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Today in the World Countries
- SÃ£o TomÃ© Day is being celebrated in Sao Tome And Principe
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Sagittarius as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Siyamak Saleh, Doctor, born in South Africa.
On this day in 2022
- Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky visits Washington, DC, meets with US President Joe Biden at the White House, and addresses Congress.
On this day in 2021
- Major breakthrough in development of nuclear fission energy when experiment produces 59 megajoules of energy over five seconds at JET Laboratory, UK (reported Feb 2022).
- (Wilbert) Billy Davis, American tennis player (11 x American Tennis Association Titles), who died of congestive heart failure at 91.
On this day in 2020
- US begins vaccinating for COVID-19 pandemic using the Moderna vaccine.
- US President-elect Joe Biden receives the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 pandemic vaccine live on TV.
- Governor of California Gavin Newson says there are now no intensive care beds left in Southern California or the San Joaquin valley.
- Hawaiian vocalist Israel Kamakawiwo?ole's official music video for his rendition of Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg's "Over the Rainbow" reaches a billion views on YouTube.
- Waylon Bradford, Family Member, born in United States.
- Waylon Marable, Family Member, born in United States.
- Kevin Greene, American Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker (5 x Pro Bowl; First-team All-Pro 1989,94,96; LA Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers), who died at 58.
- Kevin Greene, Football Player.
- K. T. Oslin, American country singer (80's Ladies), who died at 78.
On this day in 2019
- Mariah Carey topped the US Billboard Hot 100 with 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' for the first time,25 years after its original release, thereby breaking several records, including the longest trip to number one. With estimated sales of over 16 million copies worldwide, 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' is the best-selling holiday song by a female artist, and one of the best-selling physical singles in music history. The following year, the song also topped the charts in the UK for the first time, spending a record 69 weeks in its top 40 prior to reaching number one..
- Martin Peters, English soccer midfielder (67 caps; West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City), who died from Alzheimer's disease at 76.
- Sam Strahan, New Zealand rugby union lock (17 caps; Manawatu), who died at 74.
On this day in 2018
- Tennis Australia announces a 10-point tie break to be implemented in Australian Open when deciding set reaches 6-6; takes place of 2-game advantage final sets.
- Katie Hagar, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2017
- UN General Assembly votes 128 to 9 to denounce US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
- Tom Colella, Race Car Driver.
- Richard "Dick" Enberg, American sportscaster (NBC, CBS, ESPN), who died of a heart attack at 82.
- Roswell Rudd, American free-jazz trombonist (Archie Shepp), and avant-garde composer (New York Art Quartet), who died of prostate cancer at 82.
- Bruce McCandless II, American aviator, electrical engineer and astronaut who made the 1st untethered space walk (STS 41B, STS-31), who died at 80.
- Wolfgang Ludewig, German composer, who died at 91.
On this day in 2016
- Carl Icahn is announced as Special Advisor to the President on Regulatory Reform, under President Donald Trump.
- American singer Richard Marx told of how he had to restrain a fellow passenger on a Korean Air flight after the man, who was drunk allegedly attacked others onboard. The incident happened as Marx and his wife were travelling from Hanoi to Seoul. The man was arrested upon landing in South Korean..
- Indian sports drama film "Dangal" directed by Nitesh Tiwari and starring Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra premieres - first Indian film to earn $300 million worldwide.
- Weston Noble, American music educator and conductor (Luther College,1948-2005), who died at 94.
On this day in 2015
- David Emms, British educator (London Goodenough Trust), who died at 90.
On this day in 2014
- Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish formally converted their civil partnership to a marriage hosting a ceremony at their Windsor estate in Berkshire. David and Victoria Beckham, Ed Sheeran, Lulu and actor David Walliams were among the guests..
- British pop piano player and singer Elton John at the age of 67 marries Canadian filmmaker David Furnish at the age of 51.
- British pop piano player and singer Elton John at the age of 67 weds Canadian filmmaker David Furnish at the age of 52 at their estate in Windsor, England on the 9th anniversary of their civil partnership.
- British pop piano player and singer Elton John marries producer David Furnish.
- Singer Elton John marries producer David Furnish.
- Udo Jürgens [Bockelmann], Austrian-Swiss pop singer-songwriter (Eurovision Song Contest,1966), who died of heart failure at 80.
- Udo Jurgens, Composer.
- Sonia d’Artois, British Canadian WWII resistance agent, who died at 90.
- Billie Whitelaw, British actress (Omen, Adding Machine), who died at 82.
On this day in 2013
- Actress and model Teresa Palmer at the age of 27 weds actor/director Mark Webber at the age of 33 in Mexico.
- David Coleman, British sports commentator (worked for the BBC for 46 years), who died at 87.
- Bronzell Miller, American WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), who died at 42.
- Eli Beeding, American Air Force Captain and rocket test pilot, who died at 85.
- Lars Edlund, Swedish composer, who died at 91.