John Sidney McCain III (August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018) was an American politician and naval officer who served as a United States Senator from Arizona from 1987 until his death. He previously served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama.
Sir Donald George Bradman, AC (27 August 1908 – 25 February 2001), often referred to as "The Don", was an Australian international cricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time. Bradman's career Test batting average of 99. 94 has been cited as the greatest achievement by any sportsman in any major sport.
Louis William Tomlinson (; born Louis Troy Austin; 24 December 1991) is an English singer-songwriter and talent show judge. He is known as a member of the boy band One Direction. Tomlinson began his career as an actor, appearing in ITV drama film If I Had You and the BBC drama Waterloo Road.
The 2018 Asian Games (Indonesian: Pesta Olahraga Asia 2018), officially known as the 18th Asian Games and also known as Jakarta-Palembang 2018, is a pan-Asian multi-sport event being held from 18 August to 2 September 2018 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.
The 2018 Asian Games, officially known as the XVIII Asiad, is the largest sporting event in Asia governed by Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). It is holding at Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia between 18 August – 2 September 2018, with 462 events in 40 sports and disciplines set to feature in the Games.
Marvin Neil Simon (July 4, 1927 – August 26, 2018) was an American playwright, screenwriter and author. He wrote more than 30 plays and nearly the same number of movie screenplays, mostly adaptations of his plays. He received more combined Oscar and Tony nominations than any other writer.
Cindy Lou Hensley McCain (born May 20, 1954) is an American businesswoman, philanthropist and humanitarian. She is the widow of United States Senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain from Arizona. She was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, as the daughter of wealthy beer distributor Jim Hensley.
Crazy Rich Asians is a 2018 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Jon M. Chu from a screenplay by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim, based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Kevin Kwan.
India is currently competing at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, from 18th August to 2nd September. Neeraj Chopra was the flag bearer for the opening ceremony. India secured a bronze medal in the men's team regu event which was the country's first medal in sepak takraw since the debut of the sport in the 1990 Asian Games.
Carol Shepp McCain (born February 19, 1938) is a former political aide and event planner who was director of the White House Visitors Office during the Reagan administration. She was the first wife of former United States Senator and two-time presidential candidate John McCain.
Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic ( YANG-kə-vik; born October 23, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, film/record producer, satirist, and author.
Exo (Korean: 엑소; stylized as EXO) is a South Korean–Chinese boy band based in Seoul with nine members: Suho, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, Sehun, Xiumin, Lay and Chen. The band was formed by SM Entertainment in 2011 and debuted in 2012. Their music utilizes genres including pop, hip hop and R&B, alongside electronic dance music genres including house, trap and synth-pop.
Sharp Objects is an American psychological thriller television limited series based on Gillian Flynn's debut novel of the same name that premiered on July 8, 2018, on HBO. Created by Marti Noxon and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, the series stars Amy Adams as Camille Preaker, an emotionally troubled reporter who returns to her hometown to cover the murders of two young girls.
The following notable deaths occurred in 2018. Names are reported under the date of death, in alphabetical order by surname or pseudonym. A typical entry reports information in the following sequence: Name, age, country of citizenship at birth, subsequent nationality (if applicable), what subject was noted for, cause of death (if known), and reference.
Meghan Marguerite McCain (born October 23, 1984) is an American columnist, author, former Fox News contributor, and current co-host of The View. McCain is the daughter of 2008 presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator John McCain and Cindy McCain.
Khun Sa (Burmese: ခွန်ဆာ, pronounced [kʰʊ̀ɴ sʰà]; 17 February 1934 – 26 October 2007), was a Shan warlord. Before he assumed the name "Khun Sa" in 1976, he was known primarily by his Chinese name, Zhang Qifu (張奇夫). He was born in Hpa Hpeung village, in the Loi Maw ward of Mongyai, Northern Shan State, Burma.
Sharp Objects is the 2006 debut novel by American author Gillian Flynn. The book was first published through Shaye Areheart Books on September 26, 2006, and has subsequently been re-printed through Broadway Books. The novel follows Camille Preaker, a newspaper journalist who must return to her hometown to report on a series of brutal murders.
