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Today in the World Countries
- Prešeren Day is being celebrated in Slovenia
- Virgin of Caacupe Day is being celebrated in Paraguay
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aquarius as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Complete, Rapper, born in Australia.
- Neringa Kriz?Iu¯te?, Instagram Star, born in Kaunas, Lithuania.
- Sienna Bernardini, TikTok Star, born in France.
- Mateusz Muranski, MMA Fighter.
- Miroslav Blazevic, Soccer Coach.
- Branka Veselinovic, Movie Actress.
- Elena Fanchini, Skier.
- Charlie Faulkner, Welsh rugby union prop (19 Tests Wales; British & Irish Lions 1977; Pontypool RFC, Barbarian FC) and coach (Newport RFC), who died at 81.
On this day in 2022
- Horn of Africa with 13 million people now facing humanitarian crisis amid drought where the rainy season has failed three years in a row, according to UN World Food Program.
- BRIT Awards: Adele wins best artist, song and album of the year.
- Austrian alpine skier Matthias Mayer narrowly retains his Olympic Super-G title from American Ryan Cochran-Siegle at the Beijing Winter Games; Mayer's 3rd Olympic gold medal.
- Bamber Gascoigne, Game Show Host.
- (Arthur) Bamber Gascoigne, English television presenter (University Challenge,1962-87), and author, who died at 87.
- Luc Montagnier, Physiologist.
On this day in 2021
- Martial law declared in Mandalay, Myanmar, amid continuing protests against the country's military coup.
- South Africa halts rollout of Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 pandemic vaccine after research into the South African variant showed no protection again mild and moderate illness.
- South Africa halts rollout of Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 pandemic vaccine after research into the South African variant showed no protection against mild and moderate illness.
- Riley Sabara, Family Member, born in United States.
- Mary Wilson, American pop vocalist (Supremes - "Where Did Our Love Go?"), who died at 76.
- Mary Wilson, R& B Singer.
- Marty Schottenheimer, American football coach (Cleveland Browns, KC Chiefs; NFL Coach of Year 2004, San Diego Chargers), who died from Alzheimer's disease at 77.
- David Egerton, English rugby union #8 (7 caps; Bath Rugby) and broadcaster (BBC), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 59.
- Dazharia Shaffer, TikTok Star.
On this day in 2020
- Gunman shoots and kills 29 people in a shopping center in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, with 57 injured. Shooter shot and killed by security forces a day later..
- Irish General Election: No party wins a majority, Sinn Fein 37 seats and the popular vote, Fianna Fáil 38 seats, Leo Varadkar's ruling Fine Gael only 35 seats.
- Irish General Election: No party wins a majority, Sinn Féin 37 seats and the popular vote, Fianna Fáil 38 seats, Leo Varadkar's ruling Fine Gael only 35 seats.
- Roddy Ricch was at No.1 on the US chart with his debut studio album Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial. The album later won Album of the Year at the 2020 BET Awards and Apple Music named it Album of the Year, where it was 2020's most streamed album globally..
- Keelin Shanley, Journalist.
- Erhard Schnell, German automotive designer 'Father of the Opel GT', who died at 92.
- Paula Kelly, Stage Actress.
- Qing Han, Illustrator.
- Robert Conrad [Conrad R. Falk], American actor (Wild Wild West), who died at 84.
On this day in 2019
- Thai King Vajiralongkorn issues royal decree calling Princess Ubolratana 's candidacy for Prime Minister for Thai Raksa Chart political party “improper and highly inappropriate”.
- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos accuses The National Enquirer and its owner, American Media Inc, of blackmail over private messages detailing an extramarital affair.
- Fire at Ninho de Urubu football training center for Flamengo football club, Rio de Janeiro, kills 10.
- Washington's Governor Jay Inslee declares a state emergency after heavy snowfall.
On this day in 2018
- Bangladesh court sentences former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to 5 years in prison for corruption.
- Twitter reports its first quarterly profit as a public company.
