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Today in the World Countries
- New Year's Day Holiday is being celebrated in Russia
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Capricorn as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Funeral for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI presided over by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome.
- Ernesto Castano, Italian soccer defender (7 caps; Juventus 265 games), who died at 83.
- Michael Snow, Multimedia Artist.
On this day in 2022
- Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards pardons Homer Plessy for buying whites-only train ticket in 1892 (resulted in U.S. Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson 1896).
- State of emergency declared across Kazakhstan amid unrest and protests against fuel price rises,164 killed in three days.
- Chloe Family Fun Pack, YouTube Star, born in United States.
- Ralph Neely, American football offensive tackle (Super Bowl 1971,77 Dallas Cowboys; Pro Bowl 1967,69; All Pro 1966-69), who died at 78.
- Lawrence Brooks, American US Army soldier,1940-45 (91st Engineer Battalion - New Guinea, The Philippines), and longest-living American World War II veteran, who died at 112.
- Olga Szabó-Orbán, Romanian fencer (World C'ship gold women's foil individual 1962, team 1969; Olympic silver individual 1956, bronze team 1968,72), who died at 83.
- Greg Robinson, American football coach (Syracuse University 2005-08; Super Bowl 1997,98 DC Denver Broncos), who died of Alzheimer's disease at 70.
On this day in 2021
- In Georgia Senate run-off elections Raphael Warnock (D) defeats Kelly Kelly Loeffler (R) and Jon Ossoff (D) defeats David Perdue (R) to give Democrats control of the US Senate.
- In Georgia Senate run-off elections Raphael Warnock (D) defeats Kelly Loeffler (R) and Jon Ossoff (D) defeats David Perdue (R) to give Democrats control of the US Senate.
- Six Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia, sign an agreement to ease the blockage with Qatar, in place since 2017.
- 86th Heisman Trophy Award: DeVonta Smith, Alabama (WR).
- Daily new cases of COVID-19 pandemic top 60,000 in the UK as data reveals one in fifty in England had COVID-19 pandemic within the last week.
- Colin Bell, English soccer midfielder (48 caps; Manchester City 394 games), who died at 74.
- Colin Bell MBE, English soccer midfielder (48 caps; Manchester City 394 games), who died at 74.
- Bob Brett, Australian tennis coach (Boris Becker, Goran Ivaniševic, Marin Cilic), who died from cancer at 67.
- Pat Patrick, American auto racing team owner (Patrick Racing; Indianapolis 500 1973,82,89; Emerson Fittipaldi IndyCar title 1989), who died at 91.
- Pat Patrick, American auto racing team owner (Patrick Racing; Indianapolis 500,1973,1982,1989; Emerson Fittipaldi IndyCar title,1989), who died at 91.
On this day in 2020
- Iran pulls out of the 2015 nuclear deal, will not limit its uranium enrichment.
- Chinese professor Zhang Yongzhen publishes the first SARS-CoV-2 genome map online, allowing health professionals worldwide to identify COVID-19 pandemic.
- Golden Globes: "1917" Best Drama, "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood" Best Comedy/Musical, acting awards Renee Zellweger, Joaquin Pheonix, Awkwafina, Taron Edgerton.
- Golden Globes: "1917" Best Drama, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" Best Comedy/Musical, acting awards Renee Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix, Awkwafina, Taron Edgerton.
- Golden Globes: "1917" Best Drama, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" Best Comedy/Musical, acting awards Renée Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix, Awkwafina, Taron Edgerton.
- 77th Golden Globes: "1917" Best Drama, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" Best Comedy/Musical, acting awards Renée Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix, Awkwafina, Taron Edgerton.
- Asher Middleton, Family Member, born in England.
- Hans Tilkowski, German soccer goalkeeper (39 caps, West Germany; Westfalia Herne, Borussia Dortmund, Eintracht Frankfurt), who died at 84.
- Walter Learning, Director.
On this day in 2019
- Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Swiss pair Roger Federer & Belinda Bencic clinch 2-1 win over Germany; beat Angelique Kerber & Alexander Zverev 4-0,1-4,4-3; Switzerland's 4th event success.
