What Happened on August 7, 2018

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"Crazy Rich Asians" first Hollywood film with all-Asian cast, starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding and Michelle Yeoh premieres in Los Angeles

  • Australia's population hits 25 million according to Australian Bureau of Statistics

Film & TV History

China bans release of Winnie the Pooh movie "Christopher Robin", after character used to mock Chinese President Xi Jinping

  • CW network announces Ruby Rose cast as lesbian superhero Batwoman
  • Mendocino Fire becomes the largest recorded fire in California's history at 290,600 acres, overtaking 2017 Thomas Fire
  • Swedish furniture brand Ikea opens its first store in India in Hyderabad
2018 History

Famous Deaths

  • Stan Mikita, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Stanley Cup 1961; Hart Memorial Trophy [MVP] 1967, 68; 6 x NHL First All-Star Team), dies of Lewy body dementia at 78

About August 7, 2018

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 9 months and 23 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: In My Feelings - Drake