On This Day

What Happened on July 3, 2018

Historical Events

  • Australian cricket batsman Aaron Finch breaks his own T20 International record smashing 172 from 76 balls vs Zimbabwe in Harare, opening stand with D'Arcy Short (223) also a record

Music History

Cardi B becomes first female rapper to get two number one US Billboard hits, with "I Like It" with Bad Bunny and J Balvin

Historic Event

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is arrested on corruption charges, accused of stealing 700 million from state development fund 1MDB

Historic Event

French President Emmanuel Macron visits the New Afrika Shrine nightclub in Lagos during his two-day tour of Nigeria

  • Souad Abderrahim is elected the first female mayor of Tunis, Tunisia

Historic Event

US Justice and Education Departments rescind Obama affirmative action policies in college admissions

  • Worst monsoon rains in decades swamp Lahore, Pakistan, killing 6

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Swift [Ochoa], American singer and songwriter (The Black Keys), dies of complications from hepatitis at 41
  • Robby Müller, Dutch cinematographer (Breaking the Waves, Dead Man, Korczak), dies at 78
  • William "Bill" Watrous, American jazz trombonist, dies at 79
2018 Highlights

About July 3, 2018

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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