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Today in the World Countries
- Heroes' Day (Laurent Kabila) is being celebrated in Dr Congo
- John Chilembwe Day Holiday is being celebrated in Malawi
- Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday is being celebrated in American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Capricorn as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2027
- The Roman Empire is established. One of the events marking the beginning of the Imperium Romanum was the Roman Senate s granting of the honorific Augustus to Octavian on this day..
- Jessica Carrillo, Journalist, born in Mexico.
- Gina Lollobrigida, Movie Actress.
- Bjarne Hansen, Norwegian soccer centre-back (3 caps; Vålerenga FC), who died at 93.
On this day in 2022
- Unvaccinated World #1 tennis player novak djokovic is deported by the Australian government on "health and good order" grounds, without playing in the Australian Open.
- Unvaccinated World #1 tennis player Novak Ðokovic is deported by the Australian government on "health and good order" grounds, without playing in the Australian Open.
- Charles McGee, American US Air Force officer and fighter pilot of the Tuskegee Airmen (WWII, Korean War, Vietnam), who died at 102.
- Charles Mcgee, Pilot.
- Collarwali, Indian tigress and 'Super Mum'who birthed 29 cubs, cremated at Pench Tiger Reserve at 16.
On this day in 2021
- American producer Phil Spector died in prison age 81. Known for his 'Spector Wall Of Sound’ he was a member of Teddy Bears, who had the 1958 US No.1 single 'To Know Him Is To Love Him'. He went on to produce many classic songs including; Ben E King, 'Spanish Harlem', The Crystals, 'Da Doo Ron Ron', The Ronettes, 'Baby I Love You', The Righteous Brothers, 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling', Ike and Tina Turner, 'River Deep, Mountain High'. He also produced albums for The Ramones, John Lennon, George Harrison, The Beatles, Cher and Harry Nilsson. The 2003 shooting of actress Lana Clarkson in his Alhambra, California home led to his 2009 conviction of murder in the second degree..
- Armin Laschet is elected leader of Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU), to replace long-serving leader Angela Merkel.
- India begin the vaccination of its 1.3 billion people for COVID-19 pandemic.
- 10 Nepali climbers become the first to reach the summit of K2 in winter on the China-Pakistan border.
- Jon Arnett, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (USC; 5 × Pro Bowl; LA Rams, Chicago Bears), who died from heart failure at 85.
- (Harvey) Phil Spector, American record producer (Wall of Sound), and convicted murderer, who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 81.
On this day in 2020
- Former Sacramento State softball player Alyssa Nakken becomes first woman to hold a coaching position on a MLB staff when named an assistant by the San Francisco Giants.
- Newly appointed manager Carlos Beltran and New York Mets mutually agree to part ways because of his role in Houston Astros sign stealing scandal; third manager forced out of a job as a result of the allegations.
- Impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump begins in the Senate.
- Peter Hammersley, British Rear-Admiral who served on and designed submarines, who died at 91.
- Efraín Sánchez, Colombian soccer goalkeeper (9 caps; San Lorenzo) and manager (Columbia), who died at 93.
- Christopher Tolkien, British author and son of J. R. R. Tolkien, who died at 95.
On this day in 2019
- American musician Lorna Doom died of cancer age 61. She was the bass guitarist for the punk rock band the Germs. Their music was influential to many later punk rock acts. Germs guitarist Pat Smear went on to achieve greater fame performing with Nirvana and Foo Fighters..
- Australian Bureau of Meteorology tweets last four days were the country's hottest on record with Tarcoola, South Australia, reaching 49 C (120 F), Port Augusta 48.5 C (119 F).
- Egyptian city Cairo is engulfed by a sandstorm turning it orange.
- Explosion by a suicide bomber aimed at US-led coalition forces at a market in Manjib, Syria, kills about 18 including four Americans.
- Houston guard James Harden becomes first player to score 55+ points in back-to-back NBA games since Wilt Chamberlain (1962); scores 58 in 145-142 OT loss to Brooklyn; 18 straight games with 30+ points.
- Golden State guard Stephen Curry first player in NBA history to hit 8+ three-point FGs in 3 consecutive games; goes 9-of- 17 three's in Warriors'147-140 win over New Orleans; teams combine for NBA record 43 3-pointers.
- Golden State Warriors break 2 franchise records in 142-111 win over Denver Nuggets; in 1st quarter, record 10 three-point field goals on way to franchise best 51 points in the period.
- UK Prime Minister Theresa May wins vote of no confidence in her government 325 to 306.
- UN says at least 890 killed in ethnic violence in the western Democratic Republic of Congo in December, with 465 building destroyed, delaying the presidential election.
- Spartaco Dini, Race Car Driver.
- Rita Vidaurri, American Ranchera singer, who died at 94.
- Hugh Lewin, South African anti-apartheid activist and writer (Bandiet: Seven Years in a South African Prison), who died at 79.
On this day in 2018
- Jo Jo White, American basketballer (Olympic gold - 1968), who died of complications of dementia at 71.
- Bradford Dillman, American actor (Compulsion, Piranha, Sudden Impact, Enforcer), who died of complications of pneumonia at 87.
- Dave Holland, English heavy metal rocker (Judas Priest-Breakin'the Law), who died at 69.
- Dave Holland, English heavy metal rocker (Judas Priest - "Breakin'the Law"), who died at 69.
On this day in 2017
- Cuthbert Johnson, English musician and Benedictine abbot, who died at 70.
- Eugene Cernan, American NASA astronaut (12th person on the moon), who died at 82.
- Eugene Cernan, Astronaut.
On this day in 2016
- First ever flower grown in space - a zinnia aboard the International Space Station using NASA Veggie system.
- Khadeejah Faatimah Abdullah, Instagram Star, born in Indonesia.
- Actress and singer Jamie-Lynn Sigler at the age of 35 weds baseball player Cutter Dykstra at the age of 53 in Palm Springs, California.
- Bob Harkey, Race Car Driver.
- Gary Loizzo, American rock guitarist and singer (American Breed - "Bend Me, Shape Me"), who died of pancreatic cancer at 70.
On this day in 2015
- Gempita Nora Marten, Family Member, born in Indonesia.
On this day in 2014
- 19th Critics'Choice Movie Awards: 12 Years a Slave wins Best Film.
- Russell Johnson, American television and film actor, best known for his role as "The Professor" on Gilligan's Island, who died of kidney failure at 89.
- Albert Hammond, Race Car Driver.
- Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor (Charlotte's Web, Alice, The Partridge Family), who died from heart and kidney failure at 82.
On this day in 2013
- A four day occupation of an Algerian BP facility by Amenas militants begins, killing 48 hostages.
- It was announced that Joe Strummer was to have a city square named after him in Spain following a Facebook campaign.More than 2,000 residents of Granada, where The Clash frontman became a frequent visitor, signed a petition calling for him to be honoured. City hall officials agreed to the proposals and a square in the area was set to be renamed Plaza de Joe Strummer..
- 25 people are killed after an apartment block collapses in Alexandria, Egypt.
- 24 people die after three car bombs exploded in Idlib Governorate, Syria.
- Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Soviet skier (Olympic gold 1964), who died at 81.
- Abigail Van Buren [Pauline Phillips], American columnist and radio show host known for "Dear Abby" advice column, twin sister of fellow advice columnist Ann Landers (Eppie Lederer), who died from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 94.