March 24 Edition Change
Today in the World Countries
- Commonwealth Covenant Day is being celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands
- Memorial Day is being celebrated in Argentina
- Navruz Holiday is being celebrated in Tajikistan
- Novruz Holiday is being celebrated in Azerbaijan, Iran
- World TB Day is being celebrated in International
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Phatta Phou, TikTok Star, born in Cambodia.
On this day in 2022
- It was reported that Spotify paid $7bn to music industry rights holders in 2021, accounting for almost 25% of the industry's total revenues. The streaming giant said 52,600 artists earned more than $10,000 (£7,500) from Spotify in 2021. Of those,130 were paid more than $5m (£3.8m) over the last 12 months. Spotify didn't name any of the artists involved, but its most-streamed acts last year were Bad Bunny, Taylor Swift, BTS, Drake and Justin Bieber; while the most streamed-song was Olivia Rodrigo's 'Drivers License'..
On this day in 2021
- American drummer, percussionist, and songwriter Don Heffington died age 70. He was a founding member of the Los Angeles alternative country band Lone Justice, and was a session and touring musician for various artists, including Lowell George, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, the Wallflowers and the Jayhawks..
- Bob Plager, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (St. Louis Blues 1969-77) and coach (St. Louis Blues 1992), who died from a heart attack at 78.
- Craig "muMS" Grant, American poet and actor (Oz), who died at 52.
- Jessica Walter, TV Actress.
- Ronald Williams, TikTok Star.
- Toshihiko Koga, Japanese judoka (Olympic gold - 71kgs 1992; silver 1996), who died at 53.
On this day in 2020
- Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announces postponement of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games until summer of 2021 because of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
- Indian PM Narendra Modi orders a 21 day lockdown for world's second most populous country of 1.3 billion people to deal with COVID-19 pandemic.
- China's Hubei province, the original center of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak eases restrictions on travel after a nearly two-month lockdown.
- American musician Bill Rieflin died age 59. Rieflin came to prominence in the 1990s mainly for his work as a drummer with groups (particularly in the industrial rock and industrial metal scenes) such as Ministry, the Revolting Cocks, Swans, Chris Connelly, and Nine Inch Nails. He worked regularly with R.E.M. following the retirement of Bill Berry in 1997. He was a member of King Crimson from 2013 until his death..
- Albert Uderzo, Cartoonist.
- Albert Uderzo, French cartoonist and script writer (Asterix comic books), who died at 92.
- Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist (Nobel Peace Prize 1976), who died of pneumonia at 76.
- Bill Rieflin, American rock drummer (Nine Inch Nails; R.E.M.; King Crimson), who died at 59.
- Ignacio Trelles, Mexican soccer midfielder (Mexican Primera División: 1935,37,38; Club Necaxa) and coach (Mexico 1960-69), who died at 103.
- Gerard Schurmann, Dutch-British conductor, and composer of classical music (The Double Heart), and film scores, (The Bedford Incident) dies at 96.
- John Campbell-Jones, Race Car Driver.
- John Davies, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1952; WR 200m breaststroke 2:34.4 1952), who died at 90.
- Terrence McNally, American Tony-winning playwright (Kiss of the Spider Woman), who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 81.
- Manu Dibango, Cameroonian musician (Soul Makossa), who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 86.
- Tony Rutter, British motorcycle road racer (Formula Two World C'ship 1981-84; 7 x Isle of Man TT Races), who died at 78.
On this day in 2019
- New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement as 3-time Super Bowl winner, TE postseason record, most receptions (81), receiving yards (1,163) and receiving TDs (12).
- 2-time American League MVP Mike Trout signs the biggest contract in North American sports history, a $426.5 million,12-year extension with the Los Angeles Angels.
- Investigation headed by Special Council Robert S. Mueller finds no evidence President Trump colluded with Russia in 2016 election.
On this day in 2018
- Hundreds of protesters shut down special meeting at Sacramento City Hall investigating police shooting of Stephon Clark.
