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Today in the World Countries
- National Heroes Day is being celebrated in Barbados
- Saint Pierre-Chanel Day is being celebrated in Wallis And Futuna
- Victory Day is being celebrated in Afghanistan
- Workers Memorial Day is being celebrated in Gibraltar
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Christon Andell, TikTok Star, born in Trinidad And Tobago.
- Future The Prince, DJ, born in Toronto, Canada.
- Shantay Zapada, TikTok Star, born in Singapore.
On this day in 2022
- Russian missiles strike Ukrainian city of Kyiv during a visit by UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
- Neal Adams, Comic Book Artist.
On this day in 2021
- US President Joe Biden makes a major speech to a joint session of Congress calling for a new era of government spending.
- NASA's Parker Solar Probe becomes the first spacecraft to cross the Alfvén critical boundary, the outer atmosphere of the Sun.
- Michael Collins, American Major General USAF/astronaut (Gemini 10, Apollo 11), who died of cancer at 90.
- Michael Collins, Astronaut.
- Anita Lane, Australian rock singer-songwriter (The Bad Seeds - "From Her To Eternity"), who died at 61.
On this day in 2020
- Argentina bans all commercial domestic and international flights until September 1 because of COVID-19 pandemic.
- American rock and roll and rhythm and blues singer Bobby Lewis died aged 95. He is best known for his 1961 hit singles 'Tossin’ and Turnin'' (number 1 for seven weeks on the Billboard chart in the summer of 1961) and 'One Track Mind'..
- President Vladimir Putin warns Russia has not yet reached the peak of COVID-19 pandemic infections, with 93,000 recorded cases and 867 deaths.
- US confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic pass 1 million, while death toll of 58,365 surpasses that of US soldiers killed in Vietnam War (Johns Hopkins).
- US Department of Defense releases three declassified videos of possible UFOs from 2004 and 2015.
- Onyx Carter, Family Member, born in Australia.
- Michael Robinson, Irish soccer striker (24 caps, Republic of Ireland; Brighton & Hove Albion) and Spanish TV host (Canal+, El día después), who died from melanoma at 61.
- Bobby Lewis, American rock and roll singer (" Tossin'and Turnin'"), who died at 95.
- Bobby Lewis, American rock and roll singer (Tossin'and Turnin'), who died at 95.
- Eddy Pieters Graafland OON, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (47 caps; Ajax; European Cup 1970, Feyenoord), who died at 86.
- Freddy Fryar, Race Car Driver.
- Jill Gascoine, TV Actress.
- Louis Cardiet, French soccer defender (6 caps; Stade Rennais FC, Paris SG), who died at 77.
On this day in 2019
- Largest demonstrations since 2014 in Hong Kong over plans to change law to send suspects to mainland China for trial.
- Disney says Marvel film "Avengers: Endgame" made estimated $1.2 billion worldwide, first film to make more than 1 billion on opening.
- American diver Victor Vescovo makes the deepest dive ever to the bottom of the Mariana trench at 10,927m (35,849ft), and finds a plastic bag.
- Spanish general election: no party wins a majority, Socialists under Pedro Sanchez win most with 29%.
- TV series "Game of Thrones: The Long Night" episode debuts with the longest battle ever screened (nearly 80 mins), surpassing "Lord of the Rings" Battle of Helm's Deep (44 mins).
On this day in 2018
- Shaquem Griffin is the first one-handed person to be drafted into the NFL, for the Seattle Seahawks.
- World's largest child sacrifice,140 remains uncovered by archaeologists near Trujillo, Peru, dating back 550 years to Chimú civilisation.
- Danny DeVito Day declared in Jersey for 17th November by Mayor John Moor of Asbury Park.
- Indian government announces electricity has now reached every Indian village.
- James Hylton, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2017
- Gwyneth Paltrow brand Goop and Condé Nast announce they will be launching a quarterly publication together.
- Luis Olmo, Puerto Rican NBA player (Brooklyn Dodgers), who died at 97.
- John Whitmore, Race Car Driver.
- Bill Scott, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2016
- George Wolfe's musical "Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed", based on Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle's original revue, and featuring Audra MacDonald and Billy Porter, opens at the Music Box Theatre, NYC; runs for 100 performances.
- NFL Draft: Cal quarterback Jared Goff first pick by Los Angeles Rams.
- Barry Howard, British comic actor (Hi-de-Hi!), who died of blood cancer at 78.
- Conrad Burns, American politician (Senate-R-Montana 1989-2007), who died at 81.
- Jenny Diski, English writer (Stranger on a Train), who died of cancer at 68.
On this day in 2015
- Jack Ely died at the age of 71 after a long illness. The Kingman singer's hit 'Louie Louie' reached the top of the charts in 1963 and sparked an FBI investigation into whether or not its lyrics were obscene..
- Jack Ely, American singer and guitarist (The Kingsmen - "Louie, Louie"), who died at 71.
On this day in 2014
- Craig Ferguson announces he will leave "The Late Late Show" at the end of 2014.
- Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell appeared in court after being arrested over a domestic dispute. The arrest came after a caller from the singers' home phoned the emergency services and then hung up. Simon told a Superior Court judge in Norwalk, Connecticut, he had a rare argument with his wife on Saturday night at their home and they were now fine..
- Scorpions drummer James Kottak was sentenced to one month in jail in Dubai for offensive behaviour after an incident at Dubai airport on 3 April of this year. He was convicted of insulting Islam, raising his middle finger and being under the influence of alcohol..
- Winston Butler, YouTube Star, born in California.
- Richard Kenshaw, British broadcaster, who died at 80.
- Dennis Kamakahi, American Grammy Award-winning musician, who died from lung cancer at 61.
- Dennis Kamakahi, American Grammy Award-winning slack-key guitarist, who died from lung cancer at 61.
- Idris Sardi, Indonesian violinist and composer, noted for his film scores, who died at 75.
- Jack Ramsay, American Hall of Fame basketball coach (Portland Trail Blazers,1977 NBA Champions), who died from cancer at 89.
- Jack Ramsay, Basketball Coach.
On this day in 2013
- Emeli Sande set a new record for the most consecutive weeks on the UK's Official Album Chart top 10 of any debut album. 'Our Version Of Events' was released in February 2012 and went on to become the biggest selling album that year. The album hadn't dropped out of the top 10 since its release and had been in the UK's Official Album Chart for 63 weeks. The 26-year-old singer had overtaken The Beatles who previously held the record..
- 3 people are killed and 14 are injured after a gas explosions causes a building to collapse in Reims, France.
- 8 people are killed and dozens are injured after Taliban attacks on election candidates in Pakistan.
- János Starker, Hungarian-American cellist, who died at 88.
- Lonnie Turner, American rock and blues bassist (Steve Miller Band - "Fly Like An Eagle"), who died of lung cancer at 66.