On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 2018

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is elected the new leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union party, replacing Angela Merkel

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • Brazilian spiritual healer João Teixeira de Faria accussed of sexual abuse by four women, over 200 more come forward in next week

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Comedian Kevin Hart steps down as 2019 Oscars host after his history of homophobic statements is revealed

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Court filings by US federal prosecutors and Special Counsel Robert Mueller against Michael Cohen appear to implicate President Donald Trump on campaign fraud and Russian dealings

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Former Italy national football coach Cesare Prandelli is appointed manager of Serie A club Genoa CFC replacing Ivan Juric; first time in history all 20 Serie A managers are all Italian

Famous Deaths

  • Belisario Betancur, Colombian politician, President of Colombia (1982-86), dies at 95