On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Australia's House of Representatives is closed down early because of the Liberal Party leadership battle
  • Discovery of a bone of a 90,000 hybrid human, half Neanderthal, half Denisovan from Anuy River, Siberia published in "Nature"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Forbes say George Clooney made more money in a single year ($239 million) than any actor ever ($239m), due to sale of alcohol company, followed by Dwayne Johnson ($124m)

Actor George Clooney
Actor
George Clooney
Actor & Professional Wrestler The Rock
Actor & Professional Wrestler
The Rock
  • Longest ever bull market for Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index at 3,453 days (using 19.9 percent decline in 1990 as the start, usually 20%)

Famous Deaths

  • Edward "Ed" King, American psychedelic rock musician (Strawberry Alarm Clock, Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies of cancer at 68