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Today in the World Countries
- Easter Saturday is being celebrated in Botswana, Chile, El Salvador, Fiji, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Zimbabwe
- Holy Saturday is being celebrated in Belize, Tuvalu, Zambia
- Nuzul Al-Quran is being celebrated in Brunei
- Nuzul Al-Quran (Many Regions) is being celebrated in Malaysia
- The Day Before Easter Sunday is being celebrated in Macau
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Graham Knox, Bassist, born in Dublin, Ireland.
- Kong Socheat, Instagram Star, born in Cambodia.
- Poppenatelier, Instagram Star, born in Belgium.
On this day in 2022
- Pink Floyd reunited to record their first new material in 28 years, a protest song against the Ukraine war. 'Hey Hey, Rise Up!' featured David Gilmour and Nick Mason alongside long-time Floyd bassist Guy Pratt and Nitin Sawhney on keyboards. The song is built around a refrain from Ukrainian singer Andriy Khlyvnyuk of the band Boombox. Gilmour was inspired after being shown Khlyvnyuk's Instagram feed showing footage of himself in Kyiv's Sofiyskaya Square, fully armed and ready to fight the Russian invasion..
- US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bans Will Smith from attending the Oscars for 10 years after he slapped host Chris Rock on stage during the 2022 ceremony.
- First all-private space flight, Axiom-1 launches to the International Space Station.
- Henri Depireux, Belgian soccer midfielder (2 caps; RFC Liège, Standard de Liège) and manager (Cameroon, Congo DR, FC Metz), who died at 78.
On this day in 2021
- Dr. Anthony Fauci thanks American health workers for their sacrifice during the pandemic, acknowledging their more than 3,600 deaths.
- Egyptian archaeologists announce their most important find since Tutankhamun's tomb - discovery of a lost 'golden city'the 3,000-years-old ancient city of Aten near Luxor.
- US President Joe Biden says "Gun violence in this country is an epidemic" as he unveils package of executive actions including restrictions on "ghost guns".
- Seventh night of unrest in Belfast, Northern Ireland even after joint call for calm by UK PM and Irish Premier.
- Conn Findlay, American rower (Olympic gold coxed pair 1956,64) and sailer (Olympic bronze Tempest 1976), who died at 90.
- Conn Findlay, American rower (Olympic gold coxed pair 1956,64) and sailor (Olympic bronze Tempest 1976), who died at 90.
- Diána Igaly, Hungarian sport shooter (Olympic gold women's skeet 2004; bronze 2000), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 56.
On this day in 2020
- Bernie Sanders drops out of the Democratic race for US president.
- Saudi-backed coalition fighting Houthi fighters in Yemen calls for a ceasefire after five years to stop the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
- World Trade organization predicts a drop in global trade greater than the 2008 financial crisis, between 13% and 32% for 2020.
- Glenn Fredly, R& B Singer.
- Jackie Du Preez, Zimbabwe cricket spin bowler (2 Tests, South Africa; Zimbabwe Test selector), who died from heart failure at 77.
- Linda Tripp, Politician.
On this day in 2019
- 600 million birds die each year in the US after striking tall buildings with Chicago the worst city, according to Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
- 1 in 4 Japanese adults a virgin aged 18-39 according to new research by Tokyo University.
- Actress Allison Mack pleads guilty to sex-trafficking charges for her involvement in sex cult NXIVM.
- Actress Allison Mack pleads guilty to sex-trafficking charges for her involvement in suspected sex cult Nxivm.
- 14 tons of black market Pangolin scales from 36,000 animals discovered in Singapore, one of largest ever found worldwide.
- 81st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Virginia beats Texas Tech,85-77 OT; Cavaliers first ever National title; forward De'Andre Hunter,27 points.
- Protests in Sudan against the government of Omar al-Bashir continue with seven killed and 2,500 arrested in Khartoum.
- Record 17ft (5.2M) invasive Burmese python pregnant with 73 eggs captured in Florida's Big Cypress National Preserve.
- Amaro Griezmann, Family Member, born in France.
On this day in 2018
- Hungarian parliamentary election won by right-wing Fidesz–KDNP alliance with Viktor Orbán remaining Prime Minister.
- 82nd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Patrick Reed wins his first major title,1 stroke ahead of fellow American Rickie Fowler.
- WrestleMania XXXIV, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA: Ronda Rousey makes WWE debut, teaming with Kurt Angle to beat Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in a mixed tag team match.
- John Miles, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2017
- Fifth day of protests by thousands in Caracas, Venezuela against the government.
- 170th Grand National: Derek Fox wins aboard 14/1 One For Arthur; second ever Scottish-trained winner of the event.
- The late rapper Tupac Shakur, singer, songwriter Joan Baez and Pearl Jam were all entered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.They were inducted alongside the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), Journey and Yes during a concert in New York City..
- Trump's personal aide Omarosa Manigault at the age of 43 weds pastor John Allen Newman at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C..
- Georgy Grechko, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 17,26, T-14), who died at 85.
- Brian Matthew, British disc jockey (Saturday Club), who died at 88.
On this day in 2016
- Alex Turner secured his seventh consecutive UK No.1 album with The Last Shadow Puppets' Everything You've Come To Expect. It was the second time the band had debuted at the top of the album chart and Turner's five albums with Arctic Monkeys also all debuted at No.1 in the UK..
- 31st Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, Steve Miller, and N.W.A.
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, Steve Miller, and N.W.A.
On this day in 2015
- Olivia Busby, Reality Star, born in Houston, TX.
- Parker Busby, Reality Star, born in Houston, TX.
- Riley Busby, Reality Star, born in Houston, TX.
- Ava Busby, Reality Star, born in Houston, TX.
- Avery Leung, Instagram Star, born in Hong Kong, China.
- Mini Jazza, Family Member, born in Australia.
- Hazel Busby, Reality Star, born in Houston, TX.
On this day in 2014
- Mike Babcock wins his 414th career game as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, becoming the winningest coach in Red Wings history (passing Jack Adams).
- 33rd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Notre Dame,79-58; 2nd time a school has won both men's & women's Div I national titles in same year.
- The Ultimate Warrior [James Brian Hellwig], American Hall of Fame professional wrestler, who died from a heart attack at 54.
- Ultimate Warrior, Wrestler.
- James Hellwig, Wrestler.
On this day in 2013
- Filip Vujanovic’s election as President of Montenegro is confirmed by the electoral commission.
- 75th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats Michigan,82-76; Cardinals'forward Luke Hancock hits 22 points.
- 163 people are killed and 50,000 are displaced after tribal violence erupts in Darfur, Sudan.
- 15 people are killed and 53 are wounded by a car bombing in Damascus.
- Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song, The Violet Seller), who died at 85.
- Annette Funicello, American actress (Mickey Mouse Club; Beach Blanket Bingo), and singer (" Tall Paul"). dies from multiple sclerosis complications at 70.
- Annette Funicello, American singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), who died from multiple sclerosis complications at 70.
- Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (1979 - 1990) dies aged 87.
- Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (1979-1990) dies at 87.
- Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (1979-1990) dies of a stroke at 87.
- Margaret Thatcher, World Leader.