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Today in the World Countries
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Mongolia
- People born on this day are Capricorn as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2023
On this day in 2022
- Social medial personality Andrew Tate arrested in Romania on charges of sex trafficking and rape, following an exchange with Greta Thunberg over Twitter.
- Vivienne Westwood, Fashion Designer.
- Dany Theis, Luxembourgian soccer midfielder (34 caps; Jeunesse Esch FC) and manager (Differdange 03, F91 Dudelange, Jeunesse Esch FC), who died from a heart attack at 55.
- Pelé, Soccer Player.
On this day in 2021
- Antoine Bonifaci, French soccer midfielder (12 caps; OGC Nice, FC Inter Milan, Bologna FC, Torino FC), who died at 90.
- MOVIES: R
- Jockey is released. An aging jockey (Clifton Collins Jr.), hopes to win one last title for his longtime trainer (Molly Parker), who has acquired what appears to be a championship horse. But the years – and injuries – have taken a toll on his body, throwing into question his ability to continue his lifelong passion. And the arrival of a young rookie rider (Moises Arias), who claims to be his son, and whom he takes under his wing, further complicates the path to fulfilling his dream.
- TV SERIES
- The Book Of Boba Fett: Season 1 is released. Bounty hunter Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) return to Tatooine in this spinoff of The Mandalorian.
On this day in 2020
- John F Reid, New Zealand cricket batsman (19 Tests,1296runs @ 46.28,6 x 100s), who died at 64.
- Phyllis McGuire, American pop vocalist (McGuire Sisters - "Sincerely" ; "Sugartime"), who died at 89.
- Pierre Cardin, Entrepreneur.
- Alexi Laiho, Guitarist.
- Claude Bolling, French jazz and classical cross-over pianist and composer (Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio), who died at 90 .
- GAMING: SWITCH
- Wingspan for Switch is released. Relaxing Strategy Game About Birds for 1 to 5 playersThe officially licensed digital adaptation of Wingspan, the winner of the prestigious 2019 Kennerspiel des Jahres board game award.You are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats. Each habitat focuses on a key aspect of the growth of your preserves.In Wingspan up to 5 players compete to build up their nature preserves in a limited number of turns. Each beautiful bird that you add to your preserve makes you better at laying eggs, drawing cards, or gathering food. Many of the 170 unique birds have powers that echo real life: your hawks will hunt, your pelicans will fish, and your geese will form a flock.Features* Relaxing strategy card game where your goal is to discover and attract the best birds.* Single player and multiplayer modes for up to five players.* Based on the award winning, competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game.* Hundreds of unique, animated birds with their real life sound recordings.* Multiple ways to accumulate points with birds, bonus cards and end-of-round goals.
- Milwaukee Bucks break NBA record for most 3-pointers made by a team in a single game with 29 in a dominant 144-97 victory over the Heat in Miami.
On this day in 2019
- Neil Innes, the English writer, comedian and musician died aged 75. He was best known for his work with the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The Rutles and collaborating with Monty Python..
- TV SERIES
- Dare Me: Season 1 is released. The friendship between Addy Hanlon and Beth Cassidy (Herizen Guardiola and Marlo Kelly) is tested with the arrival of new cheerleading coach Colette French (Willa Fitzgerald) in the drama based on Megan Abbott’s novel of the same name.
- LaDell Andersen, American college basketball coach (Utah State, BYU), who died at 90.
On this day in 2018
- 40 militants killed in Giza and El-Arish by Egyptian police after attack on a tourist bus the day before killed four.
- Record lowest temperature of -111C registered by American satellite Noaa-20 in the western Pacific at top of large storm.
- 85th Orange Bowl: #1 Alabama beats #4 Oklahoma,45-34.
- Aldo Parisot, Brazilian-American concert cellist and educator (Yale School of Music,1958-2018). dies at 100.
On this day in 2017
- Alfred Binns, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1953-56), who died at 88.
- Peggy Cummins [Augusta Fuller], Welsh-born Irish actress (Gun Crazy, Curse of the Demon), who died at 92.
- John C. Portman Jr., American architect (Ivan Allen Award-1964), who died at 93.
- Harold Mays, Race Car Driver.
- MOVIES: R
- Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool is released. A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady.
- TV SERIES
- Black Mirror: Season 4 is released. The fourth season of the British anthology-styled drama returns with new episodes including one directed by Jodie Foster.
On this day in 2016
- Ferdi Kübler, Swiss cyclist (Tour de France 1950), who died at 97.
- US President Barack Obama retaliates against Russia for hacking American computer systems and trying to influence the 2016 presidential election by ejecting 35 Russian spies and imposing sanctions.
- Chris Cannizzaro, American baseball player, who died at 78.
On this day in 2015
- Ebola epidemic in Guinea declared over by WHO,2,500 died over 2 years.
- Elzbieta Krzesinska, Polish long jumper (Olympic gold 1956), who died at 76.
- Frank Malzone, American MLB player (Boston Red Sox), who died at 85.
On this day in 2014
- Byron Baxter, Instagram Star, born in United States.
- Claude Frank, German-American concert pianist and pedagogue, who died at 89.
- Ivor Richardson, New Zealand judge (NZ Court of Appeals), who died at 84.
On this day in 2013
- Chaparrastique volcano erupts in El Salvador.
- A one-of-a-kind signed hardback copy of Autobiography by Morrissey, the only copy of the full-colour hardback signed by the author, sold on eBay for £8,300, with all proceeds going to PETA as a New Year's present to help prevent the slaughtering of animals for meat. Morrissey signed only one copy of the book – the cover of which pictures the singer-songwriter bare-chested in a swimming pool..
- American guitarist, drummer, and songwriter Benjamin Curtis died age 35. He was a founding member of the bands Secret Machines, School of Seven Bells, and UFOFU. He was also drummer for the band Tripping Daisy from 1997 to 1999. It was announced in late February 2013 that he had been diagnosed with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma..
- 7-time world F1 motor racing champion Michael Schumacher suffers a serious head injury in a ski accident in the French Alps; his condition still remains unclear.
- Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says barrel bombs on Aleppo have killed 517 people since 15th December.
- YouTube star Casey Neistat at the age of 32 weds Candice Pool in Cape Town, South Africa.
- Andy Granatelli, American motorsports entrepreneur (CEO STP automotive products; innovative Lotus four-wheel drive car 1969 Indy 500 winner), who died from congestive heart failure at 90.
- Leonard "Red" Balaban, American jazz tuba and sousaphone player, who died at 84.
- Wojciech Kilar, Polish classical (Missa Pro Pace), and film score composer (Bram Stoker's Dracula; The Pianist), who died from cancer at 81.