On This Day

What Happened on July 22, 2018

Historical Events

  • British Open Men's Golf, Carnoustie: Francesco Molinari holds off a pack of players including favourites Rory McIlroy & Justin Rose to win by 2; first Italian to win a major title
  • Heatwave in Japan kills 11 in one day
  • Israeli military and allies evacuate over 400 White Helmet Syrian rescue workers from its border with Syria to Jordan
  • Lone gunman shooting kills 3 including gunman and injures 13 in Toronto, Canada
  • Seattle basketball guard Sue Bird plays record 500th WNBA game as Storm go down 87-74 to the Atlanta Dream; finishes career on 508 games for Seattle
  • TV show "Supergirl" announces casting of first live-action transgender superhero, by transgender actor Nicole Maines as Nia Nal

Historic Event

US President Donald Trump threatens Iran in an all-caps tweet of "consequences" in response to speech by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani


Famous Deaths

  • Rene Portland, American college basketball coach (Penn State 1980-2007), dies of cancer at 65
  • Tony Sparano, American NFL coach (Miami Dolphins 2008-11), dies of a heart attack at 56
2018 Highlights

About July 22, 2018

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 4 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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