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Today in the World Countries
- King Tupou I Day Holiday is being celebrated in Tonga
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Sagittarius as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2022
- Kennedy Center Honors ceremony held for Gladys Knight, Amy Grant, George Clooney, U2, and Tania León in Washington D.C..
- " A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical" opens at Broadhurst Theatre, NYC.
- Pablo Puente Buces, Religious Leader.
- Bob McGrath, American musician, singer (Sing Along With Mitch), and actor (Sesame Street,1969-2017), who died of complications from a stroke at 90.
On this day in 2021
- American country music singer and musician Stonewall Jackson died in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 89. His breakthrough came in the country Top 40 in late 1958, with a song written by a young George Jones, ‘Life to Go’..
- Mt Semeru erupts on Java island, Indonesia, killing at least 14 and injuring 56.
- New Zealand cricket spin bowler Ajaz Patel (10-119) joins Jim Laker and Anil Kumble as the only three men to take all ten wickets in a Test innings, on Day 2 of the 2nd Test against India in Mumbai.
- Stonewall Jackson, American country music musician (" Waterloo" ; "A Wound Time Can't Erase"), who died from complications of vascular dementia at 89.
- Eileen Ash-Whelan, English cricket medium pace bowler (7 WTests,10 wickets, BB 4/68; Middlesex CC), who died at 110.
On this day in 2020
- Mosconi Cup nine-ball pool, Coventry, England: Europe ends US 2-year run with emphatic 11-3 win; MVP: Jayson Shaw (Scotland).
- New Zealand cricket captain Kane Williamson smashes 251 to set up the home side's innings & 134 run win over the West Indies in the 1st Test in Hamilton.
- Roux Lopez, Family Member, born in United States.
- David Lander, TV Actor.
- David L. Lander, American actor (Laverne & Shirley - "Squiggy"), who died of multiple sclerosis at 73.
- Bassam Saba, Lebanese violinist, oud, and nay player (New York Arabic Orchestra; Silk Road Ensemble), who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 62.
- Bassam Sabam, Lebanese violinist, oud, and nay player (New York Arabic Orchestra; Silk Road Ensemble), who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 62.
On this day in 2019
- 58 migrants drown after a boat sinks off the coast of Mauritania, with 83 saved.
- North American migratory birds getting smaller, their wings wider due to climate change according to study by University of Michigan published in journal "Ecology Letters".
- Ockie Oosthuizen, South African rugby union front rower (9 caps; Transvaal), who died from cancer at 64.
- Bob Willis, English cricket fast bowler and captain (90 Tests,325 wickets; 64 ODIs; Surrey CCC, MCC, Warwickshire CCC, Northern Transvaal), who died of prostate cancer at 70.
- Bob Willis, English cricket fast bowler and captain (90 Tests,325 wickets; 64 ODIs), who died of prostate cancer at 70.
On this day in 2018
- First successful birth resulting from uterus transplant from a deceased donor in São Paulo, Brazil.
- Attempts to establish mob council in Sicily thwarted when 46 members of the mafia arrested including Settimio Mineo.
- Native Americans had just one migration from Siberia to the New World, at most 23,000 years ago, in research published in "Nature" and "Science".
- French couture house Chanel ends its use of fur and exotic skins following bans by other companies.
- French President Emmanuel Macron drops controversial rise in fuel tax after three weeks of mass protests.
- Ownership group Seattle Hockey Partners led by billionaire businessman Davis Bonderman is unanimously granted an NHL license by the Board of Governors; to start play 2020-21 season at KeyArena.
- Scottish artist Charlotte Prodger wins the 2018 Turner Prize with film shot on her iPhone.
- Theresa May's UK government suffers three parliamentary defeats in one day, also found in contempt of parliament for failing to publish report in full on Brexit.
On this day in 2017
- US President Donald Trump scales back Utah National Parks - Bears Ears National Monument (85%), Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (50%).
