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Today in the World Countries

  • 2nd day of Chinese New Year is being celebrated in Malaysia, Singapore
  • Chinese New Year Holiday is being celebrated in Taiwan
  • Korean New Year Holiday is being celebrated in South Korea
  • Lunar New Year is being celebrated in Hong Kong
  • National Heroes Day is being celebrated in Cayman Islands
  • Plurinational State Day Holiday is being celebrated in Bolivia
  • Spring Festival Holiday is being celebrated in China
  • Tet holiday is being celebrated in Vietnam
  • The Second Day of Lunar New Year is being celebrated in Macau

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

On this day in 3268

  • Beginning of 2nd Julian Period (1/1 OS).

Happening Today

  • American Richard Barnett, who was pictured with his feet on Nancy Pelosi's desk during the Jan 6 riots, convicted on eight counts in a Washington court.
  • Bambi Fury, Family Member, born in Cheshire, England.
  • Darline Desca, Instagram Star, born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
  • Luke Bailey, Twitter Star, born in England.
  • Tyler Green, Family Member, born in Australia.
  • Leopoldo Roberto García Peláez Benítez, Comedian.
  • Fred Lindop, British rugby league referee (22 Tests; World Cup Final 1970; 5 x Challenge Cup Finals), who died at 84.

On this day in 2022

  • Buffalo wide receiver Gabriel Davis scores an NFL playoff record 4 TDs in the Bills'epic 42-36 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in their divisional-round playoff at Arrowhead Stadium.
  • (Bobbe) "Beegie" Adair (née Long), American jazz and Nashville-based session pianist, and educator, who died at 84.
  • Keto Losaberidze, Georgian archer (Olympic gold USSR women's individual 1980; World C'ship gold team 1973,81), who died at 72.
  • Thierry Mugler, Fashion Designer.

On this day in 2021

  • American bassist, guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Tom Stevens died age 64. He worked with roots rock band the Long Ryders and released a string of solo albums..
  • Hal Holbrook, American stage and screen Tony and Emmy award winning actor (All the President's Men; “Mark Twain Tonight!”), who died at 95.
  • Hal Holbrook, American stage and screen Tony and Emmy award-winning actor (All the President's Men; “Mark Twain Tonight!”), who died at 95.
  • Larry King, TV Show Host.
  • Larry King [Zeiger], American radio/TV host (" Larry King Live", CNN), who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 87 [2].

On this day in 2020

  • 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp marked by an international forum in Jerusalem, Israel.
  • Voice of a 3,000 year old Egyptian priest recreated by scientists 3D printing his vocal tract published in "Scientific Reports".
  • Actress Annabella Sciorra testifies in court that Harvey Weinstein raped her 25 years ago at his trial in New York.
  • China locks down the city of Wuhan and its 9 million people, in a belated but ultimately successful effort to control the city's COVID-19 pandemic epidemic.
  • Alfred Körner, Austrian soccer striker (47 caps; Rapid Wien), who died at 93.
  • Gudrun Pausewang, Young Adult Author.
  • Frank Froehling, American tennis player (US C'ships 1963 runner-up; doubles, mixed doubles 1965 runner-up), who died at 77.

On this day in 2019

  • US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi disinvites President Donald Trump from making a State of the Union address in Congress citing government shutdown.
  • Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declares himself acting President amid widespread violent protests against President Nicolas Maduro's regime.
  • New record for most expensive US property, $238 million for penthouse condominium overlooking Central Park, NY, bought by hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin.
  • Norman Orentreich, American dermatologist known as "the father of modern hair transplantation", who died at 96.
  • Oliver Mtukudzi, Reggae Singer.
  • Oliver Mtukudzi, Zimbabwean singer and musician (Tuku music), who died at 66.
  • Diana Athill, English writer and editor (Stet), who died at 101.
  • Jonas Mekas, American avant garde filmmaker and film critic, who died at 96.
  • Jonas Mekas, Director.

