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Today in the World Countries
- International Civil Aviation Day is being celebrated in International
- Memorial Day is being celebrated in Timor Leste
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Sagittarius as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Ssun Biki, Model, born in South Korea.
- Tuminecraftpe, YouTube Star, born in Bolivia.
- Victoria Vashketova, Family Member, born in Russia.
On this day in 2022
- After widespread public protests China announces a major loosening of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions for the whole country, allowing home quarantine and scrapping QR codes, effectively ending China's zero-COVID policy.
- Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock wins re-election over Republican Herschel Walker in run-off for the Georgia Senate seat, taking the US Senate to a clearer 51-49 Democratic majority.
- Karim Bavi, Iranian soccer striker (23 caps; Shahin FC, Persepolis FC), who died at 57.
On this day in 2021
- Chile becomes the 31st nation to legalize same-sex marriage.
- US President Joe Biden warns Russian President Vladimir Putin of economic consequences if Russia continues a military build-up in the Ukraine, during a virtual meeting.
- US President Joe Biden warns Russian President Vladimir Putin of economic consequences if Russia continues a military build-up in Ukraine, during a virtual meeting.
- Scottish singer-songwriter Steve Bronski died from smoke inhalation in a fire at his home in Soho, London age 61. He was a co-founder and keyboard player of the group Bronski Beat, known for the singles ‘Smalltown Boy’ and ‘Why?’. He was also well known as an LGBTQ activist and was openly gay himself from an early age..
- Steve Bronski Scottish rock keyboard player (Bronski Beat - "Smalltown Boy"), who died from smoke inhalation in a fire at his Soho flat at 61.
On this day in 2020
- Most of California begins second lockdown as hospitals come under strain and the state records average of 21,000 COVID-19 pandemic cases a day.
- Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo wins a second term in the country's general elections.
- Australian states celebrate "Freedom Day" easing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in Victoria and New South Wales.
- Bob Dylan sells his entire songwriting catalog of more than 600 songs to the Universal Music Publishing Group for over $300 million.
- Breaking, the competitive form of breakdancing, confirmed as an Olympic sport for the Paris 2024 games.
- Coca-Cola named the world's No. 1 plastic polluter, in Break Free From Plastic's annual brand audit.
- Chuck Yeager, American test pilot who was the 1st man to break the sound barrier, who died at 97 .
- Chuck Yeager, Pilot.
- Dick Allen, American baseball infielder (7 × MLB All-Star; NL Rookie of the Year 1964, Philadelphia Phillies; AL MVP 1972, Chicago White Sox), who died at 78.
- Dick Allen, American baseball infielder (7 × MLB All-Star; NL Rookie of the Year 1964, Philadelphia Phillies; AL MVP 1972, Chicago WS), who died at 78.
- Doug Scott, English mountaineer (first ascent of south-west face of Mount Everest), who died at 79.
- Fred Akers, American football coach (University of Wyoming; University of Texas, Austin; Purdue; career college record 108–75–3), who died at 82.
- Joselyn Cano, Instagram Star.
- Natalie Desselle-Reid, TV Actress.
On this day in 2019
- Ozzy Osbourne offered $25,000 as a reward for the return of stolen instruments previously owned by his late guitarist Randy Rhoads after the Musonia School of Music in N. Hollywood, was robbed on Thanksgiving night. The stolen instruments included Rhoads’ first electric guitar, a 1963 Harmony Rocket, as well as a rare Marshall prototype made specifically for Rhoads..
- Greta Gerwig's film adaption of Louisa May Alcott's novel "Little Women" premieres at MoMA in New York.
- Greta Gerwig's film adaption of Louisa May Alcott's novel "Little Women" starring Saoirse Ronan premieres at MoMA in New York.
- Berkley Bedell, American politician (Rep-D-IA,1975-87), who died at 98.
- Denis Lalanne, French sports journalist ('Le grand combat du XV de France'; 'Rugbymania: French flair attitude'), who died at 93.
- Chalmers "Bump" Elliott, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback and coach (U of Michigan) and college athletics administrator (Iowa), who died at 94.
- Ron Saunders, English soccer striker (Portsmouth) and manager (Manchester City, Aston Villa, Birmingham City), who died at 87.
On this day in 2018
- Brazilian spiritual healer João Teixeira de Faria accused of sexual abuse by four women, over 200 more come forward in next week.
- Brazilian spiritual healer João Teixeira de Faria accussed of sexual abuse by four women, over 200 more come forward in next week.
- Comedian Kevin Hart steps down as 2019 Oscars host after his history of homophobic statements is revealed.
- Court filings by US federal prosecutors and Special Counsel Robert Mueller against Michael Cohen appear to implicate President Donald Trump on campaign fraud and Russian dealings.
- Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is elected the new leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union party, replacing Angela Merkel.
- Former Italy national football coach Cesare Prandelli is appointed manager of Serie A club Genoa CFC replacing Ivan Juric; first time in history all 20 Serie A managers are all Italian.
