On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 2018

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Actress Constance Wu
Constance Wu
Actress Michelle Yeoh
Michelle Yeoh
  • Australia's population hits 25 million according to Australian Bureau of Statistics

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
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

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
2018 Highlights

About August 7, 2018

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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