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Today in the World Countries

  • Coptic Epiphany is being celebrated in Eritrea
  • Epiphany / Timkat is being celebrated in Ethiopia
  • Orthodox Epiphany is being celebrated in Georgia

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Cyclone Cheneso makes landfall in northern Madagascar, killing at least 25 people and leaving about 40,000 homeless.
  • Peter Feeney, Movie Actor, born in New Zealand.
  • David Crosby, American rock singer-songwriter (The Byrds,1964-67 - "Eight Miles High" ; Crosby, Stills & Nash - "Guinnevere" ; "Wooden Ships"), who died at 81.

On this day in 2022

  • 5G cellphone service launches in the US with airlines claiming it could interfere with airplane technologies.
  • UK PM Boris Johnson eases Omicron COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, saying the current wave of infections has peaked.
  • Nils Arne Eggen, Norwegian soccer defender (29 caps; Rosenborg, Vålerengen FC) and manager (Norway; Rosenborg), who died at 80.
  • Gloria McMillan, American radio and television actress (Our Miss Brooks - "Harriet"), who died at 88.
  • Hans-Jürgen Dörner, German soccer defender (96 caps; Dynamo Dresden 400 games) and manager (Werder Bremen), who died at 70.
  • Gaspard Ulliel, French actor (Hannibal Rising; Saint Laurent), who died from head injuries suffered in helmet-less skiing accident at 37.
  • Gaspard Ulliel, Movie Actor.

On this day in 2021

  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China is committing genocide in its repression of Uighurs and other Muslim people.
  • The US death toll from COVID-19 pandemic passes 400,000.
  • Mark Wilson, Magician.
  • Baby Ceo, Rapper.

On this day in 2020

  • AFC Championship, Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri: Kansas City Chiefs beat Tennessee Titans,35-24.
  • AFC Championship, Arrowhead Stadium, KC: Kansas City Chiefs beat Tennessee Titans,35-24.
  • American R&B singer and musician Robert Parker died age 89. He was best known for his 1966 hit, 'Barefootin'. He played with most of New Orleans’ musicians, including Fats Domino, Irma Thomas, and Huey "Piano"Smith..
  • NFC Championship, Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California: San Francisco 49ers beat Green Bay Packers,37-20.
  • NFC Championship, Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara: San Francisco 49ers beat Green Bay Packers,37-20.
  • Robert Parker, American saxophonist and soul singer (Barefootin'), who died at 89.
  • Robert Parker, American saxophonist and soul singer (" Barefootin'"), who died at 89.
  • Jimmy Heath, American jazz saxophonist and composer, known as "Little Bird", who died at 93.
  • Jimmy Heath "Little Bird", American jazz saxophonist and composer, who died at 93.
  • Kazim Ayvaz, Turkish wrestler (Olympic gold lightweight 1964; World C'ship gold welterweight 1958; lightweight 1962), who died at 81.

On this day in 2019

  • Henry Sy Sr., Chinese Malay businessman 'Philippines Retail King', who died at 94.
  • Mario Bertoncini, Italian composer, who died at 86.
  • Sean Dolan, Family Member.
  • Ted McKenna, Scottish drummer (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band; Rory Gallagher), who died from surgery complication at 68.

On this day in 2018

  • Scottish drummer Ted McKenna died aged 68 of a hemorrhage during a routine operation for a hernia. He worked with The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Rory Gallagher, The Michael Schenker Group and toured with Ian Gillan for a short period in 1990..
  • Olivia Cole, American actress (Roots, Backstairs at the White House), who died of a heart attack at 75.
  • Fredo Santana, Rapper.
  • Dorothy Malone, American actress (At Gunpoint, Night & Day, Peyton Place), who died at 93.
  • Allison Shearmur [Allison Ivy Brecker], American film executive and producer (Star Wars, The Hunger Games, Jason Bourne), who died of complications from lung cancer at 54.

On this day in 2017

  • Adama Barrow sworn in as President of Gambia in Dahkar as Senegalese troops enter Gambia to persuade former President Yahya Jammeh to leave.
  • High-rise building collapses in Tehran, killing 20 firefighters.
  • Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is extradited to the United States to face trial for his leadership of the Sinaloa drug cartel.
  • The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner announced that Tom Petty had died accidentally from mixed drug toxicity, a combination of fentanyl, oxycodone, acetylfentanyl and despropionyl fentanyl (all opioids); temazepam and alprazolam (both sedatives); and citalopram (an antidepressant). Petty's wife and daughter said he had multiple medical problems, including emphysema, knee difficulties and most significantly a fractured hip. The statement read, "It is our feeling that the pain was simply unbearable and was the cause for his overuse of medication. We feel confident that this was, as the coroner found, an unfortunate accident.".
  • Miguel Ferrer, American actor (Robocop, NCIS LA), who died of cancer at 61.
  • H. Boyd Woodruff, American microbiologist whose research led to antibiotics, who died at 99.

On this day in 2016

  • China's economic growth revealed as lowest for 25 years - 6.9% in 2015.
  • Sarah Palin officially endorses Donald Trump's presidential bid at a Trump rally in Ames, Iowa.
  • " Ghajini" actress Asin Thottumkal at the age of 30 weds Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma in India.
  • Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter (A Special Day), who died at 84.

On this day in 2015

  • Anne Kirkbride, English actress (Deirdre-Coronation Street), who died of breast cancer at 60.
  • Robert Manzon, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2014

  • NFC Championship, CenturyLink Field, Seattle: Seattle Seahawks beat San Francisco 49ers,23-17.
  • The former business manager of Alanis Morissette has admitted stealing over $7m (£5.7m) from the singer and other celebrities. Jonathan Schwartz was charged with fraud over claims he transferred the singer's money into his own accounts. When initially confronted about the theft, Mr Schwartz lied and said he had invested the money in an illegal marijuana growing business..
  • AFC Championship, Mile High Stadium, Denver: Denver Broncos beat New England Patriots,26-16.
  • Bert Williams, English footballer (Wolverhampton,30 caps), who died at 93.
  • Bert Williams MBE, English soccer goalkeeper (24 caps; Wolverhampton Wanderers 381 games), who died at 93.
  • Udo Kasemets, Estonian-born Canadian composer, who died at 94.
  • Udo Kasemets, Etonian-born Canadian composer, who died at 94.

On this day in 2013

  • The 2012-2013 NHL season begins after a 119-day lockout.
  • Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover.
  • Four climbers are killed by an avalanche in Glen Coe, Scotland.
  • Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories.
  • Figure skater five-time world champion Michelle Kwan at the age of 32 weds American lawyer Clay Pell at the First Unitarian Church of Providence, Rhode Island; divorce in 2017.
  • Figure skater five-time world champion Michelle Kwan at the age of 32 weds Clay Pell at the First Unitarian Church of Providence, Rhode Island.
  • " Big Brother" Daniele Donato at the age of 26 weds Dominic Briones at the Newland House Museum in Huntington Beach, California.
  • Milt Bolling, American MLB shortstop, who died from complications from heart surgery at 82.
  • Stan Musial, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (24 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1942,44,46; NL MVP 1943,46,48; 7 × NL batting champion; St Louis Cardinals), who died from Alzheimer's disease at 92.
  • Stan Musial, American MLB hall of famer, who died from Alzheimer's disease at 92.
  • Anatoly Bannik, Ukrainian chess master, who died at 91.
  • Anatoly Bannik, Ukranian chess master, who died at 91.
  • Earl Weaver, American hall of fame MLB manager, who died from a heart attack at 82.




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