On This Day

What Happened on November 7, 2018

Historical Events


Actress Emma Thompson is made a Dame of the British Empire by Prince William at Buckingham Palace, London

Actress Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
  • Ex-marine opens fire at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, shooting 12, including a police officer, and himself
  • For second straight year France wins Six Nations Rugby Championship on points difference from Ireland, with a final round 46-19 win over Scotland at Stade de France, Saint Denis; Ireland again takes Triple Crown

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Donald Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions and appoints Matthew Whitaker in his place as acting Attorney General

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • World's oldest figurative painting of a beast at least 40,000 years old identified in Lubang Jeriji Saléh cave, Indonesian Borneo

Famous Deaths

  • Francis Lai, French film music composer (Love Story), dies at 86
  • Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Irish pianist, composer and educator (University of Limerick), dies at 67
  • Oskar Rabin, Russian painter and dissident during Soviet era, dies at 90
2018 Highlights

About November 7, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 2 years and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Scorpio