On This Day

What Happened on December 22, 2018

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Partial shutdown of US federal government begins
  • Tsunami hits Indonesia's Sunda Strait killing over 400 after part of Anak Krakatau volcano slips into the sea

Famous Deaths

  • Paddy Ashdown, British MP, leader of Liberal Democrats (1988-1999), dies of bladder cancer at 77
  • Roberto Suazo C√≥rdova, President of Honduras (1982-86), dies at 91