Historical Events in 2018 (Part 5)

Events 801 - 1,000 of 1,369

  • Aug 5 Vintage Junkers Ju-52 plane crashes near Flims, Switzerland, killing all 20 on board
  • Aug 6 Boston appoints its first African American Police Commissioner William G. Gross
  • Aug 6 Chicago police appeal for more help after 66 people shot in the city in one weekend

Film & TV History

Aug 6 Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify remove conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from their platforms

  • Aug 6 PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi announces she will be stepping down
  • Aug 6 Saudi Arabia's state airline suspends direct flights to Toronto and expels ambassador after Canada calls for release of detained activists for civil and women's rights
  • Aug 6 South Sudan peace accord signed between South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar in Sudan attempting to end 5 years of civil war

Film Premiere

Aug 7 "Crazy Rich Asians" first Hollywood film with all-Asian cast, starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding and Michelle Yeoh premieres in Los Angeles

  • Aug 7 Australia's population hits 25 million according to Australian Bureau of Statistics

Film & TV History

Aug 7 China bans release of Winnie the Pooh movie "Christopher Robin", after character used to mock Chinese President Xi Jinping

  • Aug 7 CW network announces Ruby Rose cast as lesbian superhero Batwoman
  • Aug 7 Mendocino Fire becomes the largest recorded fire in California's history at 290,600 acres, overtaking 2017 Thomas Fire
  • Aug 7 Swedish furniture brand Ikea opens its first store in India in Hyderabad
  • Aug 8 Academy of Motion Pictures reveals new "Popular Film" category for the Oscars
  • Aug 8 Australia's most populous state New South Wales declared 100% in drought
  • Aug 8 EPL club Chelsea sign Kepa Arrizabalaga from Spain's Athletic Bilbao for £72 million; world-record fee for a goalkeeper

Historic Event

Aug 8 Malaysia charges former prime minister Najib Razak with three counts of money laundering

  • Aug 8 US State Department imposes new sanctions on Russia for nerve attack in Britain
  • Aug 9 Argentina's Senate rejects bill to legalize abortion in first 14 weeks
  • Aug 9 EPL club Tottenham Hotspur fails to bring in one player during the transfer window; first time since FIFA made system compulsory in 2002-03
  • Aug 9 Saudi-led air coalition strikes a school bus in Sada Province, Yemen, killing 43, many of them children
  • Aug 10 Anti-government protests begin in Bucharest, Romania, with over 400 injured in clashes with police
  • Aug 10 Evidence of one million Uighurs being held in "counter-extremism centers" in China presented to UN Committee on Human Rights
  • Aug 10 Landmark case against weed killer Roundup, San Francisco court awards groundsman Dewayne Johnson $289 million against Monsanto for giving him terminal cancer

Historic Event

Aug 10 Omarosa Manigault Newman, former aide to US President Donald Trump, releases taped recordings of her firing from The White House

  • Aug 10 Turkish lira falls dramatically after US President Donald Trump announces tariff increases on Turkish steel and aluminum
  • Aug 10 US ground crew member steals an Alaskan Air plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, flies for over an hour chased by military jets before fatally crashing on Ketron Island

PGA Championship

Aug 12 100th PGA Championship Men's Golf, Bellerive CC: Brooks Koepka becomes only the 5th player to win 2 major titles in a calendar year (US Open 2018) when he beats Tiger Woods by 2 strokes

  • Aug 12 Mali's Presidential run-off election held, eventually won by current President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita with opposition disputing outcome
  • Aug 12 More than 200 Afghan soldiers reported killed after 3 days of attacks by taliban insurgents over multiple fronts including Ghazni city
  • Aug 12 NASA launches the Parker Space Probe, its first mission to the Sun and its outermost atmosphere, the corona
  • Aug 13 Ugandan politician and pop singer Bobi Wine arrested by the Ugandan army at a campaign rally in Arua and later allegedly tortured
  • Aug 14 2.3 million estimated Venezuelans have left crisis-hit Venezuela since 2015 according to the UN
  • Aug 14 Italy's Morandi Bridge collapses in Genoa, taking 30 vehicles with it and killing 43
  • Aug 14 Pennsylvania grand jury alleges 300 "predator priests" abused over 1000 children over 30 years and Catholic leaders covered it, up after 2-year investigation
  • Aug 15 Australian Senator Fraser Anning evokes Nazi euphemism "a final solution to the immigration problem", in proposing outlawing Muslim immigration into Australia in parliament speech
  • Aug 15 Bar-hopping for pintxos (Basque tapas) in San Sebastián, Spain, named world's best food experience in Lonely Planet's Ultimate Eatlist
  • Aug 15 Boat overturns in floods near the Nile in Northern Sudan, leaving 25 dead, most of them school children
  • Aug 15 First ever US execution by fentanyl of Carey Dean Moore at Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln

