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Today in the World Countries

  • Independence Day Holiday is being celebrated in Vanuatu

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

On this day in 2022

  • Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, who helped plan 9/11 attacks killed in CIA drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, US President Joe Biden calls it group's biggest blow since Osama bin Laden killed.
  • Bill Russell, Basketball Player.
  • Fidel V. Ramos, Filipino general and 12th President of