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Today in the World Countries
- Islamic Republic Day is being celebrated in Iran
- National Day is being celebrated in Cyprus
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Lerabuns, Instagram Star, born in Kyrgyzstan.
- Maximilian Osinski, TV Actor, born in Austria.
- Nicole Chaco´n, TV Show Host, born in Puerto Rico.
On this day in 2022
- Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declares a nationwide public emergency after violent protests amid the country's worst economic crisis since independence.
- C. W. McCall [William Dale Fries, Jr.], American country singer (Convoy), who died of cancer at 93.
On this day in 2021
- Seven democracy protesters convicted for unauthorized assembly in Hong Kong including Martin Lee and Jimmy Lai.
- Amy Lee Fisher, YouTube Star.
On this day in 2020
- All England Lawn Tennis Club cancels Wimbledon for the first time since World War II because of the COVID-19 pandemic; entire grass-court season abandoned.
- American singer-songwriter, record producer and guitarist Adam Schlesinger, best known for his work with Fountains Of Wayne, died at the age of 52 as a result of health complications caused by COVID-19 pandemic. Fountains Of Wayne formed in New Jersey in 1995 and were named after a lawn ornament store in the state. Over his career, Schlesinger earned nominations for an Oscar, a Golden Globe, Tonys, Grammys and Emmys, winning the latter two..
- US President Donald Trump says the US Strategic National Stockpile is almost depleted amid widespread shortages of medical equipment to fight COVID-19 pandemic.
- Nur Hassan Hussein [Nur Adde], Somalian politician, Prime Minister of Somalia (2007-09), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 82.
- Adam Schlesinger, American rock musician (Fountains Of Wayne) and songwriter (That Thing You Do), who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 52.
- Adam Schlesinger, Bassist.
- David Driskell, American artist and champion of African American art, who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 88.
- John "Bucky" Pizzarelli, American jazz guitarist, who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 94.
- Ed Farmer, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1980; Chicago WS) and broadcaster (Chicago WS radio 1991-2005), who died of kidney disease at 70.
- Ellis Marsalis, American jazz musician and prominent teacher, who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 85.
On this day in 2019
- Japanese government announces the name of a new era 'Reiwa'for the next Emperor, Crown Prince Naruhito.
- Major archaeological site announced discovered on a reef in the middle of Lake Titicaca, in Andes, dated 8th and 10th centuries AD from Tiwanaku state.
- Methane, a gas usually made by living things, detected on Mars in 2013 by European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter reported in "Nature Geoscience".
- China announces new laws against fentanyl-related substances to come into effect 1 May.
- Saudi Arabian oil company Saudi Aramco revealed to be world's most profitable company when its earnings released - $111.1 billion in the last year.
- US online sales overtake retail sales for the first time, with 11.813% online compared with 11.807% for general merchandise stores.
- Michel Sénéchal, French operatic tenor, and educator, who died at 91.
On this day in 2018
- 37th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Notre Dame beats Mississippi State,61-58; Fighting Irish forward Jessica Shepard,19 points.
- Steven Bochco, American TV producer and co-creator of Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, who died at 74.
- Edward Digby,12th Baron Digby, British Army (Coldstream Guards) officer, who died at 93.
- Efraín Ríos Montt, Guatemalan general and dictator (1982-83) convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity, who died of a heart attack at 91.
- Efraín Ríos Montt, Politician.
- Bud Chaddock, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2017
- Bob Dylan receives his Nobel Prize for Literature at a private ceremony in Stockholm.
- Chinese leaders announce plans to build city in Xiongan New Area,3x size of New York.
- Steve Smith, Race Car Driver.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Poet.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet (Bratsk Station), who died at 83.
On this day in 2016
- The Golden State Warriors NBA record winning home run ends at 54 games with a 109-106 defeat to the Boston Celtics; the loss at Oracle Arena was the Warriors’ first since January 2015.
- Andy Hampton, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2015
- 56 people are killed after the Russian trawler Dalniy Vostok sinks off the coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula.
- 56 people are killed after the Russian trawler Dalniy Vostok sinks off the coast of the Kamchatka Penninsula.
- Eddie LeBaron, American NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1955,57,58,62; Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys), who died at 85.
- Cynthia Lennon (née Powell), first wife of Beatle John Lennon (1962-68), and mother of singer, photographer, activist Julian Lennon, who died of cancer at 75.
- Cynthia Lennon [nee Powell], wife of Beatle John Lennon, who died of cancer at 75.
- Cynthia Lennon, Non-Fiction Author.
- Dave Ball, English guitarist (Procul Harum), who died of cancer at 65.
- Misao Okawa, Supercentenarian.
- John Paul Hammerschmidt, American politician (Rep-R-AR,1967-93), who died at 92.
On this day in 2014
- NATO suspends all practical civilian and military cooperation with Russia.
- Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Kiss, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens.
- Media personality Willard Scott at the age of 80 weds Paris Keena in Fort Myers, Florida.
- Joe "Speedo" Frazier, American doo-wop vocalist (Impalas - "Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home)") dies at 70.
- Joe "Speedo" Frazier, American doo-wop vocalist (Impalas - "Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home)"), who died at 70.
On this day in 2013
- 9 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Tikrit, Iraq.
- The world’s first smelling TV screen is unveiled in Japan.
- Nicolae Martinescu, Romanian Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic gold 100kg 1972), who died at 73.
- Jack Pardee, American College Football Hall of Fame linebacker (Texas A& M; NFL: LA Rams, Washington Redskins) and coach (Houston Oilers), who died at gallbladder cancer at 76.
- Moses Blah, Politician.