Historic Event

Aug 15 Italian PM Giuseppe Conte declares a 12-month state of emergency in Liguria after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge

  • Aug 15 Record 72,000 Americans (up 10%) killed by drug overdoses in 2017 in new figures by Centers for Disease Control
  • Aug 15 Suicide bomber attacks tuition centre in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing 48 and injuring 67
  • Aug 15 US President Donald Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA Director and Trump critic John Brennan
  • Aug 16 Brandt Snedeker shoots 10th sub-60 round in PGA history with an 11-under par 59 in the opening round of the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Aug 16 British Columbia, Canada, declares State of Emergency with 566 wildfires burning, prompting evacuation of 3,000 people
  • Aug 16 International Tennis Federation votes to change format of the Davis Cup to a big prize money, season-ending, 18-team tournament at a neutral site; 24 team qualifying tournament to start in February 2019

Historic Event

Aug 16 Pope Francis and the Vatican issues statement in support of the 300 victims of "predator priests" in Pennsylvania

Film & TV History

Aug 16 Scarlett Johansson is the world's best-paid actress of the year earning $40.5 million according to Forbes

  • Aug 16 Unprecedented flooding and landslides in Kerala, India, reported to have killed 106 people with 150,000 homeless
  • Aug 16 World's first floating dairy farm opens in Merwehaven harbour, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with 40 cows milked by robots
  • Aug 18 Archaeologists confirm first-ever cheese found from Ancient Egypt 3,200 years old in tomb of Ptahmes, mayor of Memphis
  • Aug 18 Australian mare Winx wins her Australasian record 26th consecutive race, the renamed Winx Stakes at Royal Randwick in Sydney; 19th Group One win for thoroughbreds

Election of Interest

Aug 18 Imran Khan becomes the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan after gaining the support of independent members after his party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) won the most votes but not a majority in the general election

Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas

Aug 18 Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas confirm their engagement with an engagement party in Mumbai, India

  • Aug 19 Limerick wins All Ireland Hurling Championship for first time in 45 years with a 3-16 to 2-18 win over defending champions Galway at Croke Park, Dublin
  • Aug 19 Monsoon rains finally ease in Kerala State, India, with flooding taking 350 lives with 200,000 in relief camps

Sports History

Aug 19 Novak Đoković beats Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Cincinnati Masters to become the first player to win all 9 Masters 1,000 tennis tournaments since the series started in 1990

Film & TV History

Aug 19 Rudy Giuliani, US President Donald Trump's lawyer claims in interview with NBC Chuck Todd that "truth isn't truth"

  • Aug 19 Two more earthquakes hit Lombok in Indonesia killing 14 two weeks after previous earthquakes
  • Aug 19 Weinstein accuser Asia Argento is alleged to have sexually assaulted a 17-year old in article by "The New York Times"
  • Aug 20 Colorado man Christopher Lee Watts is charged with the murder of his wife and two daughters
  • Aug 20 Measles cases reach record high in Europe with 41,000 infected first six months of 2018 with 37 deaths according to WHO
  • Aug 20 Polish immigrant and former volunteer Nazi guard Jakiw Palij (95) is deported from the US in New York to Germany
  • Aug 20 Pope Francis releases letter to all Catholics condemning sexual abuse atrocities and clerical cover-ups "We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them"
  • Aug 20 Venezuela issues new currency the "Bolivar Soberano" in attempt to stop runaway hyperinflation

Historic Event

Aug 21 Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull calls for and wins a leadership vote 43-35 over Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton

