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Today in the World Countries

  • Heroes' Day (Patrice Lumumba) is being celebrated in Dr Congo

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Italy's most wanted mobster Matteo Messina Denaro arrested at a private clinic in Palermo after being on the run for 30 years.
  • Cherri, TikTok Star, born in South Korea.
  • Will Njobvu, Radio Host, born in London, England.
  • Yvonne Di Lauro, Blogger, born in Germany.
  • Violet Flowergarden, YouTube Star.
  • Chris Ford, American basketball guard (NBA C'ship 1971 Detroit Pistons; Boston Celtics) and coach (Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, LA Clippers), who died from a heart attack at 74.
  • Lucile Randon, Supercentenarian.

On this day in 2022

  • Kevin Flynn, Irish rugby union centre (22 caps; Leinster RFC), who died at 82.
  • Yvette Mimieux, American actress (Time Machine; Where the Boys Are; Light in the Piazza), who died at 80.

On this day in 2021

  • Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny is arrested immediately on his return to Russia after recovering from nerve-agent poisoning.
  • Harry Brant, Family Member.
  • (Julian) "Junior" Mance, American jazz pianist (Dinah Washington; Dizzy Gillespie), who died at 92.
  • (Julian) "Junior" Mance, American jazz pianist (Dinah Washington; Dizzy Gillespie), who died of a brain hemorrhage after a fall at 92.

On this day in 2020

  • John Hine, Race Car Driver.
  • Derek Fowlds, British actor (Yes Minister, The Basil Brush Show), who died at 82.
  • Bapu Nadkarni, Indian cricket all-rounder (41 Tests; top score 122; 88 wickets), who died at 86.
  • Morimichi Takagi, Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (NPB All-Star 1966–67,73,79; Chunichi Dragons), who died at 78.
  • Pietro Anastasi, Italian soccer striker (25 caps; Juventus, Ascoli, Inter), who died from motor neurone disease at 71.

On this day in 2019

  • Car bomb in Bogota, Colombia, outside the National Police Academy kills at least 8 and injures 41.
  • China executes Cai Dongjia, the country's "godfather of crystal meth" from Boshe, Guangdong.
  • Indian spiritual leader Ram Rahim Singh and two aides sentenced to life in prison for murdering journalist who exposed sexual abuse at the sect.
  • Lajos Papp, Hungarian composer (Otoño (Autumn)), and educator, who died at 83.
  • Hailie Masson, TikTok Star.
  • Reggie Young, American session guitarist (The Memphis Boys), who died of heart failure at 82.
  • T.A. Toomes, Race Car Driver.
  • Windsor Davies, British actor (It Ain't Half Hot Mum), who died at 88.

On this day in 2018

  • Simon Shelton Barnes, British actor (Teletubbies-Tinky Winky), who died of hypothermia at 52.
  • Simon Shelton, TV Actor.
  • Augusto Polo Campos, Composer.
  • Jessica Falkholt, Australian actress (Hope Morrison-Home and Away, who died at 29, three days after a car crash which also killed both her parents.

On this day in 2017

  • Search for missing aircraft MH370 over the Indian Ocean is called off.
  • US President Barack Obama commutes WikiLeaks discloser Chelsea Manning's prison sentence from 35 to 7 years.
  • Nigerian military mistakely bomb refugee camp killing more than 70 in Rann, Borno state.
  • Nigerian military mistakenly bomb refugee camp killing more than 70 in Rann, Borno state.
  • Tibor Fátyol, Hungarian composer, who died at 81.

On this day in 2016

  • American brass player Mic Gillette died of a heart attack. A child prodigy, Gillette picked up the trumpet and was reading music by age four. He was a member of soul band Tower of Power..
  • English drummer Dale Griffin died aged 67. He was a founder member of Mott the Hoople best known for classic tracks 'Roll Away The Stone' and 'All The Young Dudes'. The band who made eight albums during their five-and-a-half year existence, reformed to mark their 40th anniversary in 2009 - but Griffin was too ill to take part. Griffin also produced numerous BBC Radio 1 John Peel sessions from 1981 to 1994 including the first professional recording session for Pulp in 1981..
  • Fourth Democratic presidential candidates debate: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clash over healthcare and gun control in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Dale "Buffin" Griffin, English rock drummer (Mott The Hoople - "All Young Dudes"), who died at 67.
  • Dale "Buffin" Griffin, English rock drummer (Mott The Hoople), who died at 67.
  • Mic Gillette, American brass player (Tower of Power, Cold Blood, The Sons of Champlin), who died of a heart attack at 64.
  • Mic Gillette, American trumpet, trombone, and flugelhorn player (Tower of Power, Cold Blood, The Sons of Champlin), who died of a heart attack at 64.
  • Mike Sharpe, Wrestler.

On this day in 2015

  • American boxer Deontay Wilder wins the WBC heavyweight championship by unanimous decision over Bermane Stiverne at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas; Wilder first American to hold a heavyweight title since Shannon Briggs in 2007.
  • Eden Recipon, Model, born in South Korea.
  • English actor and comedian Stephen Fry at the age of 57 weds English stand-up comedian Elliott Spencer in Dereham, Norfolk, England.
  • Actor/comedian Stephen Fry at the age of 57 weds stand-up comedian Elliott Spencer in the Norfolk town of Dereham.
  • Greg Plitt, American fitness model and entrepreneur, who died when hit by a train at 37.

On this day in 2014

  • Madonna apologised for using a racial slur to refer to her son on an Instagram post, after she uploaded a snapshot of 13-year-old Rocco Ritchie boxing with the offensive epithet used in a hashtag accompanying the photo. Madonna's comment was swiftly deleted from her Instagram account after some of her 1.1 million followers berated her for using the hashtag "#disnigga".
  • 21 people are killed in a suicide bombing in a restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • Mia Grace Tindall, Family Member, born in Gloucester, England.
  • Mohammed Burhanuddin, Indian Islamic religious leader (52nd Da'i al Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohrans), who died at 98.

On this day in 2013

  • Japan unveils plans to build the world’s largest wind farm near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
  • 106 people are massacred by Syrian army forces in Homs.
  • 4 people are killed and over 2,000 are evacuated after a massive flood hits Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • 33 people are killed by a series of bombs across Iraq.
  • 8 people are killed in a plane crash in Chiapas, Mexico.
  • Robert F. Chew, American actor, who died from heart failure at 52.
  • Lizbeth Webb, English soprano, who died at 86.
  • Gene Peltier, Race Car Driver.




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