On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 2018

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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
Actress
Constance Wu
  • 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 (4 time NHL scoring leader), dies of Lewy body dementia at 78