On This Day

What Happened on November 26, 2018

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Australian surfer Stephanie Gilmore is handed her record equalling 7th world title as American contender Lakey Peterson is a shock 2nd round elimination at the season-ending Maui Pro in Hawaii
  • Chinese scientist He Jiankui claims to have made the first genetically edited baby
  • DC superhero film "Aquaman" directed by James Wan starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard premieres in London
  • First multidrug randomized control trial to treat Ebola started in Democratic Republic of Congo announced by the WHO
  • General Motors announces it will close five factories in North America, cutting 14,000 jobs
  • NASA's InSight mission lands on Mars after a 7 month voyage
  • Third of a species begin dying (23,000) over a two day period, the spectacled flying foxes , unable to survive heatwave of 42 degrees in northern Queensland, Australia
  • Ukraine declares martial law in areas bordering Russia after Russia seizes three of its naval vessels

Famous Deaths


Person of interestBernardo Bertolucci

Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director (Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor), dies of lung cancer at 77

Director and Screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci
Director and Screenwriter
Bernardo Bertolucci