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Today in the World Countries
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Leo as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2022
- Dr. Anthony Fauci announces he will step down as chief medical advisor to the US President and as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
- Bill Haller, American baseball umpire (AL 1961,63-82; 15 x AL C'ship Series games; 27 x World Series games; 4 x MLB All-Star games), who died at 87.
On this day in 2021
- Brian Travers, British saxophonist with UB40, died from cancer age 62. With UB40 he had the 1983 UK No.1 & 1988 US No.1 single 'Red Red Wine' and over 30 other UK top 40 hits..
- British Open Women's Golf, Carnoustie CC: Anna Nordqvist of Sweden finishes 1 stroke clear of Madelene Sagström, Lizette Salas and Georgia Hall to win her third major title.
- Josephine Baker will be the first black woman to be interred in the Panthéon in Paris, according to the French government.
- Tropical storm Henri makes landfall near Westerly, Rhode Island.
- US Vice President Kamala Harris arrives in Singapore to begin a short visit to South East Asia.
- Rod Gilbert, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right-wing,1960-78 (NY Rangers; first NYR to have # retired), who died at 80.
- Micki Grant [Minnie Perkins], American theater singer, actress, and composer (Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope; Your Arms Are Too Short To Box With God), who died at 92.
- Brian Travers, British rock saxophonist (UB40 - "Red, Red Wine"), who died of cancer at 62.
- Alberto Bica, Uruguayan soccer right winger (9 caps; Racing, River Plate, Nacional Montevideo), who died from leukemia at 63.
On this day in 2020
- Fires burning in Northern California declared Major Disaster with LNU Lighting Complex Fire (341,243 acres) and SCU Lightening Complex Fire (339,968) amongst 3 largest wildfires in state history.
- Fires burning in Northern California declared Major Disaster with LNU Lightning Complex Fire (341,243 acres) and SCU Lightning Complex Fire (339,968) among the 3 largest wildfires in state history.
- Mexican COVID-19 pandemic death toll passes 60,000, world's third highest.
- 13 people die in a stampede at an illegal disco in Lima, Peru, during a police raid to shut it down.
- Alessandro Mazzinghi, Boxer.
- Alessandro Mazzinghi, Italian boxer (WBA and WBC light-middleweight champion 1963–65,68), who died from a stroke at 81.
On this day in 2019
- Bielefeld in Germany offers €1m prize to anyone in who can prove the town doesn't exit to disprove 25-year-old conspiracy theory.
- Russia launches Fedor, the first life-sized robot, into space to the International Space Station on a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.
- South Korea says it is leaving an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan in an escalation of the rift between the two countries.
- Bobby Dillon, American NFL defensive back (second to record 50 interceptions), who died of dementia at 89.
On this day in 2018
- Discovery of a bone of a 90,000 hybrid human, half Neanderthal, half Denisovan from Anuy River, Siberia published in "Nature".
- American musician Ed King died in his Nashville, Tennessee, home at 68 years of age. He was a guitarist for the psychedelic rock band Strawberry Alarm Clock and guitarist and bassist for the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1972 to 1975 and again from 1987 to 1996..
- Australia's House of Representatives is closed down early because of the Liberal Party leadership battle.
- Forbes say George Clooney made more money in a single year ($239 million) than any actor ever ($239m), due to sale of alcohol company, followed by Dwayne Johnson ($124m).
- Longest ever bull market for Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index at 3,453 days (using 19.9 percent decline in 1990 as the start, usually 20%).
- Ed King, American psychedelic rock musician (Strawberry Alarm Clock; Lynyrd Skynyrd), who died of cancer at 68.
- Edward "Ed" King, American psychedelic rock musician (Strawberry Alarm Clock, Lynyrd Skynyrd), who died of cancer at 68.
On this day in 2017
- India's highest court outlaws instant divorce for Muslim men (talaq, talaq, talaq).
- Missouri Governor Eric Greitens grants stay of execution for Marcellus Williams in light of possible new DNA eividence.
- John Abercrombie, American jazz guitarist, who died of heart failure at 72.
- Rafael "Felo" Ramírez, Cuban-American Spanish language sports announcer (Miami Marlins), who died at 94.
On this day in 2016
- It was reported that pills seized from the home of Prince contained the dangerously powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl but were mislabelled. Officials investigating the artist's death said the pills were labelled as hydrocodone, a weaker type of opioid.Autopsy results released in June revealed Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose..
- American actor and comedian Chris Rock at the age of 31 divorces founder and executive director of StyleWorks Malaak Compton-Rock, after 19 years of marriage.
- (Jean-Baptiste) "Toots" Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz harmonica player, guitarist, whistler, and composer, who died at 94.
- Roberto Cassan, Italian-American jazz and folk accordionist, who died of a heart attack at 53.
- S. R. [Sellapan Ramanathan] Nathan,6th President of Singapore (1999-2011), who died at 92.
- Toots [Jean-Baptiste] Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz musician and composer, who died at 94.
On this day in 2015
- 15th Athletics World Championships open at Beijing, China.
- A vintage Hawker Hunter plane crashes onto the A27 dual carriageway road during the Shoreham airshow in Britain killing at least 11.
- Andy Mapple, English water skier (World Slalom C'ship 1981,89,95,97,99,2001), who died at 52.
- Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), who died at 93.
- Charles Tomlinson, British poet and translator, who died at 88.
- Eric Thompson, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2014
- John Lennon's killer,59-year-old Mark David Chapman, was denied parole by New York State officials for the eighth time. In handing down their decision, the parole board said, "Your release would be incompatible with the welfare of society and would so deprecate the serious nature of the crime as to undermine respect for the law.".
- 2nd Ebola death in Nigeria, Africa’s most populated country.
- California Attorney General Kamala Harris marries lawyer Douglas Emhoff in Santa Barbara.
- Ur Ananthamurthy, Novelist.
On this day in 2013
- 14 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Western Iraq.
- Keiko Fuji, Japanese enka singer and actress, who died at 62.