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Today in the World Countries

  • Majority Rule Day is being celebrated in The Bahamas
  • Vaudoun Day is being celebrated in Benin, Benin

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • EVENTS
  • 80th Golden Globe Awards: Film "The Fabelmans" best drama, "The Banshees of Inisherin" best comedy/musical, TV "House of the Dragon", best drama, "Abbott Elementary" best comedy.
  • BIRTHS
  • Blu Amal Saleh, Family Member, born in United States.
  • DEATHS
  • Bruce Murray, New Zealand cricket batsman (13 Tests,5 x 50, HS 90; Wellington), who died at 82.
  • George Pell, Religious Leader.

On this day in 2022

  • EVENTS
  • College Football, National Championship, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana: #3 Georgia beats #1 Alabama,33-18.
  • Crytocurrency Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, now one of the world's richest billionaires, with net worth of $96 billion according to Bloomberg.
  • 79th Golden Globes: Best film "The Power of the Dog" (drama), "West Side Story" (comedy/musical), Best TV series "Succession", Best Director Jane Campion (Motion Picture).
  • US reports 1.34 million new COVID-19 pandemic infections, a global record, with Omicron variant accounting for an estimated 95% of cases.
  • The US Mint issues quarter coins commemorating poet Maya Angelou, first black woman to be depicted.
  • DEATHS
  • Alfred Gager, Austrian soccer midfielder (6 caps; Austria Wien, FC Wacker Wien), who died at 79.
  • Khan Jamal [Warren Cheeseboro], American jazz vibraphonist and marimba player (Sounds of Liberation; Creative Art Ensemble), who died of kidney failure at 75.
  • Don Maynard, American Pro Football HOF wide receiver (Super Bowl 1969; First-team All-AFL 1968,69; AFL All-Star 1965,67–69; NY Titans/Jets), who died at 86.

On this day in 2021

  • EVENTS
  • America records more than 3,000 deaths a day for the first time reaching 3,249, passing 375,000 deaths in total a day later.
  • PGA of America pulls 2022 PGA Championship from Trump National GC at Bedminster, NJ, days after supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the US Capitol.
  • DEATHS
  • David Barclay, British hotel magnate (The Ritz) and multi-billionaire, who died at 86.
  • Dee Rowe, American college basketball coach (UConn Huskies men's team 1969-76; 103–78 [.569]), who died at 91.
  • Donald Smith, English cricket batsman (3 Tests; Sussex), who died at 97.
  • Hubert Auriol, French off-road motorcyclist and auto racer (Dakar Rally 1981,83,92), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 68.

On this day in 2020

  • DEATHS
  • Guido Messina, Italian road and track cyclist (World C'ship gold individual 4000m pursuit 1948,53,54,55,56; Olympic gold team 1952), who died at 89.
  • Brian James, Rugby Player.
  • Petko Petkov, Bulgarian soccer forward (33 caps; Beroe Stara Zagora, Austria Wien), who died at 73.
  • Qaboos Binsaid Al-Said, Sultan.

On this day in 2019

  • EVENTS
  • Philip Glass'Symphony No. 12 (Lodger), based loosely on David Bowie's 1979 album "Lodger" premieres with the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by John Adams, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California.
  • Oceans warming faster than previous thought due to fossil fuel burning, according to data published in journal "Science".
  • Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi proclaimed winner in Democratic Republic of the Congo presidency elections in a disputed result.
  • 13 year-old Jayme Closs escapes her kidnapper after 3 months in captivity in Wisconsin.
  • American singer Larry Cunningham died of a heart attack age 67. He is best known as a member of the R&B/soul group The Floaters who scored the 1977 US No.2 and UK No.1 hit ‘Float On.’ The song was adapted in the early 1990s to advertise Cadbury's Crème Eggs..
  • Canadian astronomers report fast radio bursts (FRBs) of probable extragalactic origin, one repeating six times at the CHIME observatory, British Columbia.
  • Lady Gaga apologises for working with R. Kelly in light of docuseries "Surviving R. Kelly".
  • DEATHS
  • Kevin Fret, Rapper.