- Orthodox Church of Ukraine granted independence from the Russian Orthodox Church by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
- Chinese government report predicts China's population will peak at 1.44 billion in 2029 before declining.
- British musician Eric Haydock died age 75. He is best known as the original bass guitarist of The Hollies from December 1962 until July 1966. He was one of the first British musicians to play a Fender Bass VI, a six-string bass..
- Golden State and Sacramento combine for 41 3-pointers in Warriors'127-123 win; set new NBA record for 3s in a game; Stephen Curry hits 10 triples while Buddy Hield leads Kings with 8, Justin Jackson adds 5.
- Dragoslav Šekularac, Serbian footballer, who died at 81.
On this day in 2018
- North Korea accepts South Korean invitation for high-level talks.
- " Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" by Michael Wolff is published by Henry Holt and Company.
- Kitwe in Zambia bans shaking hands and the sale of fresh food in attempt to prevent a cholera outbreak.
- Everly Joy Lambert, YouTube Star, born in United States.
- Bruce Hood, Canadian National Hockey League referee (1965-84), and author (Calling The Shots), who died of prostate cancer at 81.
- Antonio Valentín Angelillo, Italian-Argentinian footballer who played for both Argentina and Italy, who died at 80.
- Asghar Khan, War Hero.
- Mike Mcgreevy, Race Car Driver.
- Jerry Van Dyke, American actor (My Mother the Car, Coach), who died at 86.
- John Young, American astronaut and 9th person to walk on the Moon (Gemini 3 & 10, Apollo 10 & 16, STS 1 & 9), who died of pneumonia complications at 87.
- John Young, Astronaut.
- José Molina [Quijada], Spanish-born American flamenco dancer, who died of lung cancer at 81.
On this day in 2017
- Bill West, Race Car Driver.
- Géori Boué, French soprano, who died at 98.
On this day in 2016
- First batsman to ever score 1000 runs in a single innings in cricket - 15 year-old Mumbai schoolboy Pranav Dhanawade is 1009 not out.
- Donald Fagen, lead singer and founder of Steely Dan, was arrested by New York police and charged with assaulting his wife at their home. Fagen, was accused of pushing Libby Titus into a marble window frame, knocking her to the ground, at their Manhattan apartment..
- Crystabelle Ingrid Zhuo, Instagram Star, born in Batam, Indonesia.
- Elizabeth Swados, American composer and playwright (1972 TONY), who died at 64.
- Elizabeth Swados, American theater composer playwright (Runaways), and author, who died from complications after surgery for esophageal cancer at 64.
- Elizabeth Swados, composer and musicial director (1972 TONY), who died at 64.
- Nicholas Caldwell, American R& B and soul singer (The Whispers - "And The Baet Goes On" ; "It's A Love Thing"), who died of congestive heart failure at 71.
- Nicholas Caldwell, American Rhythm and Blues singer (Whispers), who died at 71.
- Pierre Boulez, Composer.
- Pierre Boulez, French composer/conductor (Visage Nuptial), who died at 90.
- Pierre Boulez, French composer (La Visage Nuptial), conductor (BBC Symphony,1970-77; New York Philharmonic,1971-77), and new music advocate (IRCAM, Ensemble intercontemporain)dies at 90.
On this day in 2015
- Actress Cameron Diaz at the age of 42 weds Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden at the age of 35 in Beverly Hills, California.
- American actress Cameron Diaz at the age of 42 weds Good Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden at the age of 35 at her home in Beverly Hills, California.
- Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2014
- Jerry Coleman, American MLB 2nd baseman, who died from complications from brain bleeding and surgery at 89.
- Carmen Zapata, American actress (Hagen, Viva Valdez, Man & the City), who died at 86.
- Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, Portuguese footballer (top goalscorer-1966 World Cup), who died from heart failure at 71.
- Eusebio, Soccer Player.
On this day in 2013
- 25th Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Spain wins 4th title; Anabel Medina Garrigues & Fernando Verdasco beat high profile Serbian pair Ana Ivanovic & Novak Ðokovic 6-4,7-5 to clinch 2-1 victory.
- Sybil Michelow, South-African contralto and composer, who died at 87.
- Freddy E, Rapper.
- Bruce McCarty, American architect, who died at 92.