  • Aug 21 Californian Representative Duncan Hunter indicted for using campaign funds for personal expenses including holidays and flight for a pet rabbit
  • Aug 21 Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer, pleads guilty to charges including illegal payment at direction of Trump to women Trump had affairs with
  • Aug 21 Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman, is convicted on eight counts of fraud in a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Aug 21 Water-ice first detected on the Moon by India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft (2008-9) in findings published by scientists
  • Aug 22 Australia's House of Representatives is closed down early because of the Liberal Party leadership battle
  • Aug 22 Discovery of a bone of a 90,000 hybrid human, half Neanderthal, half Denisovan from Anuy River, Siberia published in "Nature"

Film & TV History

Aug 22 Forbes say George Clooney made more money in a single year ($239 million) than any actor ever ($239m), due to sale of alcohol company, followed by Dwayne Johnson ($124m)

  • Aug 22 Longest ever bull market for Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index at 3,453 days (using 19.9 percent decline in 1990 as the start, usually 20%)

Music History

Aug 23 Tenor Plácido Domingo sings his 150th opera role in Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers” at the Salzburg Festival, Austria

  • Aug 24 Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler sends cease-and-desist letter to US President Trump demanding he stop using the band's songs at rallies

Tennis Open

Aug 24 French Open Tennis bans Serena Williams' black Nike catsuit from future tournaments citing 'respect for the game and the place'

  • Aug 24 Scott Morrison becomes Prime Minister of Australia after defeating Peter Dutton in a leadership spill, replacing Malcolm Turnbull
  • Aug 25 Afghan Islamic State leader Abu Saad Erhabi and 10 others killed in an air strike in province of Nangarhar, Afghanistan
  • Aug 26 Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, former US Vatican Ambassador, claims Pope Francis knew of and ignored sex abuse allegations against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick
  • Aug 26 Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop resigns after losing Liberal Party leadership contest

Sports History

Aug 26 Boxing match between YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul ends in a draw in Manchester, England

Film & TV History

Aug 26 Danny Boyle pulls out of directing the next James Bond film due to 'creative differences'

Historic Event

Aug 26 Emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in as President of Zimbabwe

  • Aug 26 Gamer at a Madden NFL 19 gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, loses then returns to shoot two dead and wound nine
  • Aug 26 Moroccan pop singer Saad Lamjarred arrested in Saint-Tropez, France on a rape allegation
  • Aug 26 Pope Francis asks for forgiveness in speech on child abuse in Dublin, during first official visit to Ireland since 1979

Music History

Aug 27 Former Spice Girl Mel B announces she is entering rehab for alcohol and sex addiction following her acrimonious divorce

  • Aug 27 Reigning French Open tennis champion Simona Halep becomes first top-seeded woman to lose in 1st round of the U.S. Open; loses to Kaia Kanepi 6-2, 6-4; first match at newly renovated Louis Armstrong Stadium
  • Aug 27 UN releases report saying Myanmar military leaders should face genocide and crimes against humanity charges for violence against Rohingya

Music History

Aug 28 Aretha Franklin lies in state at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit in a 24 carat coffin

  • Aug 28 Chinese ride-sharing firm Didi Chuxing issues public apology after second Hitch passenger killed within three months
  • Aug 28 Puerto Rico raises official death toll of 2017 Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975
  • Aug 29 Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond resigns from the Scottish National Party amid sexual abuse allegations
  • Aug 29 Germany hands back human remains of Namibian Herero and Nama people murdered during 1904-08 genocide at church service in Berlin

Historic Event

Aug 29 John McCain is only the third person to lie in state at the Arizona state capital rotunda in Phoenix

Historic Event

Aug 29 Russian President Vladimir Putin announces new retirement ages, 60 for women, 65 for men in TV address, amid protests

Contract of Interest

Aug 29 Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers signs NFL record contract extension with the Green Bay Packers; 4 years worth $134m rising to a possible $180m with a record $103m in guarantees

  • Aug 30 Argentina's central bank raises interest rates to 60% in attempt to stabilize the peso

Film Premiere

Aug 30 Film "Roma" directed and written by Alfonso Cuarón, (Best Director 2019 Academy Awards) starring Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira premieres at the Venice Film Festival

Film Premiere

Aug 30 Film "The Favourite" directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, starring Olivia Coleman (Best Actress Academy Awards 2019), Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone premieres at the Venice Film Festival

