On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 2018

Historical Events

Historic Event

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull calls for and wins a leadership vote 43-35 over Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton

  • Californian Representative Duncan Hunter indicted for using campaign funds for personal expenses including holidays and flight for a pet rabbit

Historic Event

Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer, pleads guilty to charges including illegal payment at direction of Trump to women Trump had affairs with

  • Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman, is convicted on eight counts of fraud in a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Water-ice first detected on the Moon by India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft (2008-9) in findings published by scientists

Famous Deaths

  • Barbara Harris [Sandra Mankwitz], American actress (Plaza Suite, Family Plot), dies at 83
  • George Andrie, American NFL defensive end (5-time Pro Bowl), dies of dementia at 78
  • Stef├ín Karl Stef├ínsson, Icelandic actor (Lazytown), dies of cancer at 43
2018 Highlights

About August 21, 2018

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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