- American conducts it first ever drone strike against Qaeda militants in southern Libya.
- Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft is caught on camera rubbing match ball with an object during 3rd Cricket Test in Cape Town, resulting in an infamous ball tampering scandal.
- Tens of thousands attend 'March for Our Lives'rallies held in Washington, D.C. and around the world to protest gun violence.
- Rim Banna, World Music Singer.
- Carl Scheib, American baseball pitcher (at the time  youngest player in MLB history at 16; Philadelphia A’s), who died at 91.
- Lawrence K. Grossman, American news executive (PBS, NBC-TV) and author (The Electronic Republic), who died of Parkinson’s disease and cancer at 86.
- Lys Assia, Swiss singer who won the 1st Eurovision Song Contest in 1956, who died at 94.
On this day in 2017
- US President Donald Trump and Republican party forced to pull their attempt to repeal Affordable Care Act ('Obamacare') after internal opposition.
- US President Donald Trump and Republican party forced to pull their attempt to repeal Obamacare after internal opposition.
On this day in 2016
- English footballer Adam Johnson sentenced to 6 years in prison for sexual activity with a schoolgirl.
- Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžic found guilty of genocide during 1995 Srebrenica massacre, sentenced to 40 years.
- Bosnian Serb politician Radovan Karadžic is found guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and sentenced to 40 years imprisonment.
- Earl Hamner Jr., American creator and narrator of TV show "The Waltons", who died at 92.
- Garry Shandling, American comedian (It's Garry Shandling's Show, Larry Sanders Show), who died at 66.
- Kevin Turner, American NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles) and plaintiff against NFL (concussion case), who died of A.L.S. at 46.
- Johan Cruyff, Dutch soccer player and coach (Ajax/Barcelona), who died at 68.
- Johan Cruyff, Soccer Player.
On this day in 2015
- Germanwings flight on route between Barcelona and Düsseldorf crashes in the French Alps killing all 150 on board.
- NASA's Opportunity rover becomes the first to complete a Martian marathon.
- The Opportunity rover becomes the first to complete a Martian marathon.
- Oleg Bryjak, Kazakhstani-German bass-baritone opera singer (Deutsche Oper am Rhein), who died in plane crash at 54.
- Maria Radner, German operatic contralto, specializing in Wagner, who died in a plane crash at 33.
On this day in 2014
- Ukraine withdraws its forces from the Crimea.
On this day in 2013
- Scotland defeats Sweden to win the 2013 World Women's Curling Championship.
- 17 soldiers are killed by a suicide bomber at a military checkpoint in North Waziristan, Pakistan.
- 25 people are killed by gunmen in a coordinated attack in Adamawa State, Nigeria.
- Pictures of The Beatles' 1965 Shea Stadium concert, taken by an amateur photographer who bluffed his way backstage, sold for £30,000 at auction. Marc Weinstein used a fake press pass to get next to the stage for the historic New York show. His 61 black and white images with copyright fetched £30,680, the successful bidder was a South American gentleman currently living in Washington who is a huge collector of Beatles memorabilia..
- American songwriter and record producer Deke Richards died of esophageal cancer aged 68. He is notable for being a member of both The Clan and The Corporation, the latter being a hitmaking production team that wrote and produced The Jackson 5's early hits, including 'I Want You Back', 'ABC', and 'The Love You Save'. He produced Diana Ross and the Supremes after Holland, Dozier and Holland left Motown in 1968 and co-wrote the US No.1 hit 'Love Child' for the Supremes, and was solely responsible for 'I'm Still Waiting', a UK No.1 hit, for Diana Ross..
- A series of emergency meetings in Brussels undertaken to resolve Cyprus’ financial situation.
- Motorcycle mogul Jesse James at the age of 43 weds drag racer Alexis DeJoria in Malibu, California.
- Barbara Anderson, New Zealand author, who died at 86.