What Happened on April 19, 2018

Historical Events

  • King Mswati III of Swaziland changes the name of Swaziland to Eswatini, which translates as the “Land of the Swati”

Election of Interest

Miguel Diaz-Canel is elected Cuba's new president, after former president Raúl Castro steps down

  • US Senator Tammy Duckworth (Illinois (D)) is the first parent to bring a baby into the Senate chambers, a day after the Senate votes to allow babies on the chamber's floor

Famous Deaths

  • Graciela Agudelo, Mexican pianist and avant garde composer (Celebration of Wine), dies at 72
2018 Highlights

About April 19, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Nice For What - Drake
  • UK #1 Song: Nice For What - Drake