What Happened on January 1, 2018

Historical Events

  • 16-time world darts champion Phil Taylor loses, 7-2 to fellow Englishman Rob Cross in the final of his last World Championship in London
  • California becomes largest US state to legalise cannabis for recreational use
  • Initiative of 300 Hollywood women called "Time's Up" announced to fight sexual harassment

Iranian Protests

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says recent unrest "is nothing" after 30 people killed in 5 days of anti government demonstrations

  • Japanese actress and former porn star Sora Aoi announces her engagement
  • World Darts Championship: Retiring 16-time title holder Phil Taylor loses 7-2 to fellow Englishman Rob Cross in the Final at the Alexandra Palace, London.
2018 History

Famous Deaths

  • John V Tunney, American politician (Rep/Sen-D-California), dies of prostate cancer at 83
  • Robert Mann, American composer & violinist (String Quartet 1952), dies at 97

About January 1, 2018

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 5 years and 5 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

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