John Sidney McCain III (August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018) was an American politician and military officer who served as a United States Senator from Arizona from 1987 until his death in 2018. 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.
Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan where her father C. L. Franklin was minister. At age 18, she embarked on a secular career recording for Columbia Records.
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.
Kamikaze (stylized as KAMIKAZƎ) is the tenth studio album by American rapper Eminem. The album was released on August 31, 2018, through Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records and Interscope Records. The album features guest appearances from Joyner Lucas, Royce da 5'9" and Jessie Reyez, and uncredited vocals by Justin Vernon.
Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, and actor. Eminem is the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the United States. Throughout his career, he has had 10 number-one albums on the Billboard 200 and five number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.
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.
Vanessa Marquez (December 21, 1968 – August 30, 2018) was an American actress. She was primarily known for her recurring role on the first three seasons of ER as nurse Wendy Goldman, as well as her role as Ana Delgado in the 1988 teacher drama Stand and Deliver.
The 2018 Asian Games (Indonesian: Pesta Olahraga Asia 2018, Asian Games 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.
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.
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.
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 United States Senator John McCain.
The 2018–19 UEFA Europa League is the 48th season of Europe's secondary club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 10th season since it was renamed from the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League. The final will be played at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan.
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.
BTS (Hangul: 방탄소년단; RR: Bangtan Sonyeondan), also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed by Big Hit Entertainment. On June 12, 2013, they first performed the song "No More Dream" from their initial album 2 Cool 4 Skool and commemorate their debut on June 13, 2013.
Mariano Díaz Mejía (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈɾjano ˈði. az meˈxi. a]; born 1 August 1993), simply known as Mariano, is a footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid as a striker.
Produce 48 (Hangul: 프로듀스 48) is a 2018 competition television show on Mnet. It is a large-scale project in which the public "produces" a girl group by voting for members out of a pool of 96 contestants from South Korea and Japan, as well as voting for the group's concept, name and debut single. It is a collaboration between the Mnet series Produce 101 and the J-pop idol group AKB48.
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.
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.
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.
Big Brother 20 is the twentieth season of the American reality television series Big Brother. It is based upon the Dutch series of the same name. The season premiered on June 27, 2018 on CBS in the United States.
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.
Roxanne Pallett (born 26 December 1982) is an English actress best known for playing the role of Jo Sugden in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale from 2005 to 2008. She was crowned the winner of Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes (2006), and also appeared in Soapstar Superstar (2006) and Dancing on Ice (2009).
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, or simply Jack Ryan, is an American action political thriller web television series, based on the fictional character Jack Ryan created by Tom Clancy, which premiered on August 31, 2018 on Amazon Video. The series was created by Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland. Cuse serves as an executive producer alongside John Krasinski, Michael Bay and Mace Neufeld, among others.
The 2018–19 UEFA Champions League is the 64th season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 27th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League. The final will be played at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain.
Revival is the ninth studio album by American rapper Eminem. The album was released on December 15, 2017, through Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records and Interscope Records. Production for the album took place during 2016 to 2017 at various recording studios.
Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. (né Burns; born October 8, 1941) is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997.
Zhang Yixing (simplified Chinese: 张艺兴; traditional Chinese: 張藝興) (born (1991-10-07)October 7, 1991), better known by his stage name Lay (Korean: 레이), is a Chinese singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. He is a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy group Exo and its sub-unit Exo-M. He was first known after participating in the Chinese TV talent show Star Academy in 2005.
Karen Abgarovich Khachanov (Russian: Каре́н Абга́рович Хача́нов, IPA: [kɐˈrʲɛn xɐˈtɕanəf]; Armenian: Կարեն Աբգարի Խաչանով; born 21 May 1996) is a Russian tennis player of Armenian descent. He has won 2 ATP singles titles. Khachanov achieved his career-high singles ranking of world No.
Byun Baek-hyun (born May 6, 1992), better known mononymously as Baekhyun, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, actor, model.
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 the Netflix film To All the Boys I've Loved Before.
Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke (; born September 26, 1972) is an American politician and businessman serving as the U.S. Representative for Texas's 16th congressional district in his native El Paso, first elected in 2012. He is the Democratic nominee in the 2018 Texas Senate race, running against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz.
Stree (English: Woman) is a 2018 Indian comedy horror film directed by Amar Kaushik and produced by Dinesh Vijan and Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. under the banner of Maddock Films in association with D2RFilms. It is based on the Indian urban legend, Nale Ba, about a witch who knocks on people's doors at night. Stree stars Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor.
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.