- Noriaki Kasai of Japan becomes first athlete in history to participate in 8 Winter Olympics in the ski jumping qualification prior to the Pyeongchang Games.
- Paul Danblon, Belgian composer, opera director, opera administrator and scientific journalist, who died at 86.
- Ebony Reigns, Reggae Singer.
On this day in 2017
- US Senate confirms Jeff Sessions Attorney General, after controversy and protests.
- Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, British socialite, who died at 45.
- Rinanan, Instagram Star.
- Peter Mansfield, British Physician whose discoveries led to MRI (2003 Nobel Prize), who died at 83.
- Ljubisa Beara, Bosnian general convicted of overseeing Srebrenica Massacre, who died in prison at 77.
- Nicolai Gedda, Swedish opera tenor (Opera Two to Six), who died at 91.
On this day in 2016
- Late-night talk show "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" debuts on TBS in the US.
- Benny Nguyen, YouTube Star, born in United States.
- John Disley, Welsh athlete (co-founded London Marathon), who died at 87.
- Violetta Verdy, French ballerina and teacher, who died at 82.
On this day in 2015
- 68th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "Boyhood" Best Film, Richard Linklater Best Director.
- 68th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Boyhood" Best Film, Richard Linklater Best Director.
- 57th Grammy Awards: Best Song "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith, Best Album "Morning Phase" by Beck.
- Ivory Coast wins the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations football championship.
- British soul singer Sam Smith won four Grammy Awards in the US, including the prestigious prizes for record and song of the year for 'Stay With Me' and best new artist. Album of the year went to Beck for Morning Phase..
- Parker Yeager, YouTube Star, born in United States.
- Filipe Pires, Portuguese pianist, composer (Portugaliae Genesis), and educator, who died at 81.
On this day in 2014
- Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe claim gold and silver medals in the moguls freestyle skiing event at the Sochi Winter Olympics; first Canadian sisters to stand together on the podium.
- Slopestyle snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; American Sage Kotsenburg is inaugural men's gold medallist.
- Netherlands sweeps the medals in the men's 5,000m speed skating at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Sven Kramer retains title (Vancouver (2010) ahead of team mates Jan Blokhuijsen and Jorrit Bergsma.
- Netherlands sweeps the medals in the men's 5,000m speed skating at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Sven Kramer retains title (Vancouver (2010) ahead of teammates Jan Blokhuijsen and Jorrit Bergsma.
- 17 people are killed after a truck & bus collide in Mendoza, Argentina.
- Ole Einar Bjørndalen equals the Winter Olympics medal record with 12.
- 15 people are killed & 130 injured in a hotel fire in Medina, Saudi Arabia.
- Maryen Miller, Family Member.
On this day in 2013
- LA Superior Court Judge Charles Palmer threw out a claim by Axl Rose of fraud and misrepresentation against Guitar Hero III. Rose claimed that his deal with the company to license the song 'Welcome to the Jungle' for use in the game included a promise from Activision that no images of Slash would be used in the game. Later, both Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani’s band No Doubt sued the company over their own portrayals in Band Hero, a Guitar Hero series spin-off..
- A report on the the rise of digital music showed that one in five consumers (19.6%) bought all their music as downloads. The report said that 27.7% of UK music fans purchased downloads from stores such as iTunes or Amazon; or streamed songs on services like Spotify or YouTube and that the streaming market was now worth £49m to record labels..
- A massive blizzard begins in the US and Canada that resulted in 15 deaths,5,300 cancelled flights, and loss of power for 900,000 people.
- 100,000 people march to demand justice for the atrocities of the Bangladesh Liberation War in Dhaka.
- 29 people are killed and 69 are injured in a series of Iraq bombings.
- 16 people are killed and 27 are wounded by a market bombing in Kalaya, Pakistan.
- James DePreist, American conductor (Mitropoulos Prize,1964, Oregon Symphony,1980-2003), who died of a heart attack at 76.