- Mosconi Cup nine-ball pool, London, England: US ends Europe's 8-year run with an 11-9 win; MVP: Skyler Woodward (USA).
- Belisario Betancur, Colombian politician, President of Colombia (1982-86), who died at 95.
On this day in 2017
- Australia's parliament votes to legalize gay marriage.
- Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo wins his 5th award to equal Lionel Messi's record; 2nd consecutive win for Ronaldo.
- Crumbling French château La Mothe-Chandeniers in Les Trois-Moutiers is bought by 9,000 people.
- Former US gymnastics physician Larry Nasser is sentenced to 60 years on child pornography charges.
- Pantone's 2018 Colour of the Year is Ultra Violet.
- Naples'pizza spinning given UNESCO intangible heritage status along with Germany's organ music, Kyrgystan's Kok boru and India's Kumbh festival.
- Mosconi Cup nine-ball pool, Las Vegas, Nevada: Europe scores 8th straight title with an 11-4 rout of US; MVP: Joshua Filler (Germany).
- Unrest in West Bank and Gaza, schools closed and a general strike in response to America's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
- Virtual currency Bitcoin rises in value, passing $18,440 on some exchanges.
- James "Sunny" Murray, American jazz musician and drummer, who died at 81.
- Peter Walwyn, British thoroughbred trainer (champion trainer 1974-75), who died at 84.
On this day in 2016
- Pakistan International Airways plane crashes north of Islamabad, killing all 48 on board, including singer turned preacher Junaid Jamshed.
- Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigns 3 days after losing a referendum to reform the constitution.
- Greg Lake, who fronted both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, died aged 69 after a battle with cancer. One of the founding fathers of progressive rock, the band combined heavy rock riffs with a classical influence. They scored hit albums with Pictures at an Exhibition, Trilogy and Brain Salad Surgery and Lake had his solo hit 'I Believe in Father Christmas'. Jimi Hendrix considered joining ELP in their earliest incarnation, and if this had happened, the band would've been known as HELP..
- 6.5 earthquake in Aceh province, Indonesia kills at least 97 people.
- An inquest into the deaths of British band Viola Beach after a crash in Sweden heard that "none of the young men suffered". The four-piece group and their manager, who were aged between 19 and 32, died in the early hours of 13 February 2016, following a gig in Stockholm. Their car crashed into a raised section of a bridge and plummeted into a canal..
- Ocean Penavega, Instagram Star, born in United States.
- Paul Elvstrøm, Danish sailer (4 Olympic gold, Finn class 1948,52,56,60), who died at 88.
- Paul Elvstrøm, Danish yachtsman (4 Olympic gold, Finn class 1948,52,56,60), who died at 88.
- Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani singer (Vital Signs 1), who died in a plane crash at 52.
- Junaid Jamshed, Pop Singer.
- Greg Lake, Bassist.
- Greg Lake, English rock vocalist and bassist (King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer), who died of cancer at 69.
- Johannah Deakin, Family Member.
- Johannah Poulston, Family Member.
- Hildegard Hamm-Brücher, German politician, who died at 95.
- Shaheed Junaid Jamshed, World Music Singer.
On this day in 2015
- Time Magazine readers name Bernie Sanders their 'person of the year'.
- US Presidential candidate Donald Trump proposes banning all Muslims from entering the US.
- Beijing issues its 1st ever red alert for pollution.
- David Bowie made his last public appearance when he attended the opening night of the Lazarus production at the New York Theatre Workshop in Manhattan. Tickets to the entire run of the musical (which ran until 20th Jan 2016), sold out within hours of being made available..
- David Bowie’s final public appearance, at the opening of his musical "Lazarus" at New York Theatre Workshop, NYC.
On this day in 2014
- Human Rights Watch Asia Division call for investigation into Indonesian security forces shooting of peaceful protesters.
- Mayor of Paris calls for diesel cars to be banned from the French Capital by 2020, in order to reduce pollution.
- Pink Floyd's classic album, The Dark Side Of The Moon made a surprise return to the Billboard chart when it landed at No.13, thanks to ultra-cheap pricing in the Google Play store where the album was discounted to 99-cents. Although it held the No.1 spot in the US for only a week when released in 1973, it remained in the Billboard album chart for 741 weeks..
- The Archbishop of Canterbury claims that he is more shocked by the plight of Britain's hunger-stricken poor than suffering in African refugee camps.
- The Syrian military accuse Israel of carrying out two air strikes on Syria.
- Typhoon Hagupit hits central Philippines; millions flee homes for shelter.
- Ken Weatherwax, American actor, who died from a heart attack at 59.
- John Bartholomew Tucker, American TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island), who died at 84.
On this day in 2013
- Kd Da Kid, Rapper, born in Florida.
- Jacob Matlala, South African boxer (WBO, WBU, IBA flyweight champion; shortest world champion ever at 1.47m [4-foot-10]), who died from pneumonia at 51.
- Phillipe Favre, Race Car Driver.
- Édouard Molinaro, French film actor, director and screenwriter (La Cage aux Folles), who died a respiratory insufficiency at 85.