On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 2018

Historical Events

  • Boston appoints its first African American Police Commissioner William G. Gross
  • Chicago police appeal for more help after 66 people shot in the city in one weekend

Film & TV History

Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify remove conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from their platforms

  • PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi announces she will be stepping down
  • Saudi Arabia's state airline suspends direct flights to Toronto and expels ambassador after Canada calls for release of detained activists for civil and women's rights
  • South Sudan peace accord signed between South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar in Sudan attempting to end 5 years of civil war

Famous Deaths

  • Joël Robuchon, French chef, world record for Michelin stars (32), dies of cancer at 73
  • Margaret Heckler, American politician (15th U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services (1983-85)), dies at 87
2018 Highlights

About August 6, 2018

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

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