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Today in the World Countries
- John Chilembwe Day is being celebrated in Malawi
- Maghe Sankranti is being celebrated in Nepal
- Tamil Thai Pongal Day is being celebrated in Sri Lanka
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Capricorn as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- At least 68 people killed in a plane crash by Yeti Airlines in Pokhara, Nepal, the countries worst crash for three decades.
- Axiore, YouTube Star, born in Malaysia.
- Ahmad Hamdan, Instagram Star, born in Amman, Jordan.
- Idil Ahmed, Self-Help Author, born in Somalia.
- Lloyd Morrisett, Psychologist.
- Marilyn Martinez, TikTok Star.
- Shaye Al-Nafisah, Saudi Arabian soccer forward (32 caps; Al-Kawkab FC), who died at 60.
- Yoshimitsu Yamada, Martial Artist.
On this day in 2022
- Underwater volcano Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai violently erupts with 20km ash plume, sending tsunami over nearby Tonga, with shock waves heard in New Zealand.
- Oil spill at La Pampilla refinery off Peruvian coast after waves from the Tongan eruption cause almost 12,000 barrels to leak into the sea.
- Scot Palmer, Australian sports journalist (The Sun, Sunday Press, Seven Network; President Football Writers Association), who died at 84.
- Ralph Emery, American country music DJ and television host (Nashville Now), who died at 88.
- Ramazan Rragami, Albanian soccer midfielder (20 caps; KF Vllaznia) and manager (KF Vllaznia), who died at 77.
- Joe B. Hall, American Basketball HOF coach (NCAA Division I C'ship 1978; University of Kentucky 1972-85), who died at 93.
- Ed Cheff, American College Baseball HOF coach (16 × NAIA World Series; Lewis–Clark State College 1977-2010), who died at 78.
On this day in 2021
- Dutch government led by PM Mark Rutte resigns after falsely accusing thousands of families of welfare fraud.
- TV series "WandaVision" starring Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany as Vision debuts on Disney+.
- 6.2-magnitude earthquake on Indonesia's island of Sulawesi kills at least 42 with hundreds injured.
- Global death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic passes 2 million (true total likely much higher).
- Bruce Headley, American thoroughbred horse trainer and owner (Breeders'Cup Sprint 2000 Kona Gold), who died from a stroke at 86.
- Vicente Cantatore, Argentine soccer manager (Chile, Real Valladolid, Colo Colo, Real Betis, Sevilla, Sporting de Gijón), who died at 85.
On this day in 2020
- American multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Chris Darrow died of complications from a stroke age 75. He was considered to be a pioneer of country rock music in the late-1960s and performed and recorded with numerous groups, including Kaleidoscope and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Darrow played bass on Leonard Cohen’s debut Songs of Leonard Cohen..
- Bobby Brown, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (5 caps; Rangers, Falkirk) and manager (St Johnstone; Scottish national team 1967-71), who died at 96.
- Rocky Johnson, Canadian pro wrestler (father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson; with Tony Atlas first black champions in WWE history), who died of a pulmonary embolism at 75.
- Rocky Johnson, Wrestler.
On this day in 2019
- Plastic will outweigh fish in the world's oceans by 2050 according to report by the World Economic Forum.
- Theresa May's Brexit deal with the EU is rejected by UK parliament 432 votes to 202, largest parliamentary defeat in its democratic era.
- LGBTQ activists accuse the Russian republic of Chechnya of a new gay purge with 40 detained and two killed.
- Bomb blast and gunfight at DusitD2 hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, leaves at least 21 dead with militants group claiming responsibility al-Shabab.
- Beginning of humanity's largest gathering, the Kumbh Mela Hindu festival with 15 million people bathing at the joining of Ganges and Yamuna rivers, India. 120 million expected over next 49 days..
- A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie tops US album chart with album "Hoodie Szn" selling a record low 823 copies of just digital sales..
- American rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie tops US album chart with album "Hoodie SZN" selling a record low 823 copies of just digital sales.
- Chinese scientists confirm they have germinated a cotton seed on the moon on board the Chang’e 4 lander.
- Witness in El Chapo trial claims former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto accepted $100 million bribe from the drug cartel head.
- Carol Channing, American actress, singer and comedian (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Hello Dolly), who died at 97.
- Carol Channing, American comic actress, and singer (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Hello Dolly), who died at 97.
- Carol Channing, Stage Actress.
On this day in 2018
- Fashion photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber are suspended from magazines including Vogue, after allegations of sexual harassment in "The New York Times".