Daniel Hernandez (born May 8, 1996), known professionally as 6ix9ine (pronounced "six nine") or Tekashi 6ix9ine, is an American rapper. He is known for his unconventional appearance, controversial behavior and brute-force screaming technique in his songs. Hernandez rose to fame in late 2017 with the release of his debut single "Gummo".
Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and it is considered the unofficial end of summer in the United States.
Anita Madeleine Harris (born 3 June 1942) is an English actress, singer and entertainer. Harris sang with the Cliff Adams Singers and had a number of chart hits in the 1960s. She appeared in the Carry On films Follow That Camel and Carry On Doctor.
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.
Kapton is a polyimide film developed by DuPont in the late 1960s that remains stable across a wide range of temperatures, from −269 to +400 °C (−452 to 752 °F; 4 to 673 K). Kapton is used in, among other things, flexible printed circuits (flexible electronics) and thermal blankets used on spacecraft, satellites, and various space instruments.
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.
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. The son of a naval officer, McCain grew up in Washington, D.C., and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1931, after which he entered the submarine service.
Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player. The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranked her world No. 1 in singles on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017.
William Jefferson Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Prior to the presidency, he was the Governor of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981, and again from 1983 to 1992.
Searching is a 2018 American thriller film directed by Aneesh Chaganty and written by Chaganty and Sev Ohanian. Shot from the point-of-view of smartphones and computer screens, the film follows a father (John Cho) trying to find his missing 16-year-old daughter (Michelle La) with the help of a police detective (Debra Messing).
Usain St Leo Bolt (; born 21 August 1986) is a Jamaican retired sprinter and world record holder in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay. His reign as Olympic Games champion in all of these events spans three Olympics. Due to his achievements and dominance in sprint competition, he is widely considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time.
Joseph Pinckney McCain II (born April 26, 1942) is an American stage actor, newspaper reporter, and brother of U.S. Senator and two-time presidential candidate John McCain.
Clarence LaVaughn Franklin (born Clarence LaVaughn Walker; January 22, 1915 – July 27, 1984) was an American Baptist minister and civil rights activist. Known as the man with the "Million-Dollar Voice", Franklin served as the pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, from 1946 until his retirement in 1979. Franklin was also the father of American singer–songwriter Aretha Franklin.
Nandamuri Harikrishna (2 September 1956 – 29 August 2018) was an Indian film actor, producer and politician. He was best known for his works in Telugu cinema. Harikrishna was the fourth son of Telugu matinee idol, and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. T. Rama Rao.
Diana, Princess of Wales (born Diana Frances Spencer; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997) was a member of the British royal family. She was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, the heir apparent to the British throne, and the mother of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.
B. Jaya (11 January 1964 – 30 August 2018) was an Indian film director, who worked in cinema of Andhra Pradesh, populary known as "Tollywood".
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.
Rafael Nadal Parera (Spanish: [rafaˈel naˈðal paˈɾeɾa]; born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player, currently world No. 1 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (; born November 20, 1942) is an American politician who served as the 47th Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented Delaware as a U.S. Senator from 1973 to 2009.
Militarism is the belief or the desire of a government or a people that a state should maintain a strong military capability and to use it aggressively to expand national interests and/or values; examples of modern militarist states include the United States, Russia, and Turkey.
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 one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
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.
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.
The 2018–19 UEFA Europa League group stage is scheduled to begin on 20 September and end on 13 December 2018. A total of 48 teams compete in the group stage to decide 24 of the 32 places in the knockout phase of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.
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 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.
Ben Domenech (born January 1, 1982) is an American conservative writer, blogger, and television commentator. He is the founder and the publisher of The Federalist, host of The Federalist Radio Hour, and writes The Transom, a daily subscription newsletter for political insiders. He also co-founded the RedState group blog.
This is a list of Bollywood films that have been released or are to be released in 2018.
Lying in state is the tradition in which the body of a dead official is placed in a state building, either outside or inside a coffin, to allow the public to pay their respects. It traditionally takes place in the principal government building of a country, state, or city.
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.
The Nun is an upcoming American gothic supernatural horror film directed by Corin Hardy. The screenplay by Gary Dauberman is from a story by James Wan and Dauberman. It is a spin-off of 2016's The Conjuring 2 and the fifth installment in The Conjuring series, and stars Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga and Jonas Bloquet.
Cicely L.Tyson (born December 19, 1924) is an American actress and former fashion model. She is best known for playing strong African-American women on screen and stage throughout her career. She is the recipient of three Primetime Emmy Awards, four Black Reel Awards, one Screen Actor Guild Award, and one Tony Award.
Ozark is an American crime drama web television series created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams, and produced by Media Rights Capital. Jason Bateman stars in the series; he also directed the first two and last two episodes of season 1. The first season comprises nine one-hour episodes and a final 80-minute episode, and was released on Netflix on July 21, 2017.
