On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 2018

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

British Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns in a stand against Theresa May's new softer Brexit policy

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • Eritrea and Ethiopia announce re-establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries after almost 20 years in Asmara, Eritrea
  • Four boys are the first to be rescued after 16 days, from Tham Luang cave, Thailand, by Thai and international rescue team
  • South Korean golfer Sei Young Ki breaks LPGA 72-hole scoring record with 31 under-par 257, also first to better -30, in winning Thornberry Creek Classic

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Johnson, American screen and stage choreographer (The Producers - "Springtime for Hitler"; Legs Diamond; 3 Emmy Awards), director (To Be Or Not To Be), and dancer (West Side Story),, dies at 81
  • Oliver Knussen, British composer (Where the Wild Things Are, Chicara), dies at 66
  • Tab Hunter [Arthur Andrew Kelm], American actor (Tab Hunter Show, Lust in the Dust) and singer ("Young Love"), dies of complications of deep vein thrombosis at 86
2018 Highlights

About July 8, 2018

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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