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Today in the World Countries
- Constitution Day is being celebrated in Spain
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Finland
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Sagittarius as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2022
- Argentine Vice-president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner found guilty of fraud, sentenced to six years in prison and banned from holding office.
- Jet Black English drummer and founding member of punk rock/new wave band The Stranglers died aged 84. He last performed with the band in 2015, and officially retired in 2018. The Stranglers scored 23 UK top 40 singles and 19 UK top 40 albums in a career spanning five decades, and are one of the longest-surviving bands to have originated in the UK punk scene..
- James Cameron's sci-fi film sequel "Avatar: The Way of Water" starring Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldaña premieres in London.
- Beto Fuscão, Brazilian soccer defender (8 caps; Fluminense, Grêmio, Palmeiras), who died of stomach cancer at 72.
- Antonio D'Amico, Fashion Designer.
On this day in 2021
- Former Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to four years (later reduced to two) for inciting public unrest and breaching COVID-19 pandemic protocols.
- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announces a COVID-19 pandemic mandate for all private employers effective December 27, to combat Omicron,1st in the country.
On this day in 2020
- Japanese space capsule Hayabusa-2 lands safely back on earth in Australia, carrying first significant rock samples from an asteroid, the Ryugu.
- US President Donald Trump orders about 700 troops withdrawn from Somalia.
- Tabaré Vázquez, Politician.
- Tabaré Vázquez, Uruguayan politician and physician, President of Uruguay (2005-10,2015-20), who died at 80.
- Neil Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey linesman (1,744 NHL games; Hockey Hall of Fame), who died at 87.
- Paul Sarbanes, American politician (Senator-D-MD,1977-2007, sponsored Sarbanes–Oxley Act), who died at 87.
- Petras Bingelis, Lithuania conductor, founder and artistic director (Kaunas State Choir,1969-2020), who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 77.
- Dennis Ralston, American tennis player (4 x Grand Slam doubles champion; Wimbledon singles 1966 runner-up), who died from cancer at 78.
- Jack Scarbath, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Uni of Maryland; Washington Redskins, Pittsburgh Steelers), who died at 90.
On this day in 2019
- Robbie Williams became the joint most successful solo act in UK album chart history after scoring his 13th No.1, with The Christmas Present - level with Elvis Presley. The Beatles hold the overall record with 15 UK No.1 albums..
- Saudi state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco raises a record $25.6 billion in its first public share offering, makes it the world's most valuable company at $1.7 trillion.
- Stoyanka Mutafova, Movie Actress.
- Jo Ann Washam, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1975 3rd; 3 LPGA Tour titles), who died at 69.
On this day in 2018
- Luxembourg is the first country to make all public transport free.
- Oldest-known plague sample found in 4,900-year-old remains of 20-year old woman in Gökhem, southern Sweden published in "Cell".
- English singer, songwriter and guitarist Pete Shelley died of a suspected heart attack aged 63. He formed the new wave/punk rock band Buzzcocks with Howard Devoto in 1976, (who latter left to form Magazine). Buzzcocks had the 1978 UK No.12 single 'Ever Fallen In Love, With Someone You Shouldn't've' and was know for the hits ‘Orgasm Addict’, ‘What Do I Get?’and ‘Everybody's Happy Nowadays’. Shelley also had a solo career: his song ‘Homosapien’ charted in the US in 1981..
- Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry explodes for franchise-record 238 yards & 4 touchdowns in 30-9 win v Jacksonville Jaguars in Nashville; 99-yard TD run ties Dallas Cowboys HOF RB Tony Dorsett's longest run in NFL history.
- Senegal's new Museum of Black Civilisations is opened in Dakar by President Macky Sall.
- Pete Shelley [Peter McNeish], English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Buzzcocks "Going Steady"), who died at 63.
- Andrew Frierson, pioneering African American opera singer, who died at 94.
- Luis Valbuena, Baseball Player.
- John "Ace" Cannon, American pop, rock and country music saxophonist (Tuff Sax), who died at 84.
On this day in 2017
- Andrej Babiš is sworn as Prime Minister of the Czech Republic.
- Brazilian drug lord Rogério da Silva arrested in Rio.
- Britain's top Brexit negotiator David Davis admits there has been "no systematic impact assessment" on effects of Brexit.
- Time Magazine names their Person of the Year "The Silence Breakers", people who came forward to report sexual misconduct.
- Skirball wildfire near Los Angeles closes the Interstate 405 as thousands forced to evacuate.
- " Supermassive" most distant black hole discovery announced by astronomers in journal "Nature",13 billion light-years away,800 x bigger than the Sun.
- Starbucks opens its largest cafe in the world in Shanghai,30,000 square-feet,1/2 size of a football field.
- US President Donald Trump officially recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, announcing plans to move US embassy there.
- Jayson Christopher Deuce Tatum Jr., Family Member, born in United States.
- Cy Young, American athlete and only US male to win gold in javelin throwing (1952 Olympics), who died of complications from dementia at 89.
- William H. Gass, American novelist and philosopher (Omensetter's Luck), who died at 93.
On this day in 2016
- Peter Vaughan, British actor (Porridge, Game of Thrones), who died at 93.
On this day in 2015
- Nicholas Smith, English actor (Are You Being Served?), who died at 81.
- Holly Woodlawn, transgender Puerto Rican actress (Warhol films), who died at 69.
- Tony Gomez, British rock keyboardist (The Foundations - "Baby Now That I've Found You" ; "Build Me Up Buttercup"), who died at 76.
On this day in 2014
- Stella Young, Comedian.
- Ralph H. Baer, Game Designer.
- Fred Hawkins, American golfer (US Masters 1958 runner-up), who died at 91.
On this day in 2013
- It was reported that more money had been spent on vinyl than downloaded albums for the first time. Vinyl sales made the record industry £2.4m, while downloads took in £2.1m, the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) said. It marked a big shift in music consumption. In the same week the previous year, vinyl albums made £1.2m while digital ones made £4.4m..
- A 2-year old boy dies from Ebola in Meliandou, Guinea.
- Pope Francis gives his ascent to a proposal to create a permanent post on the Pontifical Commission on cases of sin and sexual abuse of minors.
- Kyla Thomson, TikTok Star, born in Canada.
- Stan Tracey, British jazz pianist, who died at 86.