On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 2019

Historical Events

  • 1.7 million take part in pro-democracy protest peacefully in Hong Kong, a quarter of the population
  • Iceland holds a funeral for the first glacier lost to climate change at site of Okj√∂kull glacier

Historic Event

US President Donald Trump confirms he is interested in buying Greenland for the US

Famous Weddings

Dwayne Johnson

Actor The Rock [Dwayne Johnson] marries Lauren Hashian in Hawaii

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Whitaker, American sportscaster (ABC, CBS), dies of natural causes at 95
  • Kathleen Blanco, American politician, 1st female Governor of Louisiana (2004-08), dies from cancer at 76
2019 Highlights

About August 18, 2019

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo