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Today in the World Countries
- Ashura is being celebrated in Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Gambia, Iraq, Senegal, Somalia
- First Day of Ashura is being celebrated in Pakistan
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Peru
- Memory of Ashura is being celebrated in Lebanon
- Muharram is being celebrated in India
- St Olav's Eve (Half-day Holiday) is being celebrated in Faroe Islands
- World Hepatitis Day is being celebrated in International
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Leo as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2061
- 31st predicted perihelion passage of Halley's Comet.
On this day in 2022
- Final episodes of TV soap "Neighbours", after 37 years, screens in Australia.
- Bernard Cribbins, British character actor (Old Jack’s Boat; Doctor Who – “Wilfred Mott”; The Railway Children), voice-over artist (The Wombles; Jackanory), and novelty song singer (Right Said Fred), who died at 93.
On this day in 2021
- American musician Dusty Hill died at his home in Houston, Texas, at the age of 72. He was the bassist of the rock band ZZ Top for over 50 years, he also sang lead and backing vocals, and played keyboards..
- Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus claims Olympic double by winning women's 200m freestyle in OR 1:53.50 in Tokyo; she had beaten American superstar Katie Ledecki in 400m 2 days earlier.
- Japanese swimmer Yui Ohashi wins women's individual medley double with victory in 200m at the Tokyo Olympics; 3 days earlier she won the 400m IM gold medal.
- 19 year old gymnast Daiki Hashimoto of Japan becomes youngest Olympic men's artistic individual all-around champion in history at the Tokyo Games.
- Ron Popeil, American inventor and TV personality who popularized the phrase "But wait, there's more!", who died at 86.
- Johnny Ventura [Juan de Dios Ventura] Dominican singer, merengue and salsa bandleader (“Patacon Pisao”), and politician (Mayor of Santiago,1998-2002), who died of heart failure at 81.
- Johnny Ventura, World Music Singer.
- Joseph "Dusty" Hill, American rock bassist and songwriter (ZZ Top - "Cheap Sunglasses" ; "Legs"), who died at 72.
- Albert Dyrlund, YouTube Star.
On this day in 2020
- Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak found guilty of corruption, sentenced to 12 years and fined nearly $50 million.
- Iter, the world's largest nuclear fusion project, begins assembly in Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France.
- The British music magazine Q published its last issue, ending a 34-year run. Founded in 1986 by broadcast journalists Mark Ellen and David Hepworth, who were presenters of the BBC television music series Whistle Test, every issue of Q had a different message on the spine. Readers tried to work out what the message had to do with the contents of the magazine..
- Robert Hixon, Race Car Driver.
- Gisele Halimi, Tunisian-French lawyer, feminist and author, who died at 93.
- Junrey Balawing, Activist.
- John McNamara, American MLB manager (American League Manager of the Year 1986; Boston Red Sox), who died at 88.
- Aleksandr Aksinin, Russian athlete (Olympic gold,4×100m relay 1980; bronze 1976), who died at 65.
- Bent Fabric [Fabricius-Bjerre], Danish pianist and composer (Alley Cat), who died at 95.
On this day in 2019
- British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: Germany's Bernhard Langer wins his 4th Senior Open by 2 strokes from Paul Broadhurst.
- First Fortnite World Cup won by US teenager Kyle Giersdorf with largest ever e-sports prize of $3 million at Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York.
- 106th Tour de France: 22 year old Egan Bernal becomes first ever Colombian and Latin American winner; Points champion: Peter Sagan of Slovakia.
- Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: South Korean Ko Jin-young wins her second major title of the season by 2 strokes from Shanshan Feng, Jennifer Kupcho and Kim Hyo-joo.
- Meghan Duchess of Sussex, revealed as the first guest editor for UK Vogue in 103 years for its September 2019 issue.
- Dillon Henderson, YouTube Star.
- Dillon The Hacker, YouTube Star.
On this day in 2018
- Carr Fire reaches Redding, California, with death toll at 5 having burnt 80,000 acres.
- Longest "blood moon" eclipse of the 21st century, lasting 1 hour 43 minutes.
- Bruce Lietzke, American golfer (13 PGA Tour wins; US Senior Open 2003), who died of brain cancer at 67.
- Bob Cleberg, Race Car Driver.
- Ian Stanley, Australian golfer (British Senior Open 2001), who died of cancer at 69.
On this day in 2017
- General John Kelly appointed new Chief of Staff by US President Donald Trump.
- Pakistan Supreme Court rules corruption accusations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif enough to remove him from office.
- US Senate vote for "skinny" repeal of Obamacare fails 51-49 when John McCain casts deciding vote against.
- US Senate vote for "skinny" repeal of the Affordable Care Act ('Obamacare') fails 51-49 when John McCain casts deciding vote against.
On this day in 2016
- Marianne Ihlen, the subject of Leonard Cohen's song 'So Long, Marianne, died age 81. Before her death, Cohen sent her a letter that read, in part, "Know that I am so close behind you that if you stretch out your hand, I think you can reach mine."Cohen joins her in death on November 7 of this year..
- Earliest evidence of cancer found in 1.7 million-year-old toe fossil from Swartkrans Cave, South Africa, published in "South African Journal of Science".
- Mahasweta Devi, Indian Bengali writer and activist, who died at 90.
On this day in 2015
- Clive Rice, South African cricket all-rounder (WSC 1978-79, ODI 1991; Nottinghamshire), who died from a brain tumour at 66.
- James Jude, American thoracic surgeon (developed CPR), who died at 87.
On this day in 2014
- Israel criticizes John Kerry's proposed ceasefire, stating that no ceasefire deal will be accepted without the destruction of tunnels leading from Gaza to Israel and the demilitarization of the Gaza Strip.
- Linda Ronstadt receives the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony.
- Linda Ronstadt was honored with a National Medal of Arts at the White House in Washington, D.C. The honor was a particularly special moment for Ronstadt, who didn't make it to her induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (in April of this year), since Parkinson's disease limited her ability to travel. The singer was brought into the East Room by wheelchair, but she walked onto the stage to receive her award..
- Missiles strike near Gaza's main hospital and a nearby refugee camp Monday, leaving 10 dead and many wounded; Israeli Defence Force say they are not responsible.
- UN Security Council hold emergency meeting calling for an immediate and indefinite humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
- Reprise Records released Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' thirteenth studio album, Hypnotic Eye. The album debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200, becoming the first Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album to ever top the chart..
- Margot Adler, American journalist, who died from endometrial cancer at 68.
- Jon Erikson, American swimmer 1st to triple cross English Channel (1981), who died at 58.
On this day in 2013
- 39 people are killed after a bus veers off a bridge in Avellino Province, Italy.
- Rita Reys [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, who died from a intracranial hemorrhage at 88.
- William Scranton, American politician, who died from a cerebral hemorrhage at 96.
- William Scranton, American Republican Party politician and diplomat, who died at 96.
- William Scranton, American Republican Party politician and diplomat, who died from a cerebral hemorrhage at 96.
- George Scott, American MLB player, who died at 69.
- Frank Castillo, American MLB baseball pitcher,1991-2005 (Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, and 4 other teams), drowns while boating at 44.
- Frank Castillo, American MLB player, drowns at 44.
- Eileen Breenan, American actress, who died from bladder cancer at 80.
- Eileen Brennan, American actress (Laugh-In, Pvt Benjamin), who died at 80.
- Eileen Brennan, American actress (Laugh-In, Pvt Benjamin), who died from bladder cancer at 80.