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Today in the World Countries
- Incwala Day is being celebrated in Eswatini
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Capricorn as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Magno Scavo, Blogger, born in Seville, Spain.
On this day in 2022
- Alan Copeland, American Grammy Award-winning arranger, songwriter, and singer (The Modernaires; Your Hit Parade), who died at 96.
On this day in 2021
- Dr. Dre's divorce was settled, with the rapper-producer agreeing to pay his ex-wife, Nicole Plotzker-Young, $100 million - more than one-fifth of the rap icon’s fortune. Young was required to move out of their Malibu beach house by the end of the month but would keep a Rolls Royce, Range Rover, Escalade limousine, and Spyder motorcycle as well as all of her jewellery. They were married from 1996-2020..
- Test cricket debutant Scott Boland takes 6 for 7 as Australia retain the Ashes (3-0) with an innings & 14 run win against England in the 3rd Test in Melbourne.
- Nikolay Shirshov, Uzbekistani soccer defensive midfielder (64 caps; FC Pakhtakor Tashkent, FC Rostov), who died at 47.
- Grichka Bogdanoff, TV Show Host.
- John Madden, Sportscaster.
On this day in 2020
- Paul-Heinz Dittrich, German contemporary classical composer and teacher, who died at 90.
- Fou Ts'ong, Chinese-British concert pianist, who died of Covis-19 at 86.
- Fou Ts'Ong, Pianist.
- Armando Manzanero, Composer.
- Armando Manzanero, Mexican composer and singer (It’s Impossible, Adoro), who died at 86.
On this day in 2019
- Jihadist fundamentalist group al-Shabaab sets off a truck bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia, killing at least 84 people and wounding over 150.
- 49th Fiesta Bowl (College Football Playoff semifinal), #3 Clemson beats #2 Ohio State,29-23.
- 52nd Peach Bowl (College Football Playoff semi final): #1 LSU beats #4 Oklahoma,63-28.
- Vilhjálmur Einarsson, Icelandic athlete (Olympic silver triple-jump 1956; Iceland's first ever Olympic medal), who died at 85.
- Carley Ann McCord, American sports reporter (Cox Sports TV; in-game host New Orleans Pelicans, New Orleans Saints), who died in a plane crash at 30.
- Fred Graham, American newscaster and journalist (CBS News, Court TV), who died of Parkinson's disease at 88.
- Erzsébet Szonyi, Hungarian composer, who died at 95.
On this day in 2018
- British New Year's honours list include Knights for author Philip Pullman and comedian Michael Palin, a Dame for Twiggy and a Order of the Companions of Honour for Margaret Atwood.
- UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes of Brazil moves up in weight and KOs dominant featherweight Cris "Cyborg" Justino just 51 seconds into the opening round at the Forum, Inglewood, CA; first female to win UFC titles in multiple weight classes.
- Posie Rayne Labrant, YouTube Star, born in California.
- Shehu Shagari, Nigerian politician, President of Nigeria (1979-83), who died at 93.
- Shehu Shagari, World Leader.
- Ray Sawyer, American singer (Dr Hook), who died at 81.
- Christine McGuire, American pop vocalist (McGuire Sisters - "Sincerely" ; "Sugartime"), who died at 92.
- Georges Loinger, French resistance fighter (WWII), who died at 108.
- June Whitfield, English comedian and actress (Terry and June, Absolutely Fabulous), who died at 93.
On this day in 2017
- Iranian woman Vida Mohaved arrested for protesting against policy of compulsory hijab, sparking other protests.
- Protests in Mashhad, Iran against price rises and corruption.
- Sue Grafton, American author of detective novels (" A" Is for Alibi), who died at 77.
- Recy Taylor, American sexual assault victim, who died at 97.
- Rose Marie [Mazzetta], American actress, comedienne and singer (The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Doris Day Show), who died at 94.
- Rose Marie, TV Actress.
On this day in 2016
- (Mary Frances) "Debbie" Reynolds, American actress and singer (Singin'In The Rain -" Kathy Selden" ; The Unsinkable Molly Brown), who died of a stroke at 84 one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher passed away.
- Gregorio Alvarez, Uruguayan dictator and President of Uruguay (1981-85), who died in prison at 91.
- Gregorio Alvarez, Uruguayan Dictator, President of Uruguay (1981-85), who died in prison at 91.
- Debbie Reynolds, American actress (Kathy Selden-Singin'in the Rain, The Unsinkable Molly Brown), who died of a stroke at 84 one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher also passed away.
- Debbie Reynolds, Movie Actress.
On this day in 2015
- Lemmy, lead vocalist and bassist with Motörhead died at his home in Los Angeles, California, four days after his 70th birthday following a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. Lemmy played in several rock groups in the 1960s, including the Rockin' Vickers and worked as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix and the Nice, before joining the space rock band Hawkwind in 1971, singing lead on their hit 'Silver Machine'..
- Japan and South Korea reach agreement over WWII "comfort women", Japan apologies and pays 1bn yen compensation.
- John Bradbury, the longtime drummer for the British band the Specials, died aged 62. He joined the band in 1979 after the original drummer left and was made a permanent member after playing at the recording session for the single 'Gangsters.'.
- John "Brad" Bradbury, British ska drummer and record producer (The Specials), who died at 62.
- Ian Murdock, German-born American computer programmer (Debian project, Progeny Linux Systems), who died at 42.
- Lemmy [Ian Fraser Kilmister], British heavy metal musician (Motörhead), who died from terminal illness at 70.
- Lemmy Kilmister, Rock Singer.
- Paul "Guru" Josh, British musician (Infinity), commits suicide at 51.
On this day in 2014
- Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crashes in bad weather in the Java Sea, killing all 162 people on board.
- Indie Gardner, YouTube Star, born in Utah.
- Esme Gardner, YouTube Star, born in Utah.
- Evie Gardner, YouTube Star, born in Utah.
- Scarlett Gardner, YouTube Star, born in Utah.
On this day in 2013
- Early signs of Ebola epidemic: 2 year old child in Guinea dies of an unidentified hemorrhagic fever; mother, sister and grandmother soon follow.
- Chris Weidman defeats Anderson Silva to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship.
- Andrew Jacobs Jr, American politician (Rep-D-IN,1965-73,75-97), who died at 81.