- Irish musician and singer-songwriter Dolores O’Riordan from The Cranberries died unexpectedly while she was in London, England, for a recording session. The Cranberries had the 1994 hit singles ‘Linger’, 'Dreams' and 'Zombie' and the bands 1993 album Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We spent a total of 86 weeks on the UK chart..
- Operation in El Junquito, Venezuela, to capture terrorist group including Oscar Pérez, accused of mounting a coup, ends in 4 deaths.
- US Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Simone Biles says she is one of more than 130 women sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar.
- Pope Francis arrives in Chile for a three-day visit amid child sexual abuse claims against church clergy.
- Protests against the current government turn violent in Tunis, Tunisia marking the seventh anniversary of the revolution.
- Romanian Social Democrat (PSD) Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigns after 7 months in office.
- Chicago West, Family Member, born in Los Angeles, CA.
- Cyrille Regis, English former footballer, who died of a heart attack at 59.
- Joe Frank [Joseph Langermann], American radio personality (KCRW), who died of cancer at 79.
- Dolores O’Riordan, Irish musician and singer-songwriter (The Cranberries - "Zombie" ;, "Linger"), drowns in the bath at 46.
- Dolores O’Riordan, Irish musician and singer-songwriter (The Cranberries, Zombie, Linger), drowns in the bath at 46.
- Dolores O'Riordan, Rock Singer.
- Edwin Hawkins, American gospel musician, choir master and composer (Oh Happy Day), who died of pancreatic cancer at 74.
- Edwin Hawkins, American gospel musician, choir master and composer (" Oh Happy Day"), who died of pancreatic cancer at 74.
- Peter Wyngarde [Cyril Goldbert], British actor (Department S and Jason King), who died at 90.
- Mathilde Krim, American medical researcher and founding chairman of amfAR (Foundation for AIDS Research), who died at 91.
On this day in 2017
- Jimmy Snuka, Wrestler.
- Jimmy 'Superfly'Snuka, Fijian-born American professional wrestler, who died at 73.
- Randy Bateman, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2016
- Nineteen of David Bowie's albums entered the UK album charts in the wake of his death. His new album, Blackstar, reached No.1, and in the top 40, Nothing Has Changed - The Very Best Of was at No.5, The Best Of 1969 / 1974 was at No.11, Hunky Dory, No.14, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, No.17, Best of Bowie, No.18, Aladdin Sane, No.23, The Next Day, No.25, Low No.31 and Diamond Dogs, No. 37. Thirteen Bowie tracks also entered the top 100, led by 'Heroes' at No.12. Also his songs were streamed more than 19 million times on services like Apple Music and Spotify..
- Islamist militants attack a hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso killing 28, injuring 56.
- American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan unveils newest exhibit replica skeleton of a Titanosaur dinosaur (found 2010 Argentina), largest known dinosaur at 70 tons,37m.
- Dan Haggerty, American actor (Grizzly Adams), who died of cancer at 73.
- Noreen Corcoran, American actress (Bachelor Father), who died at 72.
- Sonny Bonnett, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2015
- 20th Critics'Choice Movie Awards: Boyhood wins Best Film.
- Kim Fowley, American record producer (the Runaways), who died at 75.
- Kim Fowley, US record producer (the Runaways), who died at 75.
On this day in 2014
- LA Dodgers sign pitcher Clayton Kershaw to the biggest deal in baseball history, a 7-year, $215 million package averaging $30.7 million per season.
- Joachim Nowotny, German writer, who died at 80.
On this day in 2013
- 83 people are killed and 150 are injured in a rocket attack on Aleppo University, Syria.
- 19 Egyptian Army recruits are killed and 120 are injured in a train accident in Giza.
- " Gomer Pyle" actor Jim Nabors at the age of 82 weds retired performer Stan Cadwallader at the age of 64 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle.
- Nagisa Oshima, Japanese film director and screen writer, who died at 80.
- Nagisa Oshima, Japanese film director and screenwriter, who died at 80.
- Nagisa Oshima, Screenwriter.
- Mario Kuri-Aldana, Mexican composer, and teacher, who died at 81.
- Jennings Michael Burch, American writer (They Cage the Animals at Night), who died at 71.
- (Jesús) "Chucho" Castillo, Mexican bantamweight boxer (WBA, WBC,1970), who died from a heart attack at 68.
- Daphne Anderson, British actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice), who died at 90.
- Chucho Castillo, Mexican bantamweight boxer (WBA, WBC,1970), who died from a heart attack at 68.
- Yuli Turovsky, Russian-Canadian cellist (Borodin Trio,1976-91), conductor (I Musici de Montreal Chamber Orchestra,1983-2011), and teacher, who died at 73.