What Happened on August 26, 2018

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, former US Vatican Ambassador, claims Pope Francis knew of and ignored sex abuse allegations against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick

  • Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop resigns after losing Liberal Party leadership contest

Sports History

Boxing match between YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul ends in a draw in Manchester, England

Film & TV History

Danny Boyle pulls out of directing the next James Bond film due to 'creative differences'

Event of Interest

Emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in as President of Zimbabwe

  • Gamer at a Madden NFL 19 gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, loses then returns to shoot two dead and wound nine
  • Moroccan pop singer Saad Lamjarred arrested in Saint-Tropez, France on a rape allegation
  • Pope Francis asks for forgiveness in speech on child abuse in Dublin, during first official visit to Ireland since 1979
2018 History

Famous Deaths

Neil SimonNeil Simon (1927-2018)

American playwright (The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Biloxi Blues), dies at 91

  • Rosa Bouglione, French circus performer, dies at 107

About August 26, 2018

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 4 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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