases
    • Jan 2 Storm Eleanor forms near Ireland then sweeps across the UK and Western Europe in next few days
    • Jan 3 Security expert reveal two security flaws, Meltdown and Spectre which affect most microprocessors
    • Jan 3 Lawyers of US President Trump try to stop the publication of book on Trump's administration "Fire and Fury" by Michael Wolff
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2018 in Sport

  • Jan 23 LeBron James becomes the 7th and youngest (33 years 24 days) to reach the 30,000 NBA point milestone
  • Jan 24 Former US Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar found guilty of molesting over 150 girls, sentenced up to 175 years in prison
  • Feb 6 Brazilian jockey Jorge Ricardo equals world record number of victories for a jockey - 12,844 in Rio de Janeiro

Did You Know?

New research show plants "talk" to each other through their roots and the soil in study on corn published in journal "Plos One"

On May 2, 2018


World Leaders in 2018

Famous People Born in 2018

  • Apr 23 Prince Louis of Cambridge, English son of Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge, born in London

Would You Believe?

All citrus fruit can be traced to the southeast foothills of the Himalayas, according to DNA study published in "Nature"

On February 7, 2018

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 3 Actress Ellen Page reveals she has married dancer Emma Portner
  • Jan 8 Singer Ricky Martin reveals he has married Jwan Yosef
  • Jan 9 Swimmer and 12-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte weds model Kayla Rae Reid in Florida
  • Feb 3 Actor John Stamos (Full House) weds model Caitlin Mchugh at the Little Brown Church in Studio City, California
  • Feb 14 Comedian Amy Schumer weds chef Chris Fischer in Malibu
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