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Today in the World Countries
- Birthday of Kim Il-sung is being celebrated in North Korea
- Cambodian New Year (Day 2) is being celebrated in Cambodia
- Lao New Year is being celebrated in Laos
- Orthodox Easter Saturday is being celebrated in Bulgaria, Georgia
- Songkran Festival is being celebrated in Thailand
- Thingyan Water Festiva (Day3) is being celebrated in Myanmar
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Mouna Channel, YouTube Star, born in Safi, Morocco.
On this day in 2022
- Coachella Valley music festival returns after a two-year hiatus with Harry Styles the headlining act on opening night in front of 100,000.
- Three independent artists - Wet Leg, Father John Misty and Jack White - took the top positions in the UK albums chart for the first time in more than 11 years. Wet Leg, the Isle of Wight indie duo, went in at No.1 with their eponymous debut. They managed to outsell the rest of the top five combined in the process..
- Andy Coen, American college football coach (Lehigh University Mountain Hawks 2006-18; record 85-64), who died from Alzheimer's disease at 57.
- Jack Newton, Golfer.
On this day in 2021
- A shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, leaves eight dead and five injured.
- India record over 200,000 (200,739) daily new cases of COVID-19 pandemic for the first time with 1,038 deaths amid massive second wave.
- Ivory Coast court in Abidjanv sentences former warlord Amadé Ouérémi to a life sentence for massacres by his militia after the 2010 election.
- " The failed response in Brazil has caused a humanitarian catastrophe" reports Dr. Christos Christou, president of Doctors Without Borders, as country records a quarter of world's COVID-19 pandemic deaths in last week.
- Leroy Keyes, American College Football Hall of Fame and NFL running back / safety (Purdue; Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs), who died from heart failure at 74.
- Leroy Keyes, American College Football Hall of Fame running back / safety (Purdue; Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs), who died from heart failure at 74.
On this day in 2020
- Revised death count for New York taking into account assumed COVID-19 pandemic deaths makes the city's per-capita death rate higher than Italy at 10,367 at this date.
- Revised death count for New York taking into account assumed COVID-19 pandemic deaths makes the city's per-capita death rate higher than Italy at 10,367.
- South Korea is 1st country to hold a general election under COVID-19 pandemic, President Moon Jae-in's ruling Democratic party wins in a landslide.
- US's deadliest day during COVID-19 pandemic with 2,752 deaths reported.
- Willie Davis, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Super Bowl 1967,68; Pro Bowl 1963-67; First-team All-Pro 1962,64–67; Green Bay Packers), who died from kidney failure at 85.
- Lee Konitz, American jazz saxophonist (Birth of the Cool), who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 92.
- (Leon) "Lee" Konitz, American jazz saxophonist (Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool), who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 92.
- Paul Mcelearney, Race Car Driver.
- Dámaso García, Dominican baseball second baseman (MLB All-Star 1984,85; Silver Slugger Award 1982; Toronto Blue Jays), who died from a malignant brain tumour at 63.
- Brian Dennehy, American actor (Cocoon, Death of a Salesman), who died at 81.
- Adam Alsing, TV Show Host.
On this day in 2019
- Aretha Franklin posthumously receives the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor, first individual woman to win it since 1930.
- 3 days after winning Hobey Baker Award as top college hockeyplayer, Cale Makar becomes first defenseman to score in NHL debut during the playoffs in Colorado's 6-2 Game 3 win over Calgary.
- 3 days after winning Hobey Baker Award as top player in college hockey, Cale Makar becomes first defenceman to score in his NHL debut during the playoffs in Colorado's 6-2 Game 3 win over Calgary.
- Los Angeles Clippers overcome an NBA record 31-point deficit to score an improbable 135-131 Game 2 playoff victory over the Golden State Warriors in Oakland; shooting guard Lou Williams 36 points.
- Measles cases jump 300% in first three months of 2019, according to World Health Organization, largest rise in Africa (700%) with 800 deaths in Madagascar.
- English songwriter Les Reed died age 83. His major songwriting partners were Gordon Mills, Barry Mason and Geoff Stephens, although he wrote songs with many others such as Roger Greenaway, Roger Cook, Peter Callander, and Johnny Worth. Reed co-wrote around sixty hit songs, and is best known for 'It's Not Unusual', 'Green, Green Grass of Home' and 'Delilah', (hits for Tom Jones) as well as 'The Last Waltz' (Engelbert Humperdinck)..
- Paris cathedral Notre Dame catches fire, toppling its spire and destroying its roof.
- 123rd Boston Marathon: Lawrence Cherono of Kenya wins in 2:07:58, just 0.1s ahead of Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa; Worknesh Degefa of Ethiopia is women's champion in 2:23.31.
- Les Reed, British songwriter (" It's Not Unusual" ; "There's A Kind Of Hush" ; "Here It Comes Again"), who died at 83.
- Owen Kay Garriott, American electrical engineer and NASA astronaut (Skylab 3, STS 9), who died at 88.
- Don Perry, Canadian NHL coach (LA Kings 1982-84), who died at 89.
- Elmo Henderson, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2018
- R. Lee Ermey, American actor (Full Metal Jacket- Gunnery Sergeant Hartman), who died at 74.
On this day in 2017
- Suicide car bomb targets buses carrying Syrian evacuees at Rashidin,126 killed including 70 children.
- Country music singer and songwriter Sam Hunt at the age of 32 weds Hannah Lee Fowler at the age of 28 in Cedartown, Georgia; divorce in 2022.
- Country music singer and songwriter Sam Hunt at the age of 32 weds Hannah Lee Fowler in Cedartown, Georgia.
- Emma Morano, Supercentenarian.
- Allan Holdsworth, British guitarist, who died at 70.
- Allan Holdsworth, British progressive rock guitarist, who died at 70.
- Clifton James, American actor (Live and Let Die, Silver Streak), who died at 96.
- Sylvia Moy, American songwriter (" My Cherie Amour" ; "This Old Heart Of Mine" ; "It Takes Two"), who died of pneumonia at 79.
On this day in 2016
- Morag Siller, TV Actress.
On this day in 2015
- Laureus World Sports Awards, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Shanghai, China: Sportsman: Novak Ðokovic; Sportswoman: Genzebe Dibaba; Team: German Men's National Football team.
- Trey Wallace, YouTube Star, born in United States.
- Jonathan Crombie, Canadian actor (Anne of Green Gables), who died of a brain hemorrhage at 48.
On this day in 2014
- US TV series "Fargo" created by Noah Hawley, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, and Martin Freeman premieres on FX.
On this day in 2013
- 117th Boston Marathon: Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia men's winner in 2:10:22; Rita Jeptoo of Kenya wins women's section in 2:26:25.
- 33 people are killed and 163 are injured in a wave of bombings across Iraq.
- Nicolás Maduro is narrowly elected President of Venezuela.
- Boston Marathon bombings: 3 people are killed and 183 injured after two explosions near the finish line.
- Jean-François Paillard, French conductor, who died at 85.
- Richard LeParmentier, American actor (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope), who died at 66.
- Sal Castro, Mexican-American activist, who died from thyroid cancer at 79.