  • Aug 30 Ugandan pop star MP Bobi Wine re-arrested attempting to leave the country

Film Premiere

Aug 31 "A Star is Born" film remake directed by and starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga premieres at the Venice Film Festival

  • Aug 31 19-year old Indonesian boy rescued after 49 days afloat when his floating fish trap became adrift
  • Sep 1 Aretha Franklin's funeral held in Detroit attended by Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande and Bill Clinton with procession of 140 pink Cadillacs

Music History

Sep 1 Bishop Charles H. Ellis III apologises for groping Ariana Grande during Aretha Franklin's funeral service

Sports History

Sep 1 Finnish Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen qualifies in 1:19.119 during Q3 of the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix at Monza; record for fastest average lap speed in F1 (263.588 kph or 163.786 mph)

  • Sep 1 Memorial service for Senator John McCain at Washington National Cathedral with his daughter Meghan McCain, Barack Obama and George W. Bush speaking
  • Sep 2 About 400 prisoners escape a jail near Tripoli in Libya during militia fighting
  • Sep 2 Major fire at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro destroys most of its 20 million artifacts
  • Sep 3 2018 heatwave made summer hottest ever in England, joint hottest for UK according to UK Meteorological Office
  • Sep 3 Argentine President Mauricio Macri announces new austerity measures, including closing half of all government ministries, in televised address
  • Sep 3 First public caning and conviction of lesbian couple attempting to have sex, by Sharia High Court in Terengganu state, Malaysia
  • Sep 4 400-year old sunken Portuguese spice trade ship discovered near port of Cascais, Portugal
  • Sep 4 Amazon becomes America's second trillion dollar company

The Wizard of Oz

Sep 4 F.B.I. announces it has recovered a pair of Dorothy's ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz", stolen 13 years earlier

  • Sep 4 Italian city Florence bans people eating in the street in its historic center

Sports History

Sep 4 NFL player Colin Kaepernick who kneeled during the US national anthem is the new face of Nike's 30th anniversary advertising campaign

  • Sep 4 Strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years, Jebi hits Tokushima prefecture, swamping Kansai airport and killing at least 11
  • Sep 4 WHO reports more than a quarter of people worldwide (1.4 billion) don't get enough physical exercise to avoid major diseases
  • Sep 5 Anonymous senior White house official opinion piece "I am part of the resistance inside the Trump administration" published by the New York Times

Historic Event

Sep 5 UK Prime Minister Theresa May confirms in parliament two Russian military intelligence officers undertook novichok nerve agent attack, prompts international condemnation

Historic Event

Sep 6 Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is stabbed at a campaign rally in Juiz de Fora, Brazil

  • Sep 6 India's Supreme Court legalizes gay sex, overturning a colonial law
  • Sep 6 New York and New Jersey state attorneys launch investigations into sexual abuse by the Catholic clergy, bring to six the number of states investigating
  • Sep 6 Remains of 166 people, 2 years old, found in mass grave in Veracruz state, Mexico
  • Sep 6 World Surf League announces from 2019 there would be equal prize money for men and women across elite tour events; first US-based global sports league with gender pay parity

Music History

Sep 7 Eminem breaks 36-year UK chart record for consecutive No. 1 albums, jointly held by Abba and Led Zeppelin, with "Kamikaze"

Album Release

Sep 7 Legacy Recordings releases "In the Blue Light", the fourteenth solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon; album consists of new recordings, with altered arrangements, of lesser-known songs from his catalog

Music History

Sep 7 Rappers Cardi B and Nicki Minaj come to physical blows at a New York Fashion event

  • Sep 8 75th Venice International Film Festival: a Netflix film wins the Golden Lion for the first time with "Roma"
  • Sep 8 Archaeologists uncover more than 300 gold coins from late imperial period from theatre in Como, Italy
  • Sep 8 Egypt sentences over 700 people, including 75 death sentences for 2013 pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-in at Rabaa al-Adawiya square

US Open Women's Tennis

Sep 8 US Open Women's Tennis: Naomi Osaka first Japanese female to win a Grand Slam singles final; beats Serena Williams in controversial match 6-2, 6-4