Noah Gregory Centineo (born May 9, 1996) is an American actor. He is known for his roles in the television series The Fosters, the television film How to Build a Better Boy, and Netflix's To All the Boys I've Loved Before.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a 2018 American teen romance film directed by Susan Johnson, based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Jenny Han. The film stars Lana Condor, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, Noah Centineo, Israel Broussard, and John Corbett. It was released by Netflix on August 17, 2018.
Darth Vader (birth name Anakin Skywalker) is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. He appears in the original trilogy as a main and pivotal antagonist serving the Galactic Empire, while his past as Anakin Skywalker and the story of his corruption are the focus of the prequel trilogy. The character was created by George Lucas and has been portrayed by numerous actors.
Richard Madden (born 18 June 1986) is a Scottish actor. He gained recognition for playing Robb Stark in the first three seasons of the fantasy television HBO series Game of Thrones and Prince Kit in the Disney romantic fantasy film Cinderella (2015).
Lucas Rodrigues Moura da Silva (born 13 August 1992), known as Lucas or Lucas Moura, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a right winger for English club Tottenham Hotspur and the Brazil national team.
Football at the 2018 Asian Games is being held from 14 August to 1 September 2018 in Indonesia. In addition to the host city, Palembang, matches will be played in Bekasi, Cibinong, Cikarang, and Soreang. The former world's largest stadium, Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta will not host the football events. The stadium will host the ceremonies and the Athletics.
Lana Therese Condor (born May 11, 1997) is an American actress and dancer. She made her debut as Jubilation Lee / Jubilee in the 2016 superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse and had her first lead role as Lara Jean Covey in the 2018 film adaptation of To All the Boys I've Loved Before.
The following is a list of notable stand-up comedians by nationality.
This is a list of stand-up comedians from the United States.
This is a list of notable stand-up comedians from Australia.
This is a list of notable stand-up comedians from Canada.
The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial (French: Cimetière américain de Colleville-sur-Mer) is a World War II cemetery and memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, that honors American troops who died in Europe during World War II.
The PlayStation Controller is the first gamepad released by Sony Computer Entertainment for its PlayStation video game console. The original version (model SCPH-1010) was released alongside the PlayStation on December 3, 1994.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a 2014 young adult romance novel by American author Jenny Han, first published by Simon & Schuster and released on April 15, 2014. Han was inspired to write the book based on her own habit of writing long letters to boys she had crushes on as a teenager.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup was the 21st FIFA World Cup, an international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA once every four years. It took place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. It was the first World Cup to be held in Eastern Europe, and the 11th time that it had been held in Europe.
Bodyguard is a British television drama series, created and written by Jed Mercurio and produced by World Productions for the BBC. The six-part series stars Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes. ITV Studios Global Entertainment handle international distribution for the series. The first episode broadcast on BBC One from 26 August 2018.
On 29 July 1967, a fire broke out on board the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal. An electrical anomaly caused a Zuni rocket on a McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom to fire, striking an external fuel tank of a A-4 Skyhawk. The flammable jet fuel spilled across the flight deck, ignited, and triggered a chain-reaction of explosions that killed 134 sailors and injured 161.
John Sidney "Jack" McCain Jr (January 17, 1911 – March 22, 1981) was a United States Navy admiral, who served in conflicts from the 1940s through the 1970s, including as the Commander, United States Pacific Command. McCain grew up in Washington, D.C., and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1931, after which he entered the submarine service.
The men's football tournament at the 2018 Asian Games is held from 10 August to 1 September 2018. It is the 17th edition of the men's tournament. In this tournament, 25 teams played in the men's competition.
Henry Ewan Golding (born February 5, 1987) is a Malaysian actor, model and television host. He has been a presenter on BBC's The Travel Show since 2014. He is best known for his roles as Nicholas Young in Crazy Rich Asians and Sean Townsend in A Simple Favor.
Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music.
Michael Jerome Oher (; né Williams Jr.; born May 28, 1986) is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Mississippi, and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Tennessee Titans and Carolina Panthers.
