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Today's Star Sign

People born on this day are Aquarius as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

Happening Today

  • 72 year-old gunman shoots and kills eleven people, injuring nine, at dance studio in Monterey Park, California. Attempts second killing nearby before being surrounded and killing himself..
  • Marc Gallagher, Comedian, born in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Bill Schonely, American sports broadcaster (Portland Trail Blazers 1970-98), who died at 93.

On this day in 2022

  • Adele postponed her entire Las Vegas residency, just 24 hours before the opening night due to half of her team having Covid. The shows would have been her first live concerts in five years and Adele was forecast to make more than £500,000 per performance..
  • Yemen detention centre in Saada held by rebel Houthis bombed killing more than 70 people.
  • Clark Gillies, Canadian Hockey HOF left wing (Stanley Cup 1980,81,82,83 New York Islanders; Buffalo Sabres), who died at 67.
  • Clark Gillies, Canadian Hockey HOF left wing (Stanley Cup 1980,81,82,83 New York Islanders; Buffalo Sabres), who died of cancer at 67.
  • Louie Anderson, American comedian, Emmy Award-winning actor (Baskets; Life With Louie; Coming To America), TV game show Host (Family Feud,1999-2002), and writer, who died of cancer at 68.

On this day in 2021

  • Avril Haines is sworn in as the first female US Director of National Intelligence by VP Kamala Harris.
  • David Bolton, English rugby league five eighth (23 caps Great Britain; Wigan, Balmain) and coach (Parramatta), who died at 83.
  • Jackson Mthembu, Politician.

On this day in 2020

  • World's oldest asteroid impact at 2.2 billion years old found in Yarrabubba, Western Australia, may have ended an ice age, reported in "Nature Communications".
  • Revival of Charles Fuller's stage drama "A Soldier's Play, starring David Alan Grier and Blair Underwood at the American Airlines Theatre, NYC; run suspended dut to COVID-19 pandemic closures, wins 3 Tony Awards.
  • Terry Jones, Comedian.
  • Terry Jones, Welsh comedian (Monty Python), who died from complications of dementia at 77.
  • Morgan Wootten, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (46 seasons DeMatha Catholic HS, Hyattsville, Maryland; National C'ships 1962,65,68,78,84), who died at 88.

On this day in 2019

  • Li Na of China becomes first Asian player to be elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame; joins Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Mary Pierce of France as Class of 2019 inductees.
  • Golden State guard Klay Thompson sets an NBA record by making his first 10 attempts from 3-point range as the Warriors beat the LA Lakers,130-111; Thompson scores 44 points.
  • A light aircraft carrying EPL team Cardiff City's record signing Emiliano Sala of French club FC Nantes disappears near the Channel islands en route to Wales.
  • Ashley Lovelace, Instagram Star.
  • Emiliano Sala, Soccer Player.
  • Harris Wofford, American politician (Sen-D-Pennsylvania 1991-94), head of AmeriCorps, who died at 92.
  • Kaye Ballard, American actress and comedienne (Kaye-Mothers-in-Law), who died at 93.
  • Kaye Ballard, American stage and screen actress, comedienne, and singer (Mothers-in-Law - "Kaye"), who died at 93.
  • Maxine Brown, American country music singer (Browns), who died at 87.
  • Russell Baker, American columnist, author and humorist (NY Times) dies at 93.

On this day in 2018

  • NFC Championship, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Eagles beat Minnesota Vikings,38-7.
  • Gambian Dictator Yahya Jammeh finally concedes office and leaves Gambia 2 months after losing the presidential election.
  • AFC Championship, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough: New England Patriots beat Jacksonville Jaguars,24-20.
  • David Pithey, Cricket Player.
  • David Pithey, Rhodesian cricket all-rounder (8 Tests for South Africa), who died from Alzheimer's disease at 81.
  • Connie Sawyer [Rosie Cohen], American actress known as "The Clown Princess of Comedy" (Pineapple Express, Dumb and Dumber), who died at 105.
  • Chartchai Chionoi, Thai boxer (WBC/WBA flyweight champion), who died of Parkinson's disease at 75.

On this day in 2017

  • Adam Hadwin fires only the 7th sub-60 round (59) in PGA Tour history in the 3rd round of the CareerBuilder Challenge at LaQuinta CC.
  • More than 2 million people protest worldwide in the 'Women's March'against Donald Trump, with 500,000 marching in Washington, D.C..
  • Terry Nichels, Race Car Driver.
  • Veljo Tormis, Estonian composer, specializing in choral music (Curse Upon Iron (Raua needmine)), who died at 86.
  • Veljo Tormis, Estonian composer, who died at 86.
  • Emma Tennant, English writer (Pemberley: Or, Pride and Prejudice Continued), who died at 79.
  • Maggie Roche, American singer-songwriter (The Roches - "Hammond Song"), who died of cancer at 65.
  • Maggie Roche, Irish-American singer-songwriter (Roches), who died of cancer at 65.
  • Maggie Roche, Irish-American singer-songwriter (The Roches - "Hammond Song"), who died of cancer at 65.

On this day in 2016

  • Freddie Tomlinson, Family Member, born in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Bill Johnson, alpine skier (first American to win alpine Olympic gold - 1984), who died at 55.
  • Ron Southern, Entrepreneur.

On this day in 2015

  • An Israeli man was arrested on suspicion of hacking into the computers of pop stars including Madonna and selling unreleased songs online. During the investigation it appeared the suspect had broken into the computers of a number of international artists, stole unreleased demos and final tracks and sold them over the internet..
  • Italian fashion label Gucci names Alessandro Michele as its new creative director.
  • " One Tree Hill" star Chad Michael Murray at the age of 33 weds actress Sarah Roemer at the age of 30.
  • Waldemar Kmentt, Austrian operatic tenor (Vienna State Opera,1951-2005), who died at 85.
  • Pauline Yates, British actress (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), who died at 85.
  • Kemal Monteno, Pop Singer.
  • Leon Brittan, British politician, Home Secretary and member of the European Commission, who died at 75.
  • Martin Honeysett, British cartoonist (Punch, Private Eye), who died at 71.

On this day in 2014

  • Joanna Al-Bishi, Instagram Star, born in Saudi Arabia.
  • Tony Crook, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2013

  • 41 people are injured after two trains collide in Vienna, Austria.
  • 18 people are killed and 24 are injured after a bus falls down a ravine in Yungas, Bolivia.
  • 30 people are killed in a car bombing in Salamiyeh, Syria.
  • 1 person is killed and 15 are injured by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in Indonesia.
  • Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Netherlands’ Minister of Finance, becomes the President of the Euro Group.
  • Alden Winship Clausen, American banker (President of World Bank), who died at 89.
  • Michael Adamis, Greek electro-acoustic music composer, who died at 83.
  • Michael Winner, Director.
  • Michael Winner, English film director and producer (Death Wish), who died at 77.




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