- US Supreme Court allows President Trump's travel ban to come into effect for 6 mostly Muslim countries.
- Thomas fire begins and spreads to city of Ventura, California.
- New York Giants fire head coach Ben McAdoo and manager Jerry Reese after a 2–10 start.
- New York's Metropolitan Opera suspends conductor James Levine after allegations of sexual misconduct.
- Mary Louise Hancock, American politician and activist, who died at 97.
- Ali Abdullah Saleh, World Leader.
- Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemeni politician and 1st President of Yemen (1990-2012), is killed during the Battle of Sana'a at 75.
- Christine Keeler, British model and showgirl (Profumo affair), who died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 75.
- Shashi Kapoor [Balbir Raj Kapoor], prominent Indian Bollywood actor (Deewar, The Deceivers, Shalimar, Heat & Dust), who died from a chest infection at 79.
On this day in 2016
- Tens of thousands march throughout Brazil against a vote to undermine anti-corruption investigations.
- New Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigns after 8 years in office.
- Venezuela issues new higher-value notes after currency falls 60% in 1 months against the US dollar.
- Wayne Duncan, bassist with Australian rock band Daddy Cool died following a stroke. Their debut 1971 single 'Eagle Rock' stayed at No.1 on the Australian singles chart for ten weeks. Their debut July 1971 LP Daddy Who? Daddy Cool also reached No.1 and became the first Australian album to sell more than 100,000 copies..
- Austria elects liberal independent Alexander Van der Bellen as President, after original vote in May annulled.
- Margaret Whitton, American actress (Good & Evil, Major League), who died of cancer at 67.
- Radim Hladík, Czech guitarist (The Blue Effect), who died from lung illness at 69.
On this day in 2015
- Justin Bieber scored his third UK No.1 single with 'Love Yourself', which knocked his previous chart topper, 'Sorry', to No.2.The last living artists to achieve the feat were The Beatles in 1963 with 'She Loves You' and 'I Want to Hold Your Hand'..
- A new statue of The Beatles was unveiled in Liverpool - 50 years after their last show in Merseyside. The bronze sculpture, by Andy Edwards which weighed 1.2 tonnes, had been given to the city by The Cavern Club the venue synonymous with the Fab Four in the 1960s..
- Floods in Chennai and Tamil Nadu state, India start receding after a month of heavy rainfall, leaving more 260 dead and thousands stranded.
- Actors Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas divorce after 19 years of marriage.
- J Capri, World Music Singer.
- Rodney Milne [Blumer], British opera critic (Opera magazine,1971-99), musicologist, and libretto translator, who died at 79.
- Salvatore "Robert" Loggia, American actor (Jagged Edge, Big, Officer & a Gentleman, Scarface), who died of complications from Alzheimer's disease at 85.
On this day in 2014
- The United Nations warns that the world is on course for the warmest year since records began.
- Ukraine and Pro-Russian rebels agree to cease fire in the eastern war zone, beginning December 9.
- US authorities promise a "fair" investigation into the death of African American Eric Garner, after a white New York City police officer held him in a choke-hold faces no charges.
- NBC airs musical "Peter Pan Live!" starring Allison Williams and Christopher Walken; substantially revised from the earlier Mary Martin productions.
- Mosconi Cup nine-ball pool, Blackpool, England: Team Europe beats US,11-5 for 5th straight title; MVP: Niels Feijen (Netherlands).
On this day in 2013
- Mosconi Cup nine-ball pool, Las Vegas, Nevada: 4 consecutive titles for Europe after an 11-2 thrashing of US; MVP: Niels Feijen (Netherlands).
- Xavier Bettel becomes Luxenberg's first openly gay Prime Minister.
- McDonald Bailey, British-Trinidadian athlete (Olympic bronze 100m 1952; 100m WR 10.2s 1951-56), who died at 92.
- McDonald Bailey, British-Trinidadian 100m runner (Olympic bronze 1952), who died at 92.