On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Academy of Motion Pictures reveals new "Popular Film" category for the Oscars
  • Australia's most populous state New South Wales declared 100% in drought
  • EPL club Chelsea sign Kepa Arrizabalaga from Spain's Athletic Bilbao for £72 million; world-record fee for a goalkeeper

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Malaysia charges former prime minister Najib Razak with three counts of money laundering

Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak
Prime Minister of Malaysia
Najib Razak
  • US State Department imposes new sanctions on Russia for nerve attack in Britain