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Today in the World Countries

  • Cambodian New Year (Day 3) is being celebrated in Cambodia
  • Coptic Easter Sunday is being celebrated in Egypt
  • Easter at the Orthodox sects is being celebrated in Lebanon
  • International Special Librarians Day is being celebrated in International
  • Lao New Year is being celebrated in Laos
  • Orthodox Easter Day is being celebrated in Romania
  • Orthodox Easter Sunday is being celebrated in Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Serbia, Syria, Ukraine
  • Orthodox Easter Sunday (RS) is being celebrated in Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Songkran observed is being celebrated in Thailand
  • Thingyan Water Festival (Day4) is being celebrated in Myanmar

Today in Astrology

  • People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Sofia Hills, Fitness Instructor, born in Greece.

On this day in 2022

  • Joachim Streich, German soccer striker (102 caps GDR; FC Hansa Rostock,1. FC Magdeburg) and manager (1. FC Magdeburg), who died at 71.

On this day in 2021

  • English harmonica player and vocalist Lew Lewis died. He was a member of Eddie and the Hot Rods before forming his own bands and released a solo single for Stiff Records. Influenced in style by Little Walter, he also guested on albums by The Stranglers, The Clash and others. In 1987, Lewis was given a seven-year jail sentence for armed robbery, after holding up a post office with a fake pistol, stealing £5,000 and trying to escape on a shopping bike..
  • English songwriter Barry Mason died age 85. A leading songwriter of the 1960s, he wrote the bulk of his most successful songs in partnership with Les Reed. His song writing credits included three UK Singles Chart No.1s, "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)", "The Last Waltz", and "I Pretend". His songs have been recorded by many artists including Tom Jones, David Essex, The Drifters, Rod Stewart, Petula Clark, Perry Como, Elvis Presley and Engelbert Humperdinck..
  • Raúl Castro confirms he is resigning as Cuban Communist Party leader, ending his family's six decade leadership of Cuba.
  • The Kingsmen guitarist Mike Mitchell died. The 1960s garage rock and blue-eyed soul band from Portland, Oregon, are best known for their 1963 recording of R&B singer Richard Berry's 'Louie Louie'. Their first album, The Kingsmen in Person, remained on the Billboard Top LPs chart for 131 weeks from January 1964 to August 1966..
  • Serhiy Novikov, Russian judoka (Olympic gold heavyweight 1976), who died at 71.
  • Helen McCrory, English actress (The Queen, Peaky Blinders), who died of cancer at 52.
  • Helen Mccrory, Movie Actress.
  • Charles Geschke, American computer scientist, inventor and businessman (co-founder of Adobe Systems), who died of cancer at 81.
  • Felix Silla, Italian-American circus performer, Hollywood stuntman, and actor (The Addams Family - "Cousin Itt"), who died of pancreatic cancer at 84.
  • Felix Silla, TV Actor.
  • John Dawes OBE, Welsh rugby union centre (22 caps Wales,4 caps British & Irish Lions; London Welsh; Barbarians), who died at 80.
  • John Dawes, Welsh rugby union centre (22 caps Wales,4 caps British & Irish Lions; London Welsh; Barbarians), who died at 80.
  • Johnny Peirson, Canadian ice hockey right wing (NHL All Star 1950,51; Boston Bruins) and broadcaster (WBZ and WSBK), who died at 95.
  • Mike Mitchell, American rock guitarist (The Kingsmen -" Louie, Louie"), who died on his 77th birthday.

On this day in 2020

  • 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment in 4 weeks (5.2 million in the last week), wiping out 9 1/2 years of job gains.
  • Nationwide State of Emergency declared in Japan till 6 May due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
  • Nationwide State of Emergency declared in Japan till 6 May due to worsening COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
  • New study claims a multi-decade megadrought is already under way in the western US, published in journal "Science".
  • Kenneth Gilbert, Canadian harpsichordist, organist, musicologist, and educator, who died at 88.
  • Luis Sepúlveda, Chilean writer and political activist (The Old Man Who Read Love Stories), who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 70.
  • Steve Cash, YouTube personality (Talking Kitty Cat), commits suicide at 40.
  • Steve Cash, YouTube Star.
  • Talking Kitty Cat, YouTube Star.
  • Gene Deitch, American illustrator (Tom Terrific, Nudnik), who died at 95.
  • Gene Deitch, Cartoonist.
  • Howard Finkel, American pro wrestling ring announcer (WWE Hall of Fame), who died from stroke complications at 69.
  • Howard Finkel, Sportscaster.

