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Today in the World Countries
- National Army Day is being celebrated in Armenia
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aquarius as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Australian Open Women's Tennis: Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka beats Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan 4-6,6-3,6-4 for her first major title.
- Carlo Tavecchio, Italian sports executive (President Italian Football Federation 2014-17), who died at 79.
- Lisa Loring, TV Actress.
On this day in 2022
- Guy Laporte, French rugby union fly-half (16 Tests, Grand Slam 1986; SC Rieumois, SC Graulhet), who died from a heart attack at 69.
On this day in 2021
- Mexico's COVID-19 pandemic death toll becomes the world's third highest, overtaking India's at 155,145.
- Bernie Sanders mittens worn to the inauguration raise $1.8 million for Vermont charities after images go viral.
- Share trading app Robinhood, favored by Reddit, suspends trading of Gamestop amid huge surge in share price of the previously short listed stock by Wall Street.
- Cicely Tyson, American stage and screen actress (Roots; The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman), who died at 96.
- Cicely Tyson, Movie Actress.
- Eddie Connachan, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (2 caps; Dunfermline Athletic, Middlesbrough, Falkirk), who died at 85.
On this day in 2020
- American Keyboardist Bob Nave died age 75. He was a member of psychedelic rock band The Lemon Pipers who scored the 1968 US number one hit 'Green Tambourine'. The song has been credited as being the first bubblegum pop chart-topper..
- US President Donald Trump releases his Middle East peace plan alongside Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House.
- Nicholas Parsons, British presenter, comedian and actor "the ultimate quiz show host", who died at 96.
- Chris Doleman, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (8 × Pro Bowl; 3 × First-team All-Pro; Minnesota Vikings), who died of brain cancer at 58.
- Bob Nave, American rock and blues Hammond B-3 organist (Lemon Pipers - "Green Tambourine"), jazz radio DJ, and philanthropist, who died at 75.
- Mohammad Munaf, Pakistan cricket fast bowler (4 Tests,11 wickets), who died at 84.
- Mohammad Munaf, Pakistan cricket pace bowler (4 Tests,11 wickets), who died at 84.
On this day in 2019
- Draft framework for peace agreement to end 17-year conflict in Afghanistan agreed by US and Afghan negotiators.
- US Justice Department charges Chinese firm Huawei with bank and wire fraud.
- Yoskar Sarante, World Music Singer.
- Kim Bok-dong, Korean sex slave activist, who died at 92.
On this day in 2018
- 63rd NHL All Star Games, Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL: Pacific Division All Stars win four-team,3-on-3 tournament; MVP: Brock Boeser, Vancouver Canucks, RW.
- Seven survivors from missing Kiribati ferry carrying 100 people rescued after week at sea.
- 60th Grammy Awards: Bruno Mars wins Best Song "That's What I Like, "and Best Album "24K Magic".
- French drivers Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia win their 6th Monte Carlo Rally in an M-Sport Ford WRT.
- NFL Pro Bowl, Orlando, FL: AFC beats NFC,24-23; MVPs: Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans, TE; Von Miller, Denver Broncos, LB.
- Australian Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic 6-2,6-7,6-3,3-6,6-1 to win his record 20th Grand Slam title.
On this day in 2017
- British musician and keyboardist, and longtime member of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, Geoff Nicholls died aged 68. Until his death, Nicholls played keyboards with former Black Sabbath singer Tony Martin, in his band Tony Martin's Headless Cross..
- Australian Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams defeats older sister Venus Williams 6–4,6–4 for her 7th Australian title and record 23rd Grand Slam event singles victory.
- US President Donald Trump and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull have a contentious phone call over deal for US to take 1,250 refugees.
- Bharati Mukherjee , Novelist.
- Geoff Nicholls, British rock keyboardist (Black Sabbath,1980-2013), who died from lung cancer at 72.
On this day in 2016
- American guitarist, singer and songwriter, Paul Kantner died in San Francisco at the age of 74 due to multiple organ failure and septic shock after he suffered a heart attack days earlier. He was known for co-founding Jefferson Airplane, the leading psychedelic rock band of the counterculture era, and its more commercial spin-off band Jefferson Starship. With Jefferson Airplane, Kantner was among the performers at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1966 and the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and the Woodstock Festival in 1969..
- American singer Signe Toly Anderson died aged 74. She was one of the founding members of the American rock band Jefferson Airplane. She sang on the first Jefferson Airplane album, Jefferson Airplane Takes Off, most notably on the song 'Chauffeur Blues'..
- Seventh Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by Fox, held in Des Moines, Iowa.
- Sky Jonz Silveira, Family Member, born in Brazil.
- Signe Toly Anderson, American singer, founding member of Jefferson Airplane, who died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 74.
- Paul Kantner, American rock singer and guitarist (Jefferson Airplane - "Volunteers"), who died following a heart attack at 74.
- Paul Kantner, American rock singer and guitarist (Jefferson Airplane), who died following a heart attack at 74.
On this day in 2015
- Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler was arrested after officers were called to the Corkscrew Saloon on the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley National Park, California. The 65 year-old bassist was arrested for misdemeanour assault, public intoxication and vandalism after a fight broke out in the bar..
- Funk legend Sly Stone was awarded $5m (£3.3m) in missed royalties by a Los Angeles court. The singer claimed his former manager, Gerald Goldstein, and lawyer, Glenn Stone, had cheated him out of earnings dating back more than 20 years. In 2011, it was reported he was homeless and living in a camper van after falling on hard times and fighting drug addiction problems..
- Louise Lopez, American disco singer (Odyssey -" Native New Yorker" ; "Use It Up And Wear It Out"), who died at 81.
- Louise Lopez, American singer (Odyssey), who died at 81.
- Ray Johnstone, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2014
- Peter Cosgrove is named the next Governor-General of Australia.
- DNA analysis confirms that the 6th century Plague of Justinian was caused by a variant of Yersinia pestis (the same bacteria for the Black Death).
- Fernand Leduc, Canadian abstract expressionist painter (Les Automatistes), and teacher, who died of cancer at 97.
- Fernand Leduc, Canadian painter (The Automatistes), who died at 97.
On this day in 2013
- Iran’s Pishgam rocket successfully completes a return trip of sending a monkey into space.
- 20 people are killed after a Bombardier CRJ200 airliner crashes outside Almaty, Kazakhstan.
- 10 people are killed and 11 are injured in after a freight train collides with a bus in Heihe City, China.
- Eddy Choong, Malaysian badminton player (Thomas Cup 1955), who died at 82.
- Bobby Sharp, American piano player, songwriter (“Unchain My Heart”), and drug rehab counselor, who died at 88.