What Happened on January 15, 2018

Historical Events

  • Fashion photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber are suspended from magazines including Vogue, after allegations of sexual harassment in "The New York Times"
  • Operation in El Junquito, Venezuela, to capture terrorist group including Oscar Pérez, accused of mounting a coup, ends in 4 deaths

Papal Visit

Pope Francis arrives in Chile for a three-day visit amid child sexual abuse claims against church clergy

  • Protests against the current government turn violent in Tunis, Tunisia marking the seventh anniversary of the revolution
  • Romanian Social Democrat (PSD) Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigns after 7 months in office

Sports History

US Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Simone Biles says she is one of more than 130 women sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar

2018 History

Famous Deaths

  • Cyrille Regis, English former footballer, dies of a heart attack at 59

Dolores O’Riordan (1971-2018)

Irish musician and singer-songwriter (The Cranberries - "Zombie"; ,"Linger"), drowns in the bath at 46

  • Edwin Hawkins, American gospel musician, choir master and composer ("Oh Happy Day"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 74
  • Joe Frank [Joseph Langermann], American radio personality (KCRW), dies of cancer at 79
  • Mathilde Krim, American medical researcher and founding chairman of amfAR (Foundation for AIDS Research), dies at 91
  • Peter Wyngarde [Cyril Goldbert], British actor (Department S and Jason King), dies at 90

About January 15, 2018

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (United States)

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