Constance Tianming Wu (born March 22, 1982) is an American Hollywood actress. She is best known for her roles as Jessica Huang in the ABC comedy series Fresh Off the Boat (2015–present), and Rachel Chu in the 2018 film Crazy Rich Asians. In 2017, Wu was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.
Keeley Clare Julia Hawes (born 10 February 1976) is an English actress. She is best known for playing Alex Drake on the British television series Ashes to Ashes and for voicing Lara Croft in several Tomb Raider video games.
Gemma Chan (born 29 November 1982) is a British film, television, and theatre actress and former fashion model. She portrays Charlotte in season four of the Showtime and ITV2 series Secret Diary of a Call Girl; Ruth in Channel 4's Fresh Meat; Mia Bennett in the BBC's Doctor Who "The Waters of Mars" and Soo Lin in Sherlock.
Emanuel David Ginóbili (born 28 July 1977) is an Argentine retired professional basketball player. A four-time NBA champion, Ginóbili was a member of the Spurs' 'Big Three' with Tim Duncan and Tony Parker from his debut in the NBA in 2002, to Duncan's retirement in 2016.
Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2012's The Avengers and 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the nineteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
A mass shooting occurred at a video game tournament in Jacksonville Landing, Jacksonville, Florida, on August 26, 2018, at about 1:30 pm (EDT). A lone gunman, David Katz, shot and killed two people and injured another ten before committing suicide. The event has also been referred to as the Jacksonville shooting.
Tracy Lauren Marrow (born February 16, 1958), better known by his stage name Ice-T, is an American musician, rapper, songwriter, actor, record producer, record executive, and author.
Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current President of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in the New York City borough of Queens, and received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Nora Lum, known by the stage name Awkwafina, is an American rapper, actress, and television personality.
The early life and military career of John Sidney McCain III spans the first forty-five years of his life (1936–1981). McCain's father and grandfather were admirals in the United States Navy. McCain was born on August 29, 1936, in the Panama Canal Zone, and attended many schools growing up as his family moved among naval facilities.
Adrian Chiles (born 21 March 1967) is a British television and radio presenter, currently working for BBC Radio 5 Live. Previously, Chiles co-presented both The One Show (2007–2010) and Daybreak (2010–2011) with Christine Lampard. He was also the chief presenter for football coverage on ITV Sport from 2010 until 2015.
The Keating Five were five United States Senators accused of corruption in 1989, igniting a major political scandal as part of the larger savings and loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s.
In late July 2018, severe flooding affected the south Indian state of Kerala due to unusually high rainfall during the monsoon season. It was the worst flooding in Kerala in nearly a century. Over 322 people died, 15 are missing within a fortnight, while at least a million people were evacuated, mainly from Chengannur, Pandanad, Aranmula, Aluva, Chalakudy, Kuttanad and Pandalam.
Hereditary is a 2018 American horror film written and directed by Ari Aster, in his feature directorial debut. It stars Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd, and Gabriel Byrne, and follows a family haunted after the death of their secretive grandmother.
Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar (born October 11, 1992), known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper. Born and raised in The Bronx, New York City, she first attracted attention for discussing her career as a stripper on social media; coupled with her "no filter attitude", she became an Internet celebrity through Instagram.
Crazy Rich Asians is a 2013 novel by Kevin Kwan. Kwan stated that his intention in writing the novel was to "introduce a contemporary Asia to a North American audience". He claimed the novel was loosely based on his own childhood in Singapore. The novel became a bestseller and was followed by two sequels, China Rich Girlfriend in 2015 and Rich People Problems in 2017.
Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming role-playing video game developed and published by CD Projekt, releasing for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Adapted from the tabletop game Cyberpunk 2020, it is set fifty-seven years later in dystopian Night City, California, an open world with six distinct regions.
Apple's Macintosh computer supports a wide variety of fonts. This support was one of the features that initially distinguished it from other systems.
Raksha Bandhan, also Rakshabandhan, or simply Rakhi, is a Hindu festival centred around the tying of a thread or ornamental bracelet on the right wrist as a form of bond and ritual protection between brother and sister. It's celebrated on the full moon day in the lunar month of Shravana. The day signifies the mutual bond of love between siblings.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films are an American series of superhero films, based on characters that appear in publications by Marvel Comics. The films have been in production since 2007, and in that time Marvel Studios has produced 20 films, with 12 more in various stages of production. It is the highest-grossing film franchise of all time, having grossed over $17.