On this day in 2019

  • Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson becomes the highest-paid player in NFL history with a 4-year $140m extension including record $65m signing bonus.
  • Fay McKenzie, American actress and singer (The Party, Sierra Sue), who died at 101.
  • Jorg Demus, Pianist.
  • Jörg Wolfgang Demus, Austrian classical pianist and composer, who died at 90.

On this day in 2018

  • 122nd Boston Marathon: Yuki Kawauchi of Japan wins men's race in 2:15:58; Desiree Linden (2:39:54) first American to win women's title since 1985.
  • Kendrick Lamar is the first rapper and non classical or jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for music with his album "Damn".
  • Kendrick Lamar is the first rapper and non-classical or jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for music with his album "Damn".
  • Harry Anderson, American actor (Judge Harry Stone-Night Court), who died at 65.
  • Harry Anderson, American comic, magician, and actor (Night Court - "Judge Harry Stone" ; Daves's World), who died at 65.
  • Pamela Gidley, Movie Actress.

On this day in 2017

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins referendum on 18-article constitutional reform package.
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins referundum on 18-article constitutional reform package.
  • World record for gathering of Charlie Chaplin lookalikes - 662 at Manoir de Ban, Chaplin museum in Vevey, Switzerland.

On this day in 2016

  • Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson at the age of 24 weds NFL player Andrew East at the age of 24 in Franklin, Tennessee.
  • Peter Tolson, English rocker (Pretty Things), who died at 64.
  • Peter Tolson, English rock guitarist (Pretty Things), who died at 64.

On this day in 2015

  • Elizabeth Holmes, American entrepreneur, inventor, and founder and CEO of Theranos, is named one of TIME's "100 Most Influential People" of 2015.
  • An auction of part of the model railway collection owned by record producer Pete Waterman raised more than £600,000. Waterman said he was selling the collection, which included 56 Gauge 1 steam models, to fund apprenticeships at the heritage trust he runs..
  • British guitarist and composer Martin Quittenton died. He played in the blues rock band Steamhammer, formed in 1968 and Quittenton also worked with Rod Stewart and co-wrote the international hit singles 'Maggie May' and 'You Wear It Well'. Stewart invited Quittenton to join his group The Faces, but Quittenton was not attracted by the wild off-stage antics for which the Faces were notorious..
  • Johnny Kemp, R& B Singer.
  • Martin Quittenton, British rock and blues guitarist (Steamhammer), and songwriter (" Maggie May; "You Wear It Well"), who died at 69.

On this day in 2014

  • Real Madrid defeat Barcelona to win its 19th Copa del Rey trophy.
  • South Korean ferry MV Sewol sinks on route Incheon to Jeju,304 drown, mostly students. National controversy erupts over rescue efforts and actions of crew and owner..
  • Kayson Myler, YouTube Star, born in United States.

On this day in 2013

  • Edwin Shirley the co-founded Edwin Shirley Trucking, which became one of the largest music transport companies in Europe died of cancer. Brian May noted Shirley's importance to their touring operation: 'Edwin was at the head of Queen's vehicle convoy for so many years I can't begin to remember how many... He was a great pal of Gerry Stickells, our illustrious Tour Manager and the two of them wrote the book on how to party on tour.'.
  • 16 people are killed after a gold mine collapses in Kyekyewere, Ghana.
  • 37 people are killed by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Khash country, Iran.
  • Gretchen Weiss, YouTube Star, born in United States.
  • George Beverly Shea, Canadian-American Grammy Award-winning gospel singer (Billy Graham Crusades,1947-2013), who died at 104.
  • Pat Summerall, American NFL player and sportscaster, who died from cardiac arrest at 82.




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