  • Sep 9 Arirang Mass Games begins in North Korea to mark country's 70th anniversary featuring tens of thousands performing
  • Sep 9 CBS chief Les Moonves departs the company after six more women make allegations of sexual abuse in "The New Yorker"
  • Sep 9 Green Bay Packers start 100th season with historic 24-23 comeback win over Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field; first ever Packer recovery from 17+ points deficit at 3/4 time (20-3)
  • Sep 9 Nia Franklin representing New York crowned Miss America 2019, first competition without a swimsuit section
  • Sep 9 Russian police detain over 1000 people amid nationwide protests against pension reform
  • Sep 9 Swedish General Election: no party wins a majority with far-right Sweden Democrats making gains
  • Sep 9 US Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković wins his third US title; beats '09 champion Juan Martín del Potro 6-4, 7-6, 6-3; equals Pete Sampras' 14 Grand Slams
  • Sep 10 Australian newspaper the "Herald Sun" criticised for "racist" cartoon of American tennis star Serena Williams
  • Sep 10 California passes law to commit to carbon-free electricity sources by 2045

Music History

Sep 10 John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice win Emmys for "Jesus Christ Superstar - Live In Concert", making them all EGOT winners, Legend is the first black male winner

  • Sep 10 South Carolina issues mandatory evacuation order affecting one million people ahead of Hurricane Florence

Historic Event

Sep 10 UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres calls for urgent climate change conference saying "climate change moving faster than we are"

Historic Publication

Sep 11 "Fear: Trump in the White House" by Bob Woodward is published by Simon and Schuster

  • Sep 11 American-backed militia begins final push to oust militants from Hajin, Syria, last area under Islamic State control
  • Sep 11 Bus crash in southern Indian state of Telangana kills 53

Film Premiere

Sep 11 Film "Green Book" directed by Peter Farrell and starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali premieres at the Toronto Film Festival (Academy Award Best Picture 2019)

Historic Event

Sep 11 Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan lies in state in Accra, Ghana, ahead of a state funeral

Historic Event

Sep 11 Imprisoned Brazilian Ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva abandons his presidential campaign

  • Sep 11 James Anderson takes his 564th Test wicket to become the most prolific fast bowler in cricket history as England beats India by 118 runs in the 5th Test at The Oval for a 4-1 series victory; Alistair Cook's final Test
  • Sep 11 Russia launches its largest military exercise since 1981 involving 300,000 personal with Chinese troops participating
  • Sep 11 Suicide bombing in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, kills 68 and injures 165
  • Sep 12 European parliament votes to pursue disciplinary action against Hungary for anti-democratic actions, first ever such vote
  • Sep 12 More than 3,600 children reported abused by Catholic priests in Germany (1946-2014) in leaked report
  • Sep 12 Oldest known human drawing discovered, a hashtag-like abstract drawing with red ochre, 73,000 years old, in Blombos Cave, South Africa published in "Nature"
  • Sep 13 Amazon live streams “Thursday Night Football” Cincinnati beats Baltimore 34-23; first all-female broadcast booth in NFL history; Andrea Kremer calls game with Hannah Storm

Historic Event

Sep 13 Islamic extremism by 121 groups caused 84,000 deaths in 2017 according to report by Global Extremist Monitor presented by Tony Blair

  • Sep 13 Nearly 40% (36.6%) of all female suicides occur in India according to report published in "The Lancet"
  • Sep 13 Pope Francis meets with leaders of the American Catholic Church in Rome to discuss sexual abuse

Historic Event

Sep 13 Spanish parliament votes to exhume former dictator Francisco Franco from the Valley of the Fallen

  • Sep 14 Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort pleads guilty to conspiracy charges and agrees to co-operative with Government investigations
  • Sep 14 Hurricane Florence makes landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, as a category 1 hurricane
  • Sep 15 Archaeologists find the oldest-known brewery and remains of 13,000-year-old beer in Haifa cave, Israel, belonging to nomadic Natufian people

Sports History

Sep 15 Russian boxer Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) loses his first pro fight in record 20th title defence as well as undisputed world middleweight crown when outpointed by Mexican Canelo Álvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) in Las Vegas

  • Sep 15 Swimmer killed by shark at Newcomb Hollow Beach, first fatal shark attack in Massachusetts in 80 years
  • Sep 15 Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong), category 5 strength, makes landfall in Cagayan province, Philippines, killing at least 100
  • Sep 16 "Green Book" wins People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival
  • Sep 16 Cycling land speed record broken for men and women by Denise Mueller-Korenek riding 183.932 mph (296.010 km/h) Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
  • Sep 16 Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: At age 40, American Angela Stanford wins her first major title by 1 stroke from Amy Olson, Austin Ernst, Mo Martin & Kim Sei-young
  • Sep 16 First ever performance of comedy "Love's Victory" by Lady Mary Wroth at Penshurst Place, England, 400 years after it was written

NFL Record

Sep 16 Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes sets an NFL record of 10 touchdowns in first 2 weeks of a season, torching Pittsburgh’s secondary with 6 TD passes; leads Chiefs to 42-37 victory on the road

  • Sep 16 Salesforce founder Marc Benioff and wife Lynne Benioff announce purchase of Time magazine for $190 million
  • Sep 16 Scott Dixon of New Zealand finishes second in the IndyCar Grand Prix of Sonoma to wrap up his 5th IndyCar Drivers' title for Chip Ganassi Racing; Honda wins Manufacturers' Cup; Canadian Robert Wickens is Rookie of the Year
  • Sep 16 Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall near Jiangmen City, China, winds 120 miles an hour cause tower blocks in nearby Hong Kong to sway

Historic Event

Sep 16 US Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh accused of sexual assault in the 1980s in "The Washington Post"

  • Sep 17 50 girls treated in hospital in Kaya, Burkina Faso after illegal botched circumcisions
  • Sep 17 Flooding in Nigeria kills over 100 people as Benue and Niger Rivers overflow
  • Sep 17 Hurricane Florence has caused 900 people to be rescued from flooding, death toll at 23, city of Wilmington isolated officials announce
  • Sep 17 Needles purposely hidden in strawberries in Australia prompt government to order an investigation
  • Sep 17 US border control agent confesses to the murder of four women and assault of another in Laredo, Texas

Emmy Awards

Sep 18 70th Emmy Awards: "Games of Thrones". "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", Rachel Brosnahan, Matthew Rhys, Claire Foy, Bill Hader win

  • Sep 18 Amnesty International says 400 civilians have been killed in conflicts between Cameroon soldiers and Anglophone separatists in 2018
  • Sep 18 China announces new $60 billion tariffs on US imports, a day after the US imposes $200 billion worth of new tariffs on Chinese goods
  • Sep 18 South Africa's Constitutional court legalizes cannabis use by adults in private places
  • Sep 19 Korean joint summit in Pyongyang agrees to limit North Korea's weapons programme and to South Korea economic cooperation
  • Sep 20 EU leaders, including Donald Tusk and Emmanuel Macron, criticize Theresa May's Brexit plan at a summit in Salzburg, Austria
  • Sep 20 Overloaded ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, killing at least 207, with one man surviving in air lock for two days
  • Sep 20 Woman shoots seven people, killing three and herself at a Rite Aid distribution center near Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sep 21 American singer-songwriter Paul Simon closes his "Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour" at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, NYC
  • Sep 21 Fossil of Dickinsonia, “the Holy Grail of palaeontology” proven to be oldest known animal fossil, 558 million years old from White Sea, Russia

Farm Aid Concert

Sep 22 Farm Aid held in Hartford, Connecticut; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and Margo Price [1]

  • Sep 22 Four gunmen open fire on Revolutionary Guard soldiers at a parade in Ahvaz, Iran, killing 25 including civilians

Appointment of Interest

Sep 22 Singer Rihanna is appointed as an ambassador for Barbados

Sports History

Sep 23 39 year old New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws 17 yard pass to Michael Thomas to become NFL career pass leader, breaking Brett Favre's record of 6,300 completions; Saints beat Falcons 43-37

Historic Event

Sep 23 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches "Modicare", free heathcare for 500 million, world's biggest healthcare program

  • Sep 23 Japan's space agency is the first to place two robotic explorers on an asteroid - Ryugu, from its Hayabusa-2 spacecraft
  • Sep 23 Laver Cup Men's Tennis, Chicago: Alexander Zverev beats Kevin Anderson 6-7, 7-5, 10-7 to complete a 13-8 win for Team Europe over Team World