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Today in the World Countries
- Chinese New Year is being celebrated in Brunei, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Suriname
- Chinese New Year Holiday is being celebrated in Taiwan
- Chinese Spring Festival is being celebrated in Mauritius
- Korean New Year Holiday is being celebrated in South Korea
- Lunar New Year is being celebrated in Macau
- Plurinational State Day is being celebrated in Bolivia
- Second day of Lunar New Year is being celebrated in Hong Kong
- Seollal Holiday is being celebrated in North Korea
- Sonam Losar is being celebrated in Nepal
- Spring Festival Holiday is being celebrated in China
- Tet holiday is being celebrated in Vietnam
- Traditional Day of Offering is being celebrated in Bhutan
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aquarius as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2179
- Hikaru Walter Sulu, Fictional Star Trek character, born in San Francisco, California.
- China's northernmost city, Mohe, records record low temperature of -53C (-63F).
- Nikos Xanthopoulos, Movie Actor.
On this day in 2022
- Thích Nh?t H?nh [Nguyen Xuan Bao], Vietnamese Thi?n Buddhist monk, teacher, peace activist, and writer (Love Letter to the Earth; The Art of Communicating), who died at 95.
- Don Wilson, American rock guitarist (The Ventures - "Hawaii 5-0 Theme" ; "Walk, Don't Run"), who died at 88.
- Andrew Ezergailis, Teacher.
- Antonio Fernández, Spanish soccer manager (CD Málaga), who died at 79.
- António Lima Pereira, Portuguese soccer central defender (20 caps; FC Porto), who died at 69.
- Joe Yukica, American college football coach (University of New Hampshire, Boston College, Dartmouth College) dies at 90.
On this day in 2021
- James Purify died Pensacola, Florida, of complications due to COVID-19 pandemic. The R&B singing duo, James & Bobby Purify biggest hit was ‘I'm Your Puppet’ in 1966, which reached No.6 in the US Billboard Hot 100..
- Lloyd Austin confirmed as defense secretary by the US Senate, and the first black head of the Pentagon.
- Luton Shelton, Jamaican soccer striker (75 caps; Vålerenga, Karabükspor, Sheffield United), who died from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 35.
- Hank Aaron, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (MLB record 755 HRs; NL MVP 1957; 25 × MLB All-Star; Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers), who died at 86.
- Hank Aaron, Baseball Player.
- Aeneas Chigwedere, Politician.
- Tony Jones, American NFL tackle (Super Bowl 1997,98; Second-team All-Pro 1994; Pro Bowl 1998; Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos), who died at 54.
- James Purify, American R& B singer (" I'm Your Puppet"), who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 76.
- Nick Drake-Lee, English rugby union prop (8 caps; Leicester Tigers), who died at 78.
On this day in 2020
- China locks down city of Wuhan and its 11 million people, in effort to control the COVID-19 pandemic with death toll at 17, over 500 people ill.
- China locks down the city of Wuhan and its 11 million people, in an effort to control the COVID-19 pandemic with a then official death toll of 17 and over 500 people ill.
On this day in 2019
- Ronnie Foden, Family Member, born in England.
- Charles Vandenhove, Belgian architect (Standard-Omnisporthal, Luik), who died at 91.
- Albert Gilbert, Photographer.
On this day in 2018
- Netflix becomes the largest digital media and entertainment company in the world worth $100 billion.
- New Orleans Pelicans'DeMarcus Cousins has 44 points,24 rebounds & 10 assists in 132-128 double-OT win over Chicago Bulls; 1st player since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1972) with 40+ points,20+ rebounds & 10+ assists.
- US government ends three-day shutdown after an agreement in Congress to extend funding.
- Ursula K. Le Guin, American sci-fi author (The Left Hand of Darkness, Tombs of Atuan), who died at 88.
- James "Jimmy" Armfield, British former-footballer, manager and pundit (BBC Radio Five Live), who died at 82.
On this day in 2017
- Jared Kushner is sworn in as Senior Advisor to US President, Donald Trump.
- NFC Championship, Georgia Dome, Atlanta: Atlanta Falcons beat Green Bay Packers,44-21.
- English bass guitar player Pete Overend Watts and founding member of the 1970s rock band, Mott the Hoople died from throat cancer aged 69. Watts helped start the Buddies with guitarist Mick Ralphs, a band that evolved into Mott the Hoople after periods in which it was known as the Doc Thomas Group, the Shakedown Sound, then Silence. They became Mott the Hoople after Ian Hunter joined in 1969. Watts continued with Dale Griffin, Morgan Fisher and Ray Major in the Mott successor British Lions. He later became a record producer, producing albums for artists including Hanoi Rocks and Dumb Blondes..
- German drummer Jaki Liebezeit died of pneumonia aged 78. He was best known as a founding member of the experimental rock band Can who were hailed as pioneers of the German krautrock scene. He also worked with Jah Wobble, Depeche Mode and Brian Eno..
- AFC Championship, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough: New England Patriots beat Pittsburgh Steelers,36-17.
- Chile declares a State of Emergency and requests international assistance as wildfires rage out of control.
- Andy Marte, Baseball Player.
- Jaki Liebesit, German rock drummer (Can), who died at 78.
- Jaki Liebesit, German rocker (Can), who died at 78.
- Pete Overend Watts, English bass guitar player (Mott the Hoople - "All Young Dudes"), who died from throat cancer at 69.
- Yordano Ventura, Baseball Player.
On this day in 2016
- Winter storm conditions strand 500 motorists for 24 hours in Somerset and Bedford counties, about 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
- Winter storm conditions strand 500 motorists for 24 hours on the New Jersey turnpike in Pennsylvania.
- Elias Buble, Family Member, born in Vancouver, Canada.
- Anthony Simmons, British writer and film director (The Optimists of Nine Elms), who died at 93.
- Cecil Parkinson, British politician (C), who died at 84.
On this day in 2015
- In the first successful celebrity case of its kind, Rihanna won a legal battle against UK high street store Topshop over a T-shirt bearing her image. The Court of Appeal in London upheld a ban on the store selling a sleeveless T-shirt featuring a photo of the star without obtaining her permission. The star had sued Topshop's parent company Arcadia for $5m (£3.3m) back in 2013 over the T-shirts, which featured a photo taken during a video shoot in 2011..
- Harold Beal, Race Car Driver.
- Wendell Ford, American politician (Sen-D-Kentucky,1974-1999), Governor of Kentucky (1971-74), who died at 90.
On this day in 2014
- Water vapour is detected on the dwarf planet Ceres.
- Roy Cicala, American sound engineer (Record Plant Studios (NYC) - Jimi Hendrix; John Lennon; Frank Sinatra), who died at 74.
On this day in 2013
- The Bank of Japan doubles its inflation target to 2% and announces open-ended asset purchases for 2014 in the hope of ending deflation.
- A series of Baghdad car bombings kill 17 people.
- Milan Piqué Mebarak, Family Member, born in Spain.
- Sienna Ameerah Kasyafani, Instagram Star, born in Indonesia.
- Leslie Frankenheimer, American film set designer, who died from leukaemia at 64.
- Ellen Blazer [Esther Clara Blazer], Dutch TV director (Sonja), who died at 81.