Rita Moreno (born December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican actress, dancer and singer. Her career has spanned over 70 years; among her notable acting work are supporting roles in the musical films The King and I and West Side Story, as well as a 1971–77 stint on the children's television series The Electric Company, and a supporting role on the 1997–2003 TV drama Oz.
Half-mast or half-staff refers to a flag flying below the summit on a pole. In many countries this is seen as a symbol of respect, mourning, distress, or, in some cases, a salute. Strictly speaking, flags are said to be half-mast if flown from ships and half-staff if on land, although not all regional variations of English use "half-staff".
Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson (born August 26, 1918) is a mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. manned spaceflights.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3. 8 million square miles (9.
"Volcano" is the second episode of the American animated television series South Park. It originally aired on Comedy Central in the United States on August 20, 1997. In the episode, Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny go on a hunting trip with Stan's uncle Jimbo and his war buddy Ned.
Meteor Garden (Chinese: 流星花園; pinyin: Liúxīng Huāyuán) is a 2018 Chinese television series starring Shen Yue, Dylan Wang, Darren Chen, Connor Leong, and Caesar Wu. It is based on the first Meteor Garden series and the Japanese shōjo manga series Boys Over Flowers (花より男子, Hana Yori Dango) written by Yoko Kamio. The series is produced by Angie Chai and directed by Lin Helong.
The Asian Games, also known as Asiad, is a continental multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. The Games were regulated by the Asian Games Federation (AGF) from the first Games in New Delhi, India, until the 1978 Games. Since the 1982 Games they have been organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), after the breakup of the Asian Games Federation.
Robert Matthew Van Winkle (born October 31, 1967), known professionally as Vanilla Ice, is an American rapper, actor, and television host.
John Sidney "Slew" McCain (August 9, 1884 – September 6, 1945) was a U.S. Navy admiral. He held several command assignments during the Pacific campaign of World War II. McCain was a pioneer of aircraft carrier operations.
Badminton at the 2018 Asian Games is held at Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia from 19 to 28 August. The badminton programme in 2018 included men's and women's singles competitions; men's, women's and mixed doubles competitions alongside with men's and women's team events.
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death.
This is a list of Bollywood films that have been released or are to be released in 2018.
Ghoul is an Indian horror web television miniseries based on the Arab folklore monster ghoul, and the second Netflix original from India.
Lorcaserin, currently marketed under the trade name Belviq and previously Lorqess during development, is a weight-loss drug developed by Arena Pharmaceuticals. It reduces appetite by activating a type of serotonin receptor known as the 5-HT2C receptor in a region of the brain called the hypothalamus, which is known to control appetite.
Christopher Comstock (born May 19, 1992), known professionally as Marshmello, is an American electronic dance music producer and DJ. He first gained international recognition by remixing songs by Jack Ü and Zedd, and later collaborated with artists including Omar LinX, Slushii, Jauz, Ookay, Khalid, Selena Gomez, Anne-Marie, Lil Peep, Logic, and Bastille.
Eric Thomas Decker (born March 15, 1987) is a former American football wide receiver. He played in 8 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Denver Broncos, New York Jets and Tennessee Titans.
Pete Davidson (born November 16, 1993) is an American comedian and actor. He is a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Davidson has also appeared on the MTV shows Guy Code, Wild 'n Out, and Failosophy.
True Detective is an American anthology crime drama television series created and written by Nic Pizzolatto. The series, broadcast by the premium cable network HBO in the United States, premiered on January 12, 2014. Each season of the series is structured as a disparate, self-contained narrative, employing new cast ensembles and following various sets of characters and settings.
Ariana Grande-Butera (; born June 26, 1993) is an American singer and actress. She began her career in 2008 in the Broadway musical 13, before playing the role of Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious (2010–2013) and in the spinoff Sam & Cat (2013–2014). She has also appeared in other theatre and television roles and has lent her voice to animated television and films.
