What Happened on August 21, 2018

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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

Event of Interest

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
2018 History

Famous Deaths

  • Barbara Harris, American Tony Award-winning actress (Plaza Suite; Family Plot), dies at 83
  • George Andrie, American football defensive end (Super Bowl 1971; First Team All Pro 1969; 5 x Pro Bowl; Dallas Cowboys), dies from dementia at 78
  • Stef├ín Karl Stef├ínsson, Icelandic actor (Lazytown), dies of cancer at 43

About August 21, 2018

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

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

Music Charts

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