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Today in the World Countries

  • King Letsie III's Birthday is being celebrated in Lesotho
  • Marine Day is being celebrated in Japan
  • President's Day is being celebrated in Botswana

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

On this day in 2022

  • 150th British Open Men's Golf, St. Andrews: Cameron Smith of Australia wins his first major title by 1 stroke from American Cameron Young with Irish favourite Rory McIlroy another stroke back in third place.
  • Francesco Rizzo, Italian soccer midfielder (2 caps; Cagliari, ACF Fiorentina, Bologna FC, Genoa CFC), who died at 79.

On this day in 2021

  • American rock violinist and singer Robby Steinhardt died from complications of acute pancreatitis age 71. He is best known for his work with Kansas, for which he was co-lead singer along with keyboardist Steve Walsh..
  • 73rd Cannes Film Festival: Titane wins Palme d'Or, its director Frenchwoman Julie Ducournau only 2nd woman to win.
  • Radio host Bobby Bones marries Caitlin Parker at home in Nashville.
  • Basketball player and coach Bobby Fisher marries "Basketball Wives" alum Gloria Govan at Cielo Farms, Malibu.
  • Graham Vick, British opera director (Birmingham Opera Company,1987-2020), who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 67.

On this day in 2020

  • India becomes the third country to record 1 million cases of COVID-1,56% concentrated in Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu.
  • India becomes the third country to record 1 million cases of COVID-19 pandemic,56% concentrated in Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu.
  • India becomes the third country to record 1 million cases of COVID-19 pandemic COVID-1,56% concentrated in Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu.
  • England's Princess Beatrice marries Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at Windsor Castle.
  • John Lewis, American politician (Rep-D-Georgia) and prominent civil rights leader (Big Six), stops causing "good trouble" due to pancreatic cancer at 80.
  • John Lewis, Politician.
  • C. T. Vivian, American civil rights activist who worked with Martin Luther King, who died at 95.
  • Ct Vivian, Civil Rights Leader.
  • Derek Ho, American surfer (World C'ship 1993; Hawaiian Triple Crown 1984,86,88,90), who died from a heart attack at 55.
  • Silvio Marzolini, Argentine soccer defender (28 caps; Boca Juniors), who died from cancer at 79.
  • Zizi Jeanmaire, Dancer.
  • Zizi Jeanmaire, French dancer, singer and actress (Carmen), who died at 96.

On this day in 2019

  • World Health Organization declares the DR Congo Ebola outbreak a "public health emergency of international concern".
  • Snow Patrol's ballad 'Chasing Cars' was named the most-played song of the 21st Century on UK radio.Originally released in 2006, the lovestruck ballad never reached No.1 in the UK, but remained on the charts for more than three years. Second place went to Black Eyed Peas' 'I Gotta Feeling', while Pharrell's 'Happy' came third..
  • Streaming service Netflix reaches 150 million subscribers worldwide, but with slower growth than forecast.
  • Mexican drug cartel head Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years in New York.
  • Bulgaria announces 5 million people, virtually every adult, has had their personal information exposed after national tax agency hacked.
  • Irrigation canal system collapses near Fort Laramie, Wyoming parching 100,000 acres of farmland across Nebraska and Wyoming.
  • Gene Hobby, Race Car Driver.
  • Andrea Camilleri, Italian author (Inspector Montalbano novels), who died at 93.
  • Andrea Camilleri, Novelist.

On this day in 2018

  • Australian basketball center Liz Cambage scores 53 points as the Dallas Wings beat the NY Liberty 104-87 to set new WNBA single game scoring record.
  • Barack Obama gives speech honoring Nelson Mandela and warning of "strongman politics" in Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Bloomberg estimates NFL made $14 billion in revenue in 2017, distributing a record $8.1 billion to the league's 32 teams, $255m each.
  • Oldest evidence of bread, made from wild grains, discovered by archaeologists in 14,000 year-old dig in the Black Desert, Jordon.
  • 89th MLB All Star Game, Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.: AL beats NL 8-6, the teams combining for a record 10 home runs accounting for 13 of the 14 total runs.
  • Gardiner Leavitt, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2017

  • The Muppets Studio in firing the voice of Kermit the Frog, Steve Whitmire, blame his “unacceptable business conduct”.
  • Carl Van Horn, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2016

  • British Open Men's Golf, Royal Troon GC: Sweden's Henrik Stenson becomes first Scandinavian man to win a major title; shoots final round 63 for record 20-under par 264; wins by 3 from Phil Mickelson.
  • 17 works by Swiss architect Le Corbusier included in UNESCO World Heritage sites list as "an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement".
  • Actress and model Tatyana Ali at the age of 37 weds Vaughn Rasberry in Beverly Hills, California.
  • Gary S. Paxton [Larry Wayne Stevens], American musician and songwriter (Monster Mash, Alley Oop), who died at 77.
  • Gary S. Paxton [Larry Wayne Stevens], American musician and songwriter (" Monster Mash" ; "Alley Oop"), who died at 77.

On this day in 2015

  • Suicide bomber in Khan Bani Saad, Iraq, kills 120, ISIS claims responsibility.
  • Suicide bomber in Khan Bani Saad, Iraq, kills 120, ISIS claims responsibilty.
  • Marvel's "Ant-Man", starring Paul Rudd as the titular character, is released.
  • Scientists solve mystery of sleeping sickness in two villages in northern Kazakhstan - uranium mining had caused increase in carbon monoxide.
  • Hazyl Bingham, YouTube Star, born in United States.
  • Jules Bianchi, French auto racer (Marussia Formula 1 Racing Team), who died from injuries during accident at 2014 Japanese F1 GP, at 25.
  • Jules Bianchi, Race Car Driver.
  • Owen Chadwick, English historian, priest and university chancellor, who died at 99.
  • Raymond Jessel, Composer.

On this day in 2014

  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shot down over Eastern Ukraine by a Buk surface-to-air missile launched from pro-Russian separatist-controlled territory, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board.
  • 5 hour humanitarian ceasefire, proposed by the UN, takes place between Israel and Hamas.
  • Henry Hartsfield Jr, American astronaut, who died FROM complications from back surgery at 80.
  • Henry Hartsfield Jr, American USAF Colonel, and NASA astronaut (STS-4; STS-41-D; STS-61-A), who died of complications from back surgery at 80.
  • Elaine Stritch, American actress (30 Rock, Two's Company), singer and member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, who died in her sleep at 89.
  • Elaine Stritch, American stage and screen actress (30 Rock; Two's Company), singer and member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, who died in her sleep at 89.
  • Ross Burden, New Zealand celebrity chef, who died at 45.

On this day in 2013

  • 7 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria.
  • 58 people are killed in floods in Sichuan Province, China.
  • 21st ESPY Awards: LeBron James, Serena Williams win.
  • U2 singer Bono is made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
  • U2 singer Bono received France's highest cultural honour for his contribution to music and commitment to humanitarian causes when he was presented with the Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by French Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti in Paris..
  • Emersyn Lake Eades, YouTube Star, born in United States.
  • Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, who died from natural causes at 84.




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