On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 2018

Historical Events

Film Premier

"Misson: Impossible - Fallout", directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson, premieres in Paris

  • Chemical plant explosion in Jiangan County, Sichuan Province, China, kills at least 19
  • Republic of Ireland will be the first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies after passing legislation in parliament

Film & TV History

Sandra Oh is the first woman to be nominated for an Emmy award in a leading role for "Killing Eve"

Historic Event

US President Donald Trump arrives in the UK for a four-day visit amid protests

  • World's longest fingernails cut off; Shridhar Chillal's nails measured 909.6cm after growing for 66 years

Famous Deaths

  • Len Chappell, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 1964 NY Knicks; All-American 1962 Wake Forest Uni), dies of stroke & pneumonia at 77
  • Tom Gallagher, American diplomat, gay activist, and 1st Foreign Service officer to publicly come out in 1976, dies at 77
2018 Highlights

About July 12, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Battle of the Boyne (United Kingdom)

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