This list of most viewed online videos in the first 24 hours contains the top 20 online videos that received the most views within 24 hours of release across the world. This list excludes trailers, which are featured on the list of most viewed online trailers in the first 24 hours.
Deadpool 2 is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Deadpool, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the eleventh installment in the X-Men film series, and a direct sequel to the 2016 film Deadpool.
Darlie Lynn Peck Routier (born January 4, 1970) is an American woman from Rowlett, Texas who was convicted of murdering her five-year-old son Damon in 1996. She was never charged with the murder of her other son, six-year-old Devon. Both boys were stabbed to death with a large kitchen knife.
Nicholas Jerry Jonas (born September 16, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Jonas began acting in theater at the age of seven, and released his debut single in 2002. He released his eponymous debut album in 2004 to little success, though it did catch the attention of Columbia Records.
Melanie Janine Brown (born 29 May 1975), also known as Mel B or Melanie B, is an English singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality. Brown rose to prominence in the 1990s as a member of the girl group Spice Girls, in which she was nicknamed Scary Spice. With over 85 million records sold worldwide, the group became the best-selling female group of all time.
The Innocents (stylised as The Innøcents) is a British supernatural television series created by Hania Elkington and Simon Duric. The series premiered on August 24, 2018 on Netflix.
Scott John Morrison (born 13 May 1968) is an Australian politician serving as the 30th and current Prime Minister of Australia and Leader of the Liberal Party since 24 August 2018. He has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2007, representing the Division of Cook in New South Wales. Morrison was born in Sydney and studied economic geography at the University of New South Wales.
Disenchantment is an American adult animated fantasy sitcom created by Matt Groening. The series is Groening's first production for Netflix; he previously created The Simpsons and Futurama for 20th Century Fox Television. Twenty episodes of the series have been ordered by Netflix, with the first ten episodes being released on August 17, 2018.
Satyameva Jayate (transl. Truth alone triumphs; Hindi pronunciation: [sət̪jəmeːʋə dʒəjət̪eː]) is a 2018 Indian vigilante action film directed by Milap Milan Zaveri. The film features John Abraham, Manoj Bajpayee and Aisha Sharma in lead roles.
José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix, GOIH (born 26 January 1963), known as José Mourinho (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛ moˈɾiɲu]), is a Portuguese football manager and former football player. He is the manager of Premier League club Manchester United. He is regarded by a number of players, coaches, and commentators as one of the greatest and most successful managers in the world.
2018 in film is an overview of events, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies, festivals, and a list of films released and notable deaths.
The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its territories per the United States Constitution since 1792. For most practical purposes, it is divided into 100 smaller cent (¢) units, but is occasionally divided into 1000 mills (₥) for accounting purposes.
The Meg is a 2018 science fiction thriller film directed by Jon Turteltaub with a screenplay by Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, and Erich Hoeber, loosely based on the 1997 book Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten.
Neeraj Chopra (born 24 December 1997) is an Indian track and field athlete, competes in the javelin throw. He represented India at 2018 Asian Games where he won the gold medal setting national record of 88. 06 m and at the 2018 Commonwealth Games where too, he clinched the gold medal. He was the 2016 IAAF World U20 Champion and holds world junior record setting 86. 48 m at the U20 championships.
India (IAST: Bhārat), also called the Republic of India (IAST: Bhārat Gaṇarājya), is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1. 2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast.
Royal Dutch Shell plc (LSE: RDSA, RDSB), commonly known as Shell, is a British–Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom. It is one of the six oil and gas "supermajors" and the sixth-largest company in the world measured by 2016 revenues (and the largest based in Europe).
Logan Alexander Paul (born April 1, 1995) is an American actor and internet celebrity. Paul first gained fame through videos shared on former internet video service Vine. Paul's television and film work includes guest appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Weird Loners, and roles in films The Thinning and The Space Between Us.
The 2018 US Open is the 138th edition of tennis' US Open and the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year. It is held on outdoor hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City. This is the last Grand Slam to have 32 seeds with the format reverting to 16 seeds in 2019. Rafael Nadal and Sloane Stephens are the defending men's and women's singles champions.