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Today's Star Sign

People born on this day are Sagittarius as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Gonsabellla, Twitch Star, born in Bilbao, Spain.

On this day in 2022

  • Yoshio Kikugawa, Japanese soccer defender (16 caps; Mitsubishi Motors FC) and manager (Avispa Fukuoka FC 1982-94), who died from pneumonia at 78.

On this day in 2021

  • Antony Sher, Stage Actor.
  • Darlene Hard, American tennis player (US C'ships 1960-61, French C'ships 1960; 18 Grand Slam doubles titles), who died at 85.

On this day in 2020

  • The UK becomes the first western country to authorize a vaccine for COVID-19 pandemic, the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
  • US Attorney General William Barr says there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, despite claims by President Donald Trump.
  • US records its largest daily death toll for COVID-19 pandemic at 2,885 and for the first time patient numbers in hospital exceed 100,000.
  • Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, French politician, President of France (1974-81), who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 94.
  • Pamela Tiffin, American actress (One, Two, Three; Viva Max!), who died at 78.
  • Pat Patterson, Canadian pro wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame; creator Royal Rumble), who died from cancer at 79.
  • Pat Patterson, Wrestler.
  • Rafer Johnson, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1960), who died from stroke complications at 86.

On this day in 2019

  • Hawaiian Carissa Moore earns her 4th World Surf League Women’s Championship Tour title with a third placing at the season-ending Maui Pro event at Honolua Bay.
  • FIFA Ballon d'Or: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi wins his record 6th award from Liverpool's Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk; American midfielder Megan Rapinoe is Women's World Player of the Year.
  • Steve Bullock and Joe Sestak drop out of the US Presidential race.
  • Francesco Janich, Italian soccer defender (6 caps; Bologna), who died at 82.
  • Fred Storey, Canadian curler (World C'ship gold 1966,68,69), who died at 87.

On this day in 2018

  • Andrés Manuel López Obrador is sworn in as President of Mexico.
  • Israeli police recommend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife be charged with fraud and bribery.
  • Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari denies he has died and been replaced by a Sudanese impostor after ill health.
  • Trade war truce agreed between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at G-20 meeting in Argentina.

On this day in 2017

  • Egyptian lawyer Nabih al-Wahsh sentenced to 3 years in prison for saying women wearing ripped jeans should be raped.

On this day in 2016

  • Donald Trump takes a call with Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen, in a break from America's long standing "One China" policy.
  • Fire during a dance party at an Oakland warehouse kills 36.
  • For 6th time in 7 years, Cincinnati Reds 1st baseman Joey Votto wins Tip O'Neill Award as best Canadian MLB player; hit.326 with NL-leading.434 OBP,29 HRs & 97 RBIs in an outstanding all-around season for last-place club.
  • Sammy Lee, American diver (Olympic Gold 10m platform 1948,52), who died from pneumonia at 96.
  • Paul de Wispelaere, Flemish writer and critic, who died at 88.

On this day in 2015

  • Attack on a social services centre in San Bernardino, California kills 14 and wounds 17.
  • Anthony Valentine, British actor (Colditz), who died at 76.

On this day in 2014

  • After featuring in a magazine article with long-time life partner, veteran MLB umpire and crew chief Dale Scott openly acknowledges his homosexuality; overwhelmingly positive reaction from baseball circles.
  • Comedian Bill Cosby resigns from the board of trustees of an American university following renewed sexual assault allegations.
  • Elizabeth Lauten, an aide to a Republican congressman resigns after her online criticism of President Barack Obama's teenage daughters.
  • Stephen Hawking claims that Artificial Intelligence could be a "threat to mankind" and spell the end of the human race.
  • Hong Kong pro-democracy activists clash with police as they try to surround the government's headquarters in some of the worst violence since the protests began.
  • The World Food Programme suspends critical food aid to more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt because of a lack of funds.
  • Vanuatu police arrest at least 20 people over the deaths by hanging of two men accused of sorcery.
  • Josie Cichockyj, British wheelchair athlete (wheelchair racing [WR 5,000m], basketball, tennis, table tennis), who died from cancer at 49.
  • Jean Béliveau, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Hart Trophy 1956,64; Art Ross Trophy 1956; Conn Smythe Trophy 1965; record 17 Stanley Cups), who died at 83.
  • Jean Beliveau, Hockey Player.
  • Don Laws, American figure skater and coach (Scott Hamilton, Patrick Chan, Tiffany Chin), who died from heart failure at 85.
  • Bobby Keyes, American Saxophonist, who died at 70.

On this day in 2013

  • China launches its first moon rover mission.
  • " The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug",2nd film in the Hobbit series, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in Los Angeles.
  • Pedro Rocha, Uruguayan soccer midfielder and manager (52 caps; Peñarol, São Paulo F.C.), who died from mesencephalic atrophy at 70.
  • Jean-Claude Beton, Algerian-born French businessman, entrepreneur and soft-drink manufacturer (Orangina), who died at 88.
  • Mary Riggans, Movie Actress.




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