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Today in the World Countries

  • Showa Day is being celebrated in Japan
  • Vietnamese Kings' Commemoration Day is being celebrated in Vietnam

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

On this day in 2022

  • London court sentences retired tennis star Boris Becker to 2-1/2 years in prison for hiding assets during bankruptcy proceedings.
  • David Birney, American stage and screen actor (Bridget Loves Bernie; St Elsewhere,1982-83), who died of Alzheimer's disease at 83.

On this day in 2021

  • British drummer John Hinch died age 73. He was the drummer in an early line-up of heavy metal band Judas Priest..
  • Brazil's official COVID-19 pandemic death toll passes 400,000, with daily fatalities at 3,000, down from 4,000.
  • US President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden visit former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter at the Carters’ home in Plains, Georgia; Carter (96) did not attend the Biden's inauguration due to health concerns.
  • World's longest pedestrain bridge at 516 metres (1,700 feet) opens inside northern Portugal's Arouca Geopark.
  • Zhang Enhua, Chinese soccer defender (65 caps; Dalian Wanda FC, Grimsby Town), who died from cardiac arrest at 48.
  • Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu, Queen of the Zulu nation, who died a month after becoming regent at 65.
  • Johnny Crawford, American actor (The Mickey Mouse Club; The Rifleman - "Mark"), singer (" Sandy"), and bandleader (JCO), who died at 75.
  • Pierce Fulton, American electronic dance music DJ and record producer (" Runaway" ; "Better Places"), who died at 28.
  • Anne Buydens, Film Producer.
  • Billie Hayes [Brosch], American stage, film, and television actress Li'l Abner - "Mammy Yokum" ; Witchiepoo), who died at 96.
  • Courtney Hall, American NFL center (San Diego Chargers), who died at 52.

On this day in 2020

  • Fire at an Icheon warehouse, South Korea, kills 38.
  • A mile-wide asteroid named 1998 OR2 passes within 3.9 million miles of Earth.
  • UK official death toll reaches 26,000 deaths from COVID-19 pandemic as care home and community deaths included.
  • US GDP falls 4.8% for the financial quarter, officially ending the country's growth streak. Worst contraction since 2008..
  • Trevor Cherry, English soccer defender (27 caps; Leeds United, Huddersfield Town, Bradford City) and manager (Bradford City), who died at 72.
  • Maj Sjowall, Swedish writer (Martin Beck crime novels), who died at 84.
  • Denis Goldberg, South African anti-apartheid activist (convicted alongside Mandela), who died at 87.
  • Irrfan Khan, Indian film producer & actor (Paan Singh Tomar, Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi), who died of cancer at 53.
  • Irrfan Khan, Movie Actor.
  • Janis Lusis, Latvian athlete (Olympic gold men's javelin 1968, silver 1972, bronze 1968), who died at 80.
  • Jill Gascoine, British pioneering TV actress (The Gentle Touch), who died at 83.
  • Jill Gascoine, British stage and pioneering TV actress (The Gentle Touch- "Maggie Forbes"), and novelist, who died of Alzheimer's disease at 83.

On this day in 2019

  • Islamic State releases video showing leader Bakr al-Baghdadi for first time in five years.
  • Indonesia is planning to relocate its capital from Jakarta due to its sinking according to a government minister.
  • Indonesia is plans to relocate its capital from Jakarta due to the city sinking, according to a government minister.
  • Over 300 people declared to have died through overwork in Indonesia's one-day election on April 17th, with over 2,000 fallen sick.
  • Over 700 people infected with measles in the US, highest number for 25 years.
  • Sports Illustrated features a muslim model Halima Aden in a Burkini for the first time in their swimsuit edition.
  • Nova Grace Prince, Instagram Star, born in Houston, TX.
  • Nova Grace Prince, Instagram Star, born in United States.
  • John Singleton, American director and screenwriter (Boyz in the Hood), who died of a stroke at 51.
  • John Singleton, Director.
  • Les Murray, Poet.
  • Razvan Ciobanu, Fashion Designer.
  • Gino Marchetti, Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Pro Bowl x 11), who died of pneumonia at 93.
  • Carlo Mario Abate, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2018

  • Animated series "The Simpsons" surpasses 635-episode count of "Gunsmoke" '; highest number of episodes of any series on TV.
  • Animated series "The Simpsons" surpasses "Gunsmoke" 's 635-episode count to have highest episode count of any series on TV.
  • Sweden's official Twitter account confirms Swedish meatballs actually originated in Turkey.
  • Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal equals his Open-era record for most wins at the same event (11 Monte Carlo) with his 11th Barcelona ATP title.
  • UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd resigns amid immigration scandal involving the Windrush generation.
  • Robert Mandan, American actor best known for his role as Chester Tate in US sitcom "Soap", who died at 86.
  • Lester James Peries, Director.
  • Lil Lonnie, Rapper.
  • Michael Martin, British politician and Speaker of the House of Commons (2000-09), who died at 72.

On this day in 2017

  • 3 tornadoes hit south east of Dallas, Texas, killing 5.
  • Actress Carlson Young weds Foster the People member and producer Isom Innis in Fort Worth, Texas.

On this day in 2016

  • Canadian musician Drake releases "Views", his 4th studio album.
  • Fifteen of Prince's albums made it into the UK chart as fans rushed to buy his music following his sudden death. Six were in the top 40 with The Very Best Of, Ultimate and Purple Rain at two, three and four..
  • Iranian run-off elections give moderates and reforms a majority in parliament.
  • " H.O.L.Y" single released by Florida Georgia Line (Billboard Song of the Year 2016).
  • " Views" 4th studio album by Drake is released.
  • Dmytro Hnatyuk, Ukrainian baritone (1951-88), opera director State Opera,1975-88), and parliamentarian, who died at 91.
  • Don White, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2015

  • German Measles is declared eradicated from North and South America - 1st world region to do so.
  • Indonesia executes 8 prisoners, including 7 foreigners, for drug offences at Besi Prison on the island of Nusakambangan.
  • Gus Linder, Race Car Driver.
  • Jean Nidetch, American businesswoman and founder of Weight Watchers, who died at 91.
  • Calvin Peete, American golfer (12 PGA Tour titles), who died of lung cancer at 71.
  • Brian Sedgemore, British MP (Labour Party 1974-79 and 1983-2005), who died at 78.

On this day in 2014

  • David Gilmour, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr and Radiohead's Ed O'Brien and Philip Selway all signed an open letter, published by The Guardian, to keep musical instruments available to UK prisoners. Spearheaded by Billy Bragg, the singer-songwriter founded an "independent initiative"called Jail Guitar Doors in 2007 to provide instruments for the rehabilitation of inmates..
  • Bob Hoskins, English actor (Who Framed Roger Rabbit), who died from pneumonia at 71.
  • (Abraham) "Glenn" Osser, American arranger and orchestra leader (Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue; Miss America Pageant), who died at 99.
  • Gailene Stock, Australian ballerina, teacher, and dance school director, who died of cancer at 68.
  • Paul Goddard, American rock bassist (Atlanta Rhythm Section - "So In To You"), who died of cancer at 68.

On this day in 2013

  • 7 people are killed after a Boeing 747 crashes in Bagram, Afghanistan.
  • Zion Gutierrez, Instagram Star, born in Switzerland.
  • Yasin Cute, TikTok Star, born in Denmark.
  • John La Montaine, American composer, who died at 93.




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