On this day in 2018

  • EVENTS
  • Jeff Bezos becomes the second man worth over $100 billion as his wealth hits $106 billion due to a rise in Amazon's share price.
  • British guitarist Eddie Clarke, who was a member of heavy metal bands Fastway and Motörhead died in hospital, where he was being treated for pneumonia. He was 67 years old. Of Motörhead's classic lineup, which consisted of Lemmy, himself and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, he was the last surviving member..
  • DEATHS
  • Doreen Tracey, British-born American performer (Mickey Mouse Club-Mouseketeer), who died at 74.
  • " Fast" Eddie Clarke, British guitarist (Fastway, Motörhead), who died from pneumonia at 67.
  • Tom Luken, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio), who died at 92.

On this day in 2017

  • DEATHS
  • Tony Rosato, Italian-born Canadian comedian (SCTV, Saturday Night Live), who died at 63.
  • Tony Rosato, Voice Actor.
  • Steven McDonald, New York City Police Department patrolman who was shot and paralyzed in the line of duty, who died at 59.
  • Oliver Smithies, British biochemist (2007 Noble Prize for gene targeting), who died at 91.
  • Clare Hollingworth, British war correspondent who was the first to report on the outbreak of WWII, who died at 105.
  • Buddy Greco, American jazz singer (Away We Go, Broadway Open House), who died at 90.

On this day in 2016

  • EVENTS
  • English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, painter, and actor David Bowie died from liver cancer at his New York home two days after releasing the album Blackstar on his 69th birthday. His first UK Top 40 single was the 1969 'Space Oddity' which became a UK No.1 in 1975, plus over 50 other UK Top 40 hits including five No.1's. Bowie has also scored two US No.1 singles, the 1975 'Fame' and 1983 'Let's Dance'. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million albums worldwide, made him one of the world's best-selling music artists..
  • 73rd Golden Globes: "The Revenant", "The Martian", Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson win.
  • BIRTHS
  • Woo Wop, YouTube Star, born in United States.
  • Anahita Hashemzadeh, Instagram Star, born in Isfahan, Iran.
  • DEATHS
  • David Bowie [David Robert Jones], English rock singer-songwriter (" Space Oddity" ; "Changes" ; "Ziggy Stardust", who died of cancer at 69.
  • David Bowie [David Robert Jones], English singer-songwriter (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust), who died of cancer at 69.
  • David Bowie, Rock Singer.
  • Dizzy Dean, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2015

  • EVENTS
  • Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska & Jerzy Janowicz beat American pair Serena Williams & John Isner 7-5,6-3 to clinch a 2-1 win; earlier Radwanska defeats Williams 6-4,6-7,6-1.
  • 57 people are killed after an oil tanker collided with a passenger coach outside of Karachi, Pakistan.
  • 72 people are killed & 169 hospitalized after a mass poisoning of beer with crocodile bile at a funeral in Mozambique.
  • DEATHS
  • Robert Stone, American novelist (Dog Soldiers, WUSA), who died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 77.
  • Timothy Lee Drummond, American musician, who died at 74.
  • Francesco Rosi, Italian film director (" The Mattei Affair" - Palme d'Or 1972), who died at 92.
  • Junior Malanda, Soccer Player.
  • Brad Stephen "Taylor" Negron, American actor and writer (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Easy Money), who died of liver cancer at 57.

On this day in 2014

  • DEATHS
  • Aram Gharabekian, Armenian conductor (National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia; Boston SinfoNova,1983-96), who died at 58.
  • Larry Speakes, Acting White House Press Secretary under President Ronald Reagan, who died at 74.
  • Sam Berns, Activist.

On this day in 2013

  • EVENTS
  • 18th Critics'Choice Movie Awards: Argo wins Best Film.
  • 81 people are killed and 120 are wounded by a twin bombing in Quetta, Pakistan.
  • 39th People's Choice Awards: Robert Downey Jr & Jennifer Lawrence win (Movie Star) and Nathan Fillion & Ellen Pompeo win (TV Drama).
  • Claude Nobs the founder and general manager of the Montreux Jazz Festival died aged 76. During a 1971 Frank Zappa concert, at the Montreux Casino the venue caught fire. Nobs saved several young people who had hidden in the casino, thinking they would be sheltered from the flames. This act earned him a mention (as Funky Claude in the line "Funky Claude was running in and out pulling kids out the ground") in the Deep Purple song Smoke on the Water, which is about the incident..
  • DEATHS
  • Evan Connell, American author, who died at 88.
  • George Gruntz, Pianist.
  • Claude Nobs, Entrepreneur.

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