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Today in the World Countries

  • Amazigh New Year is being celebrated in Algeria
  • Zanzibar Revolutionary Day is being celebrated in Tanzania

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Special counsel to investigate President Joe Biden's handling of classified documents appointed by US Attorney General Merrick Garland.
  • Mads Gottlieb, YouTube Star, born in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Gerrie Coetzee, Boxer.
  • Gerrie Coetzee, South African boxer (WBA heavyweight title 1983-84), who died from cancer at 67.
  • Lisa Marie Presley, Rock Singer.
  • Paul Johnson, Journalist.

On this day in 2022

  • UK PM Boris Johnson admits he attended a "bring your own booze" staff party in May 2020 during the country's first lockdown.
  • American singer Ronnie Spector died aged 78. She co-founded and fronted the girl group The Ronettes, which had a string of hits in the 1960s, including ‘Be My Baby’ (1963), ‘Baby, I Love You’ (1963), ‘(The Best Part of) Breakin' Up’ (1964), and ‘Walking in the Rain’ (1964). She married producer Phil Spector in 1968. Ronnie alleged in her 1990 memoir, Be My Baby, that following their marriage, Phil subjected her to years of psychological torment and sabotaged her career..
  • Adalia Rose, Facebook Star.
  • Everett Lee, American violinist, and theater and classical conductor (Cosmopolitan Little Symphony,1947-55; Norrkoping Symphony,1962-72), who died at 105.
  • Stjepan Lamza, Croatian soccer midfielder (7 caps Yugoslavia; GNK Dinamo Zagreb), who died at 81.
  • Taffy Thomas, Welsh thoroughbred jockey (Singapore Gold Cup 1977, Vernons Sprint Cup 1978, King's Stand Stakes 1983), who died at 76.
  • Ronnie Spector, Rock Singer.
  • Ronnie Spector [Veronica Bennett], American pop singer (The Ronettes -" Be My Baby"), who died of cancer at 78.
  • Shebby Singh, Soccer Player.

On this day in 2021

  • India's Supreme Court puts on hold three controversial new farm laws that ignited weeks of protests by farmers in Delhi.
  • Adaiah Garcia Cruz, Family Member, born in Philippines.
  • Álvaro Mejía, Colombian athlete (Boston Marathon 1971 2:18:45), who died at 80.
  • Frank Arok AM, Yugoslavian-Australian soccer coach (Australia 1983-89), who died at 88.
  • Frank Arok, Yugoslavian-Australian soccer coach (Australia 1983-89), who died at 88.
  • John Ward, New Zealand cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests; 17 dismissals), who died at 83.
  • Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud, Saudi thoroughbred racing owner and breeder (Juddmonte Farms; Dancing Brave, Enable, Frankel, Arrogate), who died at 84.

On this day in 2020

  • Argentine striker Sergio Agüero becomes top-scoring overseas player in English Premier League football history with a hat-trick in Manchester City's 6-1 rout of Aston Villa; total 177 takes him past Thierry Henry.
  • 1st ATP Cup Men's Tennis, Sydney: Novak Ðokovic & Viktor Troicki beat Spanish pair Pablo Carreño Busta & Feliciano López 6-3,6-4 to clinch inaugural title for Serbia,2-1; Ðokovic beats Rafael Nadal 6-2,7-6.
  • 1st ATP Cup Men's Tennis, Sydney: Novak Ðokovic & Viktor Troicki beat Spanish pair Pablo Carreño Busta & Feliciano López 6-3,6-4 to clinch inaugural title for Serbia,2-1; Ðokovic beats Raphael Nadal 6-2,7-6.
  • Taal volcano,70km (45 miles) south of Manila in the Philippines begins erupting prompting evacuations.
  • Paulo Gonçalves, Portuguese rally racing motorcycle rider (FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship 2013), who died in motorcycle crash during Dakar Rally at 40.
  • La Parka, Wrestler.

On this day in 2019

  • Missy Eliot is the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame.
  • Missy Elliott is the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame.
  • 18 year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrives in Toronto, Canada, as a refugee, via Thailand, after escaping family abuse in Saudi Arabia.
  • Jerry Taylor, Race Car Driver.
  • Bob Kuechenberg, American NFL guard (6-time Pro Bowl, Miami Dolphins), who died of a heart attack at 71.
  • Bonnie Guitar [Buckingham], American guitarist, singer and record executive (Dark Moon), who died at 95.

On this day in 2018

  • Bella Emberg [Sybil Dyke], British comic actress (The Russ Abbott Show), who died of alcohol toxicity at 80.
  • Danny Woods, American musician (CEO of the Board), who died at 75.
  • Keith Jackson, American sportscaster (ABC Monday Night Football, college football), who died at 89.
  • Keith Jackson, Sportscaster.
  • Pierre Pincemaille, French organist, composer, and pedagogue, who died of lung cancer at 61.

On this day in 2017

  • Richard Carpenter said he was owed at least $2m (£1.6m) in royalties for the hits he recorded in The Carpenters. He claimed Universal Music had only paid the band a "minuscule fraction"of the money they were owed from downloads on sites like iTunes and Amazon. The musician was suing for compensation, according to legal documents filed in Los Angeles..
  • US President Barack Obama in surprise presentation awards Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • Justin Thomas (23) becomes the youngest player to shoot a sub-60 round of 59 in the opening round of the Sony Open at Waialae CC in Hawaii; he also wins the tournament.
  • Graham Taylor, Soccer Coach.
  • William Peter Blatty, American scriptwriter and author of The Exorcist, who died at 89.

On this day in 2016

  • Mike Mckee, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2015

  • College Football National Championship, AT& T Stadium, Arlington: #4 Ohio State beats #2 Oregon,42-20.
  • FIFA Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid & Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo wins for a 2nd consecutive time; his 3rd award overall; VfL Wolfsburg midfielder Nadine Keßler is women's award winner.
  • Clifford Adams, American trombone player, who died at 62.
  • John Bayley, English academic and writer (Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch), who died at 89.

On this day in 2014

  • " True Detective", a crime-drama starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, debuts on HBO.
  • Stephen Bunting and Lisa Ashton win the 2014 BDO World Darts Championship.
  • 71st Golden Globes: "12 Years a Slave", Matthew McConaughey, & Cate Blanchett win.
  • Woody Allen receives the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards.
  • Michael L. Strang, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado), who died at 84.
  • Gyula Torok, Hungarian Olympic Champion Boxer, who died at 75.

On this day in 2013

  • Beijing’s level of air pollution is declared to be at levels that are hazardous to human health.
  • A failed attempt to rescue a French hostage in Bulo Marer, Somalia, results in 18 deaths.
  • The 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow used by Freddie Mercury until his death in November 1991, sold at auction for £74,000 to a Russian businessman. The 62,000-mile classic Rolls-Royce which had a guide price of just £9,000-£11,000 featured grey leather, wood trim, electric windows, automatic gearbox, a car phone and radio cassette player and a 6.75-litre V8 engine. It was sold as part of the Coys auction at Autosport International..
  • " Mile High Miracle", In AFC Divisional Playoff Game Denver Broncos ahead of Baltimore Ravens 35-28 with 1:09 remaining, quarterback Joe Flacco heaves 70 yard touchdown pass to receiver Jacoby Jones to tie the game. Ravens win in overtime..
  • Koto Okubo, Supercentenarian.
  • Jean Krier, Poet.




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