What Happened on August 15, 2018

Historical Events

  • Australian Senator Fraser Anning evokes Nazi euphemism "a final solution to the immigration problem", in proposing outlawing Muslim immigration into Australia in parliament speech
  • Bar-hopping for pintxos (Basque tapas) in San Sebasti├ín, Spain, named world's best food experience in Lonely Planet's Ultimate Eatlist
  • Boat overturns in floods near the Nile in Northern Sudan, leaving 25 dead, most of them school children
  • First ever US execution by fentanyl of Carey Dean Moore at Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln

Historic Event

Italian PM Giuseppe Conte declares a 12-month state of emergency in Liguria after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge

  • Record 72,000 Americans (up 10%) killed by drug overdoses in 2017 in new figures by Centers for Disease Control
  • Suicide bomber attacks tuition centre in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing 48 and injuring 67

Historic Event

US President Donald Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA Director and Trump critic John Brennan

Famous Deaths

  • Ajit Wadekar, Indian cricket batsman and captain (37 Tests; top score 143; Bombay), dies at 77
2018 Highlights

About August 15, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Independence Day (India)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: In My Feelings - Drake
  • UK #1 Song: In My Feelings - Drake