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Today in the World Countries

  • Christmas Eve is being celebrated in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Guatemala, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Macau, Slovakia, South Sudan, Venezuela
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Libya

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

On this day in 2022

  • Mandla Maphumulo, Music Producer.
  • Tunisha Sharma, Indian actress (Alibaba - Dastaan-e-Kabul), found dead at 20.

On this day in 2021

  • LadBaby made chart history when his song 'Sausage Rolls for Everyone', a sausage roll-themed parody of Ed Sheeran and Elton John's No.1 single 'Merry Christmas' and also featuring Sheeran and John, debuted at No.1 in the UK Singles Chart. It gave the Nottingham-born YouTuber and musician his fourth consecutive Christmas No.1 single. LadBaby became only the second act in history, after The Beatles, to secure four Christmas No.1 singles, but was the very first to achieve four consecutive Christmas chart-toppers, surpassing the records of both The Beatles and The Spice Girls..
  • J.D. Crowe, American bluegrass banjo player and band leader (The New South), who died at 84.

On this day in 2020

  • Ivry Gitlis, Israeli classical violin virtuoso, who died at 98.

On this day in 2019

  • American songwriter Allee Willis died age 72. Willis co-wrote hit songs including 'September' and 'Boogie Wonderland' by Earth, Wind & Fire and 'I’ll Be There for You' by the Rembrandts, the theme from the TV sitcom Friends. Her compositions sold over 60 million records and she was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018..
  • Walter Horak, Austrian soccer striker (13 caps; Wiener Sport Club, Sochaux), who died at 88.

On this day in 2018

  • Osvaldo Bayer, Screenwriter.

On this day in 2017

  • Heather Menzies-Urich, Canadian actress (The Sound of Music, Piranha), who died of cancer at 68.

On this day in 2016

  • Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt died in hospital in Marbella, Spain aged 68. He died from a severe infection after going to hospital, following complications to a shoulder injury. His partnership with Francis Rossi became the core of Status Quo, one of Britain's most enduring bands. Status Quo had over 60 chart hits in the UK, more than any other rock band, including "Pictures of Matchstick Men" in 1967, "Whatever You Want" in 1979 and "In the Army Now" in 2010. Twenty-two of these reached the Top 10 in the UK Singles Chart. In July 1985 the band opened Live Aid at Wembley Stadium with "Rockin' All Over the World"..
  • Vera Rubin, American astronomer who discovered dark matter, who died at 88.
  • Richard Adams, English author (Watership Down), who died at 96.
  • Rick Parfitt, British pop guitarist and singer (Status Quo - "Wanderer" ; "Pictures of Matchstick Men"), who died at 68.
  • Jack Philip Cannon, British composer, who died at 87.

On this day in 2015

  • William Guest of Gladys Knight And The Pips died of heart failure at the age of 74. His background vocals can be heard on all of the group's hits, including 'Midnight Train To Georgia', 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' and the Grammy winning 'Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)'..
  • Chosen Newton, Family Member, born in Atlanta, GA.
  • William Guest, American singer (Gladys Knight Show), who died at 74.

On this day in 2014

  • Boniface "Buddy" DeFranco, Italian-American jazz clarinetist and bandleader (Glenn Miller Orchestra), who died at 91.

On this day in 2013

  • Edgar Bronfman, Sr, Canadian-American businessman (CEO of Seagrams,1971-94; president of World Jewish Conference,1981-2007), and philanthropist, who died at 84.




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