On this day in 2018

  • American singer-songwriter Neil Diamond abruptly retires from touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.
  • Chinese researchers report they have cloned two monkeys, using the same technology as Dolly the Sheep.
  • LeBron James becomes the 7th and youngest (33 years 24 days) to reach the 30,000 NBA point milestone during 114-102 loss to San Antonio Spurs.
  • Singer Neil Diamond retires after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.
  • Singer Neil Diamond retires from touring abruptly, after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.
  • Singer Neil Diamond retires from touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.
  • Twelve camels disqualified from the King Abdulaziz Camel beauty contest, Saudi Arabia after their owners used botox on their lips.
  • Stansfield Turner, American admiral and CIA director (1977-81), who died at 94.
  • Wyatt Tee Walker, African-American pastor, civil rights leader, chief of staff for Martin Luther King, Jr. and cultural historian, who died at 88.
  • Lari White, American country music singer and actress (You Can Be a Star winner- 1988), who died of peritoneal cancer at 52.
  • Nicanor Parra, Chilean poet, mathematician, and physicist (Defense of Violeta Parra), who died at 103.
  • Nicanor Parra, Poet.
  • Hugh Masekela, Composer.
  • Hugh Masekela, South African trumpeter, anti-apartheid activist (I Am Not Afraid), described as the "father of South African jazz, "dies at 78.

On this day in 2017

  • Formula One Group removes Bernie Ecclestone as CEO, making him chairman emeritus, as Liberty Media completes $8 billion takeover of the organization.
  • Bernie Ecclestone removed as Formula One boss as Liberty Media completes $8 billion takeover.
  • African-American soul and R&B singer, songwriter and record producer Bobby Freeman died of natural causes aged 76. He scored the 1958 US & UK No.5 single 'Do You Want To Dance'. The song has been covered (as 'Do You Wanna Dance') by Del Shannon, The Beach Boys, Johnny Rivers, Bette Midler, John Lennon, Cliff Richard, Marc Bolan & T.Rex, the Mamas & The Papas and the Ramones..
  • Most expensive house in the US worth $250 million goes on the market in Bel Air, Los Angeles.
  • Thunderstorms and tornadoes in Georgia and Mississippi leave at least 18 dead in the US.
  • Lee O’Denat, American internet entrepreneur (, who died of heart disease at 43.
  • Bimba Bosé, Model.
  • Bobby Freeman, American singer (Do You Want to Dance), who died at 76.
  • Chuck Weyant, Race Car Driver.
  • Gorden Kaye, British actor (Allo Allo), who died at 75.

On this day in 2016

  • Category 5 blizzard delivers record 3ft of snow to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US, killing 55 and incurring estimated $500m - $3bn economic losses.
  • 8 museum workers from Egyptian Museum, Cairo referred for prosecution for reattaching Tutankhamun's beard with inappropriate glue.
  • Scottish musician Jimmy Bain died aged 68 while in his cabin on Def Leppard's "Hysteria on the High Seas" cruise. The cause of death was determined to be lung cancer. Bain was best known for playing bass guitar in the bands Rainbow and Dio, he also worked with Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott, co-writing on his solo albums as well as Ian Hunter, Gary Moore and John Cale..
  • Zika virus outbreak in Brazil prompts Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador and Jamaica to recommend women delay pregnancies for up to 2 years.
  • Walt "No-Neck" Williams, American professional baseball player (White Sox), who died at 72.
  • Peter Sweval, American rocker (Looking Glass, Starz), who died of AIDS at 42.
  • Bobby Wanzer, American basketball guard (NBA All-Star 1952–56; Rochester Royals) and coach (NBA All-Star Game 1957), who died at 94.
  • Jack Bannister, English cricket commentator (BBC; Talksport radio) and bowler (Warwickshire 1,198 wickets), who died at 85.
  • Jack Bannister, English cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart) and commentator (BBC), who died at 85.
  • Jimmy Bain, Bassist.

On this day in 2015

  • Golden State guard Klay Thompson scores the most NBA points in a quarter (37) and most 3-pointers in a quarter (9) in Warrior's 126-101 win over Sacramento Kings.
  • Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is crowned King of Saudi Arabia, on the death of this half-brother King Abdullah.
  • Ernie Banks, American baseball shortstop,1st baseman and hall of famer known as "Mr Cub" as he played all 19 of his seasons with the Chicago Cubs, who died of a heart attack at 83.
  • King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (2005-2015), who died at 90.
  • Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King.

On this day in 2014

  • Justin Bieber was arrested after racing his yellow Lamborghini against another sports car on a Miami Beach street. Police said the singer did not co-operate when pulled over also charged him with resisting arrest without violence and having an expired driving licence. The 19-year-old singer was granted bail set at $2,500 (£1,500)..

On this day in 2013

  • 18 people are killed in a market shooting in Damboa, Nigeria.
  • 23 people are killed in a mosque suicide bombing in Tuz Khormato, Iraq.
  • US armed forces overturns 1994 ban on women serving in combat.




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