What Happened on July 12, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Actor Tom Cruise
Actor
Tom Cruise
Actor and Comedian Simon Pegg
Actor and Comedian
Simon Pegg
  • 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
  • Sandra Oh is the first woman to be nominated for an Emmy award in a leading role for "Killing Eve"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • World's longest fingernails cut off; Shridhar Chillal's nails measured 909.6cm after growing for 66 years

Famous Deaths

  • Len Chappell, American NBA forward (All Star 1964), 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