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Today in the World Countries

  • Slovak Uprising Day is being celebrated in Slovakia

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Josh Tyrell, TikTok Star, born in Zurich, Switzerland.

On this day in 2022

  • St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hits career home run 694 off of major league record 450th different pitcher in 13-4 win over Reds in Cincinnati.
  • Charlbi Dean, Movie Actress.
  • Ernie Zampese, American football coach (San Diego State University 1967–75; SD Chargers asst. head coach 1983-85), who died at 86.

On this day in 2021

  • American drummer Ron Bushy died following a battle with cancer, at the age of 79. He was a member of the rock band Iron Butterfly and as the drum soloist on the band's iconic song In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida released in 1968. He was the only member of the group to appear on all six of its studio albums..
  • Missile and drone attack on al-Anad airbase in south Yemen kills at least 30 soldiers, one of the deadliest attacks in recent years.
  • Hurricane Ida makes landfall as a Category 4 storm near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
  • Jamaican record producer and singer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry died from an unspecified illness, aged 85. He was noted for his innovative studio techniques and production style and was a pioneer in the 1970s development of dub music with his early adoption of remixing and studio effects to create new instrumental or vocal versions of existing reggae tracks. He worked with and produced for a wide variety of artists, including Bob Marley and the Wailers, Junior Murvin, Beastie Boys, Ari Up, The Clash, The Orb, and many others..
  • Ottilie Deyes, Family Member, born in England.
  • (Rainford) Lee "Scratch" Perry, Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter and producer (The Upsetters), who died at 85.
  • Ron Bushy, American rock drummer (Iron Butterfly - “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”), who died of esophageal cancer at 79.
  • Jacques Rogge, Belgian sports administrator (8th President International Olympic Committee 2001-13), who died at 79.
  • Lee "Scratch" Perry, [Rainford Hugh Perry] Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter and producer (The Upsetters), who died at 85.
  • Lee Scratch Perry, Music Producer.
  • Mercedes Morr, Instagram Star.
  • Ed Asner, American Emmy Award-winning actor (The Mary Tyler Moore Show - "Mr. Grant" ; Lou Grant, Roots; Up), and activist, who died at 91.
  • Ed Asner, Movie Actor.

On this day in 2020

  • Elon Musk unveils pig named Gertrude with coin-sized computer in her brain, part of his Nuralink start-up creating a brain-to-machine interface.
  • American actress Niecy Nash at the age of 50 weds American R& B singer Jessica Betts at the age of 38.
  • Clifford Robinson, American basketball center (NBA All Star 1994; 6th Man of Year Award 1993; Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers), who died from lymphoma at 53.
  • Cliff Robinson, Basketball Player.
  • Jürgen Schadeberg, German-born South African photographer who photographed apartheid struggle, who died at 89.
  • Tony Schiller, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2019

  • Scientists announce there is no single 'gay'gene with genetics accounting for at most 25% of same-sex behavior, in study published in "Science".
  • Noel Gallagher said he wanted to start a petition to break the Foo Fighters up. It followed Dave Grohl and co’s headline performance at the UK Reading Festival, at which the frontman and Foos drummer Taylor Hawkins told the crowd they wanted to start a petition to get Oasis to reunite..
  • Discovery of world's largest child sacrifice site announced by archaeologists with 227 victims from Chimú culture in Huanchaco, Peru.
  • Randy Romero, American jockey (Breeder's Cup 1987-89; Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame 2010), who died from kidney and liver cancer at 61.

On this day in 2018

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin announces new retirement ages,60 for women,65 for men in TV address, amid protests.
  • Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers signs NFL record contract extension with the Green Bay Packers; 4 years worth $134m rising to a possible $180m with a record $103m in guarantees.
  • Ariana Grande was at No.1 on the UK album chart with her fourth studio album Sweetener. The album which features guest appearances from Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliott also topped the US charts and won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album marking Grande's first career Grammy win..
  • Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond resigns from the Scottish National Party amid sexual abuse allegations.
  • Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond resigns from the Scottish National Party amid sexual abuse allegatuons.
  • John McCain is only the third person to lie in state at the Arizona state capital rotunda in Phoenix.
  • Germany hands back human remains of Namibian Herero and Nama people murdered during 1904-08 genocide at church service in Berlin.
  • Peter Mond,4th Baron Melchett, English jurist and Labour politician who was Minister of State for Northern Ireland (1976-79), who died at 70.
  • Paul Taylor, American dancer and choreographer (Paul Taylor Dance Company), who died at 88.

On this day in 2017

  • US President Donald Trump visits flood affected Texas.
  • Hurricane Harvey sets rainfall record (51.88 inches in Cedar Bayou) from a tropical cyclone in continental US, according to US National Weather Service.
  • Monsoon rains in Mumbai cause chaos closing schools and airports.
  • Abigail Hale, Family Member, born in Santa Monica, CA.
  • Dmitri Kogan, Russian concert violinist (Five Great Violins), who died of cancer at 38.
  • Larry Elgart, American big band jazz alto saxophonist, and bandleader (" Bandstand Boogie" ; "Hooked On Swing"), who died at 95.
  • Janine Charrat, French ballerina and choreographer, who died at 93.

On this day in 2016

  • Italian coastguard says 6,500 migrants rescued at sea in 40 separate incidents in 1 day off coast of Sabratha, Libya.
  • Gene Wilder [Jerome Silberman], American actor (Blazing Saddles, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), who died at 83.
  • Gene Wilder [Jerome Silberman], American actor (Blazing Saddles, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), who died at 83.
  • Gene Wilder, Movie Actor.

On this day in 2015

  • Wayne Dyer, American psychologist and author (Universe Within You), who died at 75.

On this day in 2014

  • Riots break out in Guinea following rumours that health workers are deliberately transmitting the Ebola virus to locals.
  • Senegal is 5th country hit by Ebola.
  • Don Tilley, Race Car Driver.
  • Bjorn Waldegaard, Race Car Driver.
  • Bjorn Waldegard, Swedish rally driver, who died from cancer at 70.
  • Björn Waldegård, Swedish rally driver (World Rally Championship 1979), who died from cancer at 70.
  • Keith Nowicki, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2013

  • 41 people are killed and 33 are injured in a bus accident in Kenya.




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