On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 2019

Day of the Week: Sunday

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actor & Professional Wrestler The Rock
Actor & Professional Wrestler
The Rock

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