On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 2018

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Archaeologists confirm first-ever cheese found from Ancient Egypt 3,200 years old in tomb of Ptahmes, mayor of Memphis
  • Australian mare Winx wins her Australasian record 26th consecutive race, the re-named Winx Stakes at Royal Randwick in Sydney; 19th Group One win for thoroughbreds

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Imran Khan becomes the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan after gaining the support of independent members after his party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) won the most votes but not a majority in the general election

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan

Wedding of InterestPriyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas

Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas confirm their engagement with an engagement party in Mumbai, India
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The wedding in Jodhpur, India
The wedding in Jodhpur, India

Famous Deaths


Person of interestKofi Annan

Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat and 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006), dies at 80

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
UN Secretary-General
Kofi Annan