On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 2018

Historical Events

  • Canada's retaliatory tariffs against the US's steel tariffs take effect, 25% on some steel, 10% on 250 other goods
  • Colombia's Chiribiquete National Park declared a world heritage site by the UN
  • French gangster Redoine Faid escapes the Sud-Francilien prison in Réau, France by helicopter
  • Mexician General election: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador elected President of Mexico
  • Nationwide protests over Trump administration immigration policies in the US

Agreement of Interest

NBA super star LeBron James agrees to a 4-year $154m deal with the LA Lakers, moving from Cleveland Cavaliers

  • PGA Women's Championship, Kemper Lakes GC: Park Sung-hyun of South Korea wins in a playoff with Nasa Hataoka & Ryu So-yeon
  • Suicide bombing targeting Sikh community kills at least 19 people in Jalalabad, Afghanistan
  • US Senior Open Men's Golf, Broadmoor GC: David Toms wins by 1 stroke from Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Jerry Kelly and Tim Petrovic

Famous Deaths

  • Dame Gillian Lynne [Pyrke], British dancer, choreographer and actress, known for Broadway work on "Cats" and "The Phantom of the Opera," dies at 92
2018 Highlights

About July 1, 2018

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Canada Day (Canada)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer