August 2018 calendar

August 2018

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 2018.
The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 2018: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 2018?


  • 01 Aug 2018 After workers strike over ticketing changes, the Eiffel Tower in Paris is shut down.
  • 02 Aug 2018 Saudi Arabian-led intervention, Battle of Al Hudaydah in Yemen: At least 20 people were killed in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition in Al Hudaydah (Yemen). Saudi Arabia's spokesperson denied that its jets were present in the area, but blamed rebels.
  • 03 Aug 2018 War in Afghanistan (2001-present: A suicide bomber attacked a Shi'ite mosque, Gardez, Afghanistan. At least 29 people were killed and at least 40 more were injured. The attack is not under immediate investigation.
  • 04 Aug 2018 Drone explosions in Caracas: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro survived an assassination attempt using drones while he was speaking at a military event held in Caracas. Eight people are hurt.
  • 05 Aug 2018 Three Czech soldiers are killed by a Taliban suicide bomber in Afghanistan during the War in Afghanistan (2001 to present). The bombing also leaves two U.S. soldiers and two Afghan soldiers with serious injuries.
  • 06 Aug 2018 2018 European heatwave: Nine people are killed in a heat wave that hit Spain. (Publico: Seven people are killed by a heat wave in Genoa.
  • 07 Aug 2018 Drone explosions in Caracas, Colombia-Venezuela relations. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claims that he has "hard proof" that the Colombian government attempted to assassinate him on Saturday. He will release the evidence later in the day.
  • 08 Aug 2018 Academy Awards: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces changes to the Oscars. This includes a shorter ceremony and a category called "Most Popular Film".
  • 09 Aug 2018 Yemeni Civil War (2015): More than 60 people are injured and 43 are killed by an airstrike in which the Saudi-led coalition attacked a bus that was parked at a Dahyan market. The coalition called the strike a "legitimate war action" against Houthis and accused them of using children as human shields.
  • 10 Aug 2018 Ghazni offensive, War in Afghanistan: The Taliban launch a large-scale military offensive in an attempt to take over Ghazni in the southeastern part of Afghanistan. This is a provincial capital located on the Kabul–Kandahar Highway. They take over a portion of the city.
  • 11 Aug 2018 Ghazni offensive, War in Afghanistan: Fighting continues around Ghazni.
  • 12 Aug 2018 August 2018 Lombok earthquake: Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesperson for BNPB, confirmed that 436 people have died in the earthquake in Lombok.
  • 13 Aug 2018 In Afghanistan, war: More than 100 Afghan soldiers, police officers, 13 civilians, and hundreds of Taliban are killed in the ongoing offensive in Ghazni. (BBC). The Taliban seize Camp Chenaya in Afghanistan, an Afghan Army base located in Ghormach District of Faryab Province.
  • 14 Aug 2018 Norma Azucena Rodriguez Zamora is kidnapped in Hidalgo by gunmen.
  • 15 Aug 2018 War in Afghanistan: A suicide bomber attack on a Kabul education center left at least 48 people dead, mostly students. The Taliban denies any involvement. (BBC). Two units of Afghan security forces were attacked by the Taliban in Baghlan-e-Markazi District of Baghlan Province. The attack resulted in the deaths of at least 39 soldiers as well as police officers.
  • 16 Aug 2018 2018 Washington Veterans Day Parade: President Donald Trump's planned military parade on November 10, 2018, has been postponed by the United States Department of Defense until 2019. Estimates for the parade's costs have increased from $12 million up to $92 million.
  • 17 Aug 2018 2018 Gaza border protests: Near the Israel-Gaza barrier, around 20,000 Palestinians demonstrate. According to medical sources, two Israeli Defense Forces personnel were killed and at least 270 more wounded by the force. 50 of these victims were shot with live ammunition.
  • 18 Aug 2018 Russian President Vladimir Putin attends Karin Kneissl, Austria's foreign minister (FPO), and Wolfgang Malinger, a businessman.
  • 19 Aug 2018 2018 Earthquakes: A magnitude 8.2 deep-focus earthquake (the strongest ever recorded in 2018) struck the South Pacific Ocean, near Fiji. There is no immediate tsunami threat.
  • 20 Aug 2018 Terrorism in Europe. A man storms into a Mossos-d'Esquadra station carrying a knife and is shot by an officer. The incident is being treated as an attempt to terrorist attack by police.
  • 21 Aug 2018 Afghanistan War: Mortars fired on Kabul's diplomatic quarter during President Ashraf Ghani's speech. Police say that the attackers have been killed and four others are injured after hours of fighting.
  • 22 Aug 2018 According to senior industry sources, the previously announced initial public offer of Saudi Aramco was canceled.
  • 23 Aug 2018 China-United States trade dispute: The United States imposes 25% tariffs on $16 billion in Chinese goods. China responds immediately with its own equivalent tariffs
  • 24 Aug 2018 Spanish government approves a decree amending the Historical Memory Law that allows the government to exhume Francisco Franco’s remains from Valle de los Caidos.
  • 25 Aug 2018 California auction sells a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO for $48.4 Million. This makes it the most expensive car ever to be sold at auction.
  • 26 Aug 2018 Afghanistan War: Afghan authorities claim that the Afghan and foreign forces killed ISIL/K's head and ten other militant members in a joint ground-air operation on Saturday night.
  • 27 Aug 2018 United States free trade agreements, Mexico-United States relations. The United States and Mexico agree on key terms in the North American Free Trade Agreement. Canada has not yet signed the agreement.
  • 28 Aug 2018 Two people were killed and 35 injured when a suspected improvised explosive device was planted by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters detonated at a festival in Isulan Sultan Kudarat, Philippines.
  • 29 Aug 2018 Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia is struck by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake.
  • 30 Aug 2018 Economy of Argentina: Argentina raises its interest rate to 60% as its currency plummets.
  • 31 Aug 2018 War in Donbass - Alexander Zakharchenko (leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic), is killed in an explosion at a cafe near Donetsk.
  • 03 Aug 2018 Two burka-clad men kill 29 people and injure more than 80 in a suicide attack on a Shia mosque in eastern Afghanistan.


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 2018?

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

Pieces of Her


Andrea learns from Laura that Laura's mother has a secret past

The Other Woman by Daniel Silva

The Other Woman


After his Russian asset has been murdered, Gabriel Allon must find a traitor.

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects


Camille Preaker, a journalist covering the murders of two teenage girls in her hometown, is haunted by her troubled past

The President Is Missing by James Patterson, Bill Clinton

The President Is Missing


Cyberterrorist threats grip the nation and make the U.S. president vanish

Paradox by Catherine Coulter



Sherlock and Savich investigate a murder that took place after bones were found in a lake