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Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

On this day in 2022

  • FBI investigate a targeted attack on two electricity substations in North Carolina which closes schools and leaves around 40,000 without power for days.
  • Sonny Holland, American college football coach (Montana State University 1971-77; Big Sky C'ship 1972,76), who died from Parkinson's disease at 84.

On this day in 2021

  • American drummer Melvin Parker died. He and his brother, saxophonist Maceo Parker, were key members of James Brown's band. Parker was the drummer on three of Brown's recordings: ‘Out of Sight, ’ ‘Papa's Got A Brand New Bag, ’ and ‘I Got You (I Feel Good).’.
  • Claude Humphrey, American Pro Football HOF defensive end (6 × Pro Bowl,5 × First-team All-Pro Atlanta Falcons; Philadelphia Eagles), who died at 77.
  • Horst Eckel, German soccer wing half (32 caps West Germany,1954 FIFA World Cup; 1. FC Kaiserslautern, SV Röchling Völklingen), who died at 89.
  • Momcilo Vukotic, Serbian soccer midfielder (14 caps, Yugoslavia; FC Partizan, FC Bordeaux) and manager (Cyprus, PAOK, Partizan), who died from throat cancer at 71.

On this day in 2020

  • “I actually believe they’re going to be the most difficult time in the public health history of this nation, ” warns Dr. Robert Redfield, head of US CDC about the months ahead with COVID-19 pandemic.
  • AT& T Inc’s Warner Bros studio announces all its 2021 movies will stream online the same day they appear in theatres because of the pandemic.
  • Bill Fitsell, Canadian journalist, writer and historian (International Hockey Hall of Fame curator, historian 1969-2005), who died at 97.
  • Alison Lurie, American novelist (Pulitzer Prize - Foreign Affairs), who died at 94.
  • Noah Creshevsky, American electroacoustic composer, who died of cancer at 75.

On this day in 2019

  • Spotify say Drake the most streamed star of the 2010s with 28 billion streams, Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You" most streamed track with 2.4 billion streams.
  • 70th anniversary of NATO marked by gathering in London of world leaders and reception by Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
  • World leaders discussing US President Donald Trump in unflattering terms at NATO reception caught on camera and goes viral.
  • Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin announce they are stepping down from roles at parent company Alphabet, Sundar Pichai to become head of both.
  • Kamala Harris ends her campaign to be the Democratic candidate for president.
  • Kamala Harris ends her US presidential campaign.
  • Shaaban Abdelrahim, Pop Singer.

On this day in 2018

  • 7-year old Ryan of Ryan Toysreview is the year's highest-paid YouTube star earning $22 million.
  • David Attenborough warns collapse of civilisation and the natural world on the horizon at UN climate summit in Poland.
  • Dutch court in Arnhem rejects man's request to legally be recognised 20 years younger.
  • Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric wins; first time since 2007 that either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't win award; Norwegian striker Ada Hegerberg is inaugural women's winner.
  • Andrei Bitov, Russian writer (Pushkin House), who died at 81.
  • Geoff Murphy, Director.
  • Philip Bosco, American actor (Trading Places, Lend Me a Tenor), who died at 88.
  • Justin Cartwright, British novelist (In Every Face I Meet), who died at 75.
  • Markus Beyer, Boxer.

On this day in 2017

  • First pizza party in space held by astronauts of the International Space Station.
  • Jocelyn Ducharme, TikTok Star, born in Plattsburgh, NY.
  • Jocelyn Ducharme, TikTok Star, born in Utah.
  • John B. Anderson, American politician and 1980 Republican presidential candidate, who died at 95.
  • Ivan Chermayeff, British-born American graphic designer, who died at 85.
  • Carmen Mayrink Veiga, Entrepreneur.

On this day in 2016

  • US army decides it will not allow an oil pipeline to be built in North Dakota, after months of protests by The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
  • S. Newman Darby, American inventor of the sailboard, who died at 88.
  • Antonio Membrado, Spanish-French classical guitarist and composer, who died at 81.
  • Gigliola Frazzoni, Italian operatic soprano, who died at 93.

On this day in 2015

  • Jamaican pianist, keyboard player, and singer, Gladstone Anderson (also known by his nickname "Gladdy") died age 81. He played a major part in the island's musical history, playing a key role in defining the ska sound and the rocksteady beat, and playing on hundreds of recordings and as leader of Gladdy's All Stars who scored the instrumental song hit with 'The Liquidator' in 1969 and 1980..
  • American musician and singer-songwriter Scott Weiland died aged 48. He was found in cardiac arrest on his tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota, just before he was scheduled to go on stage with his band The Wildabouts. He was 48 years old. Weiland was best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots from 1986 to 2013, as well as Velvet Revolver from 2003 to 2008..
  • US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces all combat roles in US armed forced will be opened to women.
  • Roy Evans, British trade unionist and General Secretary (British Iron & Steel Trade Confederation), who died at 84.
  • Scott Weiland, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), who died at 48.
  • Bill Bennett, Canadian politician, Premier of British Columbia (1975-86), who died at 83.
  • Eevi Huttunen, Finnish speed skater (8 World C'ship gold 1951-59), who died at 93.
  • Gladstone "Gladdy" Anderson, Jamaican ska and reggae session keyboard player, and band leader (" The Liquidator"), who died at 81.

On this day in 2014

  • English keyboard instrumentalist Ian McLagan died of a stroke age 69. He was a member of Small Faces and the Faces and also worked with many other artists including with The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, Billy Bragg, Jackson Browne, Chuck Berry and Bruce Springsteen..
  • Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, resigns.
  • Australian Rugby star David Pocock is arrested after protesting against a coal mine under construction in an Australian national forest.
  • Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was named the most-streamed artist in the world by Spotify. The 23-year-old had racked up more than 860 million streams on the service, beating Eminem and Coldplay who came second and third respectively. Katy Perry was the year's most streamed female artist, with Ariana Grande second and Lana Del Rey third..
  • Protests erupt in cities across the US after a grand jury decides not to charge the New York City police officer who killed Eric Garner with a choke-hold.
  • " How Stella Got Her Groove Back" actor Taye Diggs at the age of 44 and Broadway actress Idina Menzel at the age of 43 file for divorce after 11 years of marriage.
  • Nathaniel Branden, Canadian-American psychotherapist, who died at 84.
  • Ian McLagan, English rocker, who died from a stroke at 69.
  • Ian McLagan, English rock keyboardist (Small Face; Faces), who died from a stroke at 69.

On this day in 2013

  • Khalid Hasan, Pakistani cricket leg-spin bowler (1 Test; 16 years,352 days, then youngest Test player), who died at 76.
  • Norbert Kuchinke, Film Producer.




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