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Today in the World Countries
- Lady of Mount Carmel is being celebrated in Chile
- World Snake Day is being celebrated in International
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Cancer as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Jalila, Instagram Star, born in Morocco.
On this day in 2022
- American singer and actress Jennifer Lopez at the age of 52 weds American actor and film director Ben Affleck at the age of 49 at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Claes Oldenburg, Sculptor.
- Hobie Billingsley, American ISHOF diving coach (Indiana University 1959-89; 6 x NCAA team championships; US Olympic team 1968,72,76), who died from myasthenia gravis at 95.
On this day in 2021
- Biz Markie [Marcel Hall], American rapper, DJ and record producer (" Just A Friend"), who died at 57.
- Biz Markie, Rapper.
- Thomas Rajna, British-Hungarian pianist, and composer (Amarantha; Stop All The Clocks), who died at 92.
On this day in 2020
- Drummer Jamie Oldaker, whose career included stints alongside Eric Clapton and Peter Frampton, died of cancer at the age of 68. In 1974, Oldaker played on Clapton’s 461 Ocean Boulevard, the first of 11 Clapton albums to feature Oldaker on drums. Oldaker also played alongside Leon Russell and Bob Seger, with Ace Frehley and Peter Frampton, and appeared on recordings with artists as diverse as the Bee Gees, Stephen Stills and the Bellamy Brothers..
- Brigid Berlin, American actress (Andy Warhol films), who died at 80.
- Jamie Oldaker, American session and touring drummer (Bob Seger; Leon Russell; Eric Clapton; Peter Frampton), who died at 68.
- Tony Taylor, Cuban baseball second baseman (MLB All Star 1960²; Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers), who died from stroke complications at 84.
- Vladimir Obukhov, Russian basketball coach (Soviet Union & Malta men's national teams; MBC Dynamo Moscow), who died at 84.
On this day in 2019
- Metallica brought their WorldWired tour to Finland drawing almost one per cent of the country’s population in a record-breaking concert. The show at Kantola Event Park in the city of Hämeenlinna was attended by over 55,000 people. That’s about one per cent of Finland’s entire population of more than 5.5 million people..
- John Paul Stevens, American lawyer and 103rd Supreme Court Justice (1975-2010), who died from complications of a stroke at 99.
- Pat Bowlen, American Pro Football Hall of Fame team owner (Denver Broncos), who died of complications of Alzheimer's disease at 75.
On this day in 2018
- Historic cemetery (1878-1911) announced discovered near Houston, Texas, containing 95 remains though to be African Americans forced into labour.
- 12 new moons discovered orbiting Jupiter bringing planet's moon total to 79, by scientists at Carnegie Institution for Science.
- Musical film sequel "Mamma Mia! - Here We Go Again" premieres at Hammersmith-Apollo, London; worldwide box office receipts total over $400 million.
- US President Donald Trump appears to accept the word of Russian President Vladimir Putin over US intelligence services about Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, in an interview after the two leader's Helsinki Summit.
- Manuel Ycaza, Panamanian jockey (Belmont Stakes 1964; Racing Hall of Fame), who died of pneumonia at 80.
On this day in 2017
- Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Caves Valley GC: Scott McCarron wins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from Brandt Jobe and Germany's Bernhard Langer.
- BBC announces first ever female Doctor Who will be played by Jodie Whittaker.
- DMX was charged with tax fraud in the US after allegedly hiding millions of dollars in earnings. The rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was arrested in New York. Law enforcement officers claimed he owed millions of dollars in taxes from songs and said he "went out of his way"to break the law. He faced up to 44 years in prison if he was found guilty on all 14 counts..
- US Open Women's Golf, Trump National GC: Park Sung-hyun wins by 2 shots from fellow South Korean Choi Hye-jin.
- Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic 6-3,6-1,6-4 for a record 8th Wimbledon men's title.
- Cora Atwood, Family Member, born in Columbus, OH.
- George A. Romero, American Canadian filmmaker "Father of the Zombie Film" (Night of the Living Dead), who died at 77.
On this day in 2016
- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump announces Indiana governor Mike Pence as his Vice Presidential running mate.
- Survivor winner and cancer survivor Ethan Zohn at the age of 42 weds interior designer Lisa Heywood in North Bennington, Vermont.
- Nate Thurmond, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (7-time NBA All Star), who died of leukemia at 74.
- Bonnie Brown, American country singer (The Browns), who died at 77.
- Alan Vega [Bermowitz] American punk rock vocalist (Suicide - "Ghost Rider" ; "Dream Baby Dream" ; Cubist Blues), and visual artist, who died at 78.
On this day in 2015
- American vocalist, punk icon and visual artist Alan Vega died aged 78. Primarily known for his work with the electronic protopunk duo Suicide. The duo released their influential self-titled debut in 1977, one of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time..
- Shootings in Chattanooga at a US military recruitment centre and a naval reserve training center kill 5 and injure others.
- Scientists reveal 1st close-up pictures of Pluto, sent by the New Horizons probe.
On this day in 2014
- Israel intensifies strikes on Gaza.
- A sports car belonging to US hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash which contained valuable vintage records was mistakenly given away by a parking attendant. The incident happened in a Manhattan garage where the musician returned to pick up the vehicle after nearly two hours, the attendant said he had given it to someone else thinking he was the owner..
- Bashar al-Assad is sworn in for a third term as President of Syria.
- Hamas and Islamic Jihad offer Israel a 10-year truce with 10 conditions, which include lifting the blockade and the release of prisoners; it is rejected.
- Death toll within Gaza surpasses 200 people following air strikes by Israel.
- Johnny Winter, American Hall of Fame blues musician, who died at 70.
On this day in 2013
- 27 children are killed and 25 are hospitalized after eating lunch contaminated with insecticide in India.
- 84th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-0 at Citi Field, New York.
- Theo Horan, Family Member, born in Mullingar, Ireland.
- Torbjorn Falkanger, Norwegian ski jumper who took the Olympic oath in 1952, who died at 85.
- Barun De, Indian historian, who died at 80.
- Talia Castellano, YouTube Star.
- Talia Joy, YouTube Star.