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Today in the World Countries
- Shabdrung Kuchoe is being celebrated in Bhutan
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- A.S.K_Kj, TikTok Star, born in Warner Robins, GA.
On this day in 2022
- Bach Long Bridge, the world's longest glass-bottom bridge at 632m opens in Moc Chau Island mountain park, Vietnam.
- US country music star Naomi Judd died at the age of 76. The Kentucky-born singer was part of the Grammy award-winning duo The Judds, performing with her daughter Wynonna. The Judds released six studio albums during a career spanning three decades, winning them many prestigious accolades - including five Grammys and nine Country Music Association Awards..
- (Diana) "Naomi" Judd, American Grammy Award-winning country singer (The Judds - "Why Not Me"), who died of a self-inflicted gunshot at 76.
On this day in 2021
- 45 killed and 150 injured in a crush of people at the Israeli Lag B'Omer festival at Mount Meron.
- Australia announces a ban on citizens returning from India, stranding 8,000 people, and making it a criminal offence to return, amid India's COVID-19 pandemic crisis - first democratic country to do so.
- Anthony Payne, British composer (Phoenix Mass; Visions and Journeys), critic, and musicologist, who died at 84.
On this day in 2020
- British Captain Tom Moore, who raised more £30 million for the National Health Service walking in his garden, turns 100 and made an honorary colonel by the Queen.
- Eurozone economy shrinks at -3.8% between Jan and Mar 2020, the fastest rate on record with Euro Bank President Christine Lagarde warning the 2nd quarter will be even worse.
- US President Donald Trump claims COVID-19 pandemic originated in a lab in Wuhan, while the Office of the Director of National Intelligence saying the virus is not manmade.
- Russian Prime Minister Mikhail V. Mishustin says he has COVID-19 pandemic.
- South Korea reports no new domestic cases of COVID-19 pandemic for 1st time, their virus cases peaked Feb 29.
- UK PM Boris Johnson says Britain is past the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
- Tony Allen, Nigerian drummer who pioneered Afrobeat sound, who died of an aortic aneurysm at 79.
- Rishi Kapoor, Indian Bollywood actor and director (Bobby, Do Dooni Chaar), who died at 67.
- Rishi Kapoor, Movie Actor.
- Chuni Goswami, Indian soccer striker and captain (30 caps; Mohun Bagan) and cricket all-rounder (captain Bengal), who died from cardiac arrest at 82.
On this day in 2019
- American concert promoter and media personality Russ Gibb died. He was best known for his role in the "Paul McCartney is dead"phenomenon, a story he broke as a disc jockey on radio station WKNR-FM in Detroit. As a promotor around the Detroit music scene he was instrumental in giving the MC5, Ted Nugent and Iggy Pop their start..
- English musician Boon Gould died age 64. He was one of the four founding members of Level 42 who scored the 1986 hit 'Lessons in Love', which reached No.3 on the UK Singles Chart, and No.12 on the US chart..
- Japanese Emperor Akihito declares his abdication at a ceremony in Tokyo which officially takes effect the following day.
- New type of dementia identified and named limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy (Late) after misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's disease.
- Mike Doyle, American surfer (World C'ship 1964 runner-up; World Tandem Champion 1965,67), who died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 78.
- (Rowland) "Boon" Gould, British rock guitarist (Level 42,1979-87 - "Hot Water"), takes his own life at 64.
- Peter Mayhew, British American actor (Chewbacca in Star Wars), who died at 74.
- Peter Mayhew, Movie Actor.
On this day in 2018
- Pakistani city of Nawabshah sets global record for an April temperature, recording high of 50.2C.
- Superhero film "Avengers: Infinity War" sets new record for an opening weekend earning $250 million in the US, $630 million worldwide.
- Sajid Javid is named UK Home Secretary by Prime Minister Teresa May.
- World's oldest known spider, a female trapdoor, who died after being killed by a wasp sting in Western Australia, aged 43.
- New species of water beetle from Malaysian Borneo’s Maliau Basin named after actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
- Etienne Terrus art museum in Elne, France, reveals half of its collection are fakes.
- Coordinated double suicide attack kills 36 in Kabul, Afghanistan, including nine journalists.
On this day in 2017
- Mbah Gotho, Supercentenarian.
- Ueli Steck, Mountain Climber.
- Ueli Steck, Swiss mountain climber, who died in a climbing accident in Nepal at 40.
- Preston Henn, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2016
- Phil Ryan, Welsh keyboardist and composer (Man, Pete Brown), who died at 69.
- Marisol (Maria Sol) Escobar, Venezuelan sculptor, who died at 85.
- Daniel Berrigan, American Jesuit priest and peace activist (Vietnam War), who died at 94.
On this day in 2015
- Ben E King, (Benjmin Earl Nelson), soul and R&B singer with The Drifters, died at the Hackensack University Medical Center at the age of 76. The Driffters had the 1960 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Save The Last Dance For Me', and King scored the the 1987 UK No.1 solo single 'Stand By Me', (first released in 1961)..
- MESSENGER spacecraft is intentionally deorbited and destroyed.
- NFL Draft: Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- US senator Bernie Sanders announces he will seek the Democratic Party's nomination for President.
- Ronald Senator, British composer (Holocaust Requiem), and educator (Musicolor), who died in a house fire at 89.
- Ben E. King [Nelson], American soul singer (Stand By Me), who died at 76.
- Ben E. King, Soul Singer.
- Ben E. King [Benjamin Earl Nelson], American soul singer (Stand by Me), who died at 76.
On this day in 2014
- Masked gunmen and pro-Russian separatists take control of more buildings in eastern Ukraine.
- Guitarist Wilko Johnson had a major operation in an attempt to treat his pancreatic cancer. Johnson was diagnosed at the end of 2012 and was given 10 months to live after rejecting chemotherapy. Johnson told Q magazine that a cancer doctor had become curious as to why he wasn't dead. And why I wasn't even sick which resulted in more tests..
- Arslan Glumac, YouTube Star, born in Serbia.
- Ian Ross, Journalist.
- Leo Kraft, American composer, who died at 91.
On this day in 2013
- Hannah Warren, who was born without a trachea, at 2, becomes the youngest patient to receive a stem cell bioengineered organ.
- Apple offers the largest bond offering from a private company of 17 Billion.
- Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna is declared "The First Superstar of Indian cinema" at the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards.
- 13 people are killed after a bomb explodes in Damascus.
- Willem-Alexander becomes the first male Monarch of Netherlands in 123 years, following the abdication of his mother, Queen Beatrix.