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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

Happening Today

  • 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.




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