India is a member of the South Asian Zone of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), and has participated in the Asian Games since their inception in 1951. The Indian Olympic Association, established in 1927, and recognised in the same year by the International Olympic Committee, is the National Olympic Committee for India.
Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a long-term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember that is great enough to affect a person's daily functioning. Other common symptoms include emotional problems, difficulties with language, and a decrease in motivation. A person's consciousness is usually not affected.
Emmanuelle Grey Rossum (born September 12, 1986) is an American actress, director and singer-songwriter. She is known for her portrayal of Fiona Gallagher in the television series Shameless. Rossum has starred in movies including Songcatcher (2000), An American Rhapsody, (2001) and Passionada (2002).
Maya Khabira Rudolph (born July 27, 1972) is an American actress, voice actress, comedian, and singer. Rudolph first gained prominence in the mid-1990s as a member of the alternative rock band The Rentals before joining The Groundlings improv troupe later in the decade.
Gary Warren Hart (born Gary Warren Hartpence; November 28, 1936) is an American politician, diplomat, and lawyer. He is perhaps best known for being the front-runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination until he dropped out over allegations of an extramarital affair with Donna Rice. He represented Colorado in the United States Senate from 1975 to 1987.
Imaikkaa Nodigal (lit. Blinkless Seconds) is a 2018 Indian Tamil-language thriller film written and directed by R. Ajay Gnanamuthu starring Nayanthara, Atharvaa, Raashi Khanna and Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap. The film is produced by C. J. Jayakumar of Cameo Films India and begun production during October 2016.
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.
William "Smokey" Robinson Jr. (born February 19, 1940) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. Robinson was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group the Miracles, for which he was also chief songwriter and producer.
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 from the start of the 2019 season.
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.
Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 16 in the WTA singles rankings. She is generally regarded as one of the all-time greats of women's tennis and, along with younger sister Serena Williams, is credited with ushering in a new era of power and athleticism on the women's professional tennis tour.
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 Star Is Born is a 2018 American musical romantic drama film produced and directed by Bradley Cooper, in his directorial debut. Cooper also wrote the screenplay with Will Fetters and Eric Roth.
Stevland Hardaway Morris (né Judkins; born May 13, 1950), known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he is considered to be one of the most critically and commercially successful musical performers of the late 20th century.
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.
John Burke Krasinski (born October 20, 1979) is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. He is the recipient of several accolades, including two Primetime Emmy Award nominations and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018.
Gary Lucas (born August 17, 1988), better known by his stage name Joyner Lucas, is an American rapper, poet, singer and songwriter from Worcester, Massachusetts currently signed to Atlantic Records. He garnered widespread exposure and critical acclaim after the release of his single "Ross Capicchioni" in 2015. In 2017, he released his fourth mixtape (and first on a major label), 508-507-2209.
Rafael Nadal is the defending champion. Nadal and Roger Federer are in contention for the ATP no. 1 singles ranking at the start of the tournament.
Old English (Ænglisc, Anglisc, Englisc), or Anglo-Saxon, is the earliest historical form of the English language, spoken in England and southern and eastern Scotland in the early Middle Ages. It was brought to Great Britain by Anglo-Saxon settlers probably in the mid-5th century, and the first Old English literary works date from the mid-7th century.
Paradise PD is an American adult animation comedy web television series created by Waco O'Guin and Roger Black that premiered on August 31, 2018 on Netflix. The series stars Dana Snyder, Cedric Yarbrough, David Herman, Tom Kenny, Sarah Chalke, and Kyle Kinane.
Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum (; born October 22, 1952) is an American actor. He has starred in some of the highest-grossing films of his era, Jurassic Park (1993) and Independence Day (1996), as well as their respective sequels, The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018), and Independence Day: Resurgence (2016).
The elevation of U.S. states and territories may be described in several ways. These include: the elevation of their highest point; the elevation of their lowest point and the difference between (range of) their highest points and lowest points. The following list is a comparison of elevation absolutes in the United States.
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (28 May 1923 – 18 January 1996), popularly known as NTR, was an Indian actor, producer, director, editor and politician who served as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for seven years over three terms.
Andrew Stefan McCutchen (born October 10, 1986), nicknamed "Cutch", is an American professional baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Francisco Giants. McCutchen was drafted by the Pirates in the first round (11th overall) of the 2005 MLB draft.
John Patrick "Jack" Ryan Sr. is a fictional character created by author Tom Clancy and featured in his Ryanverse novels, which have consistently topped the New York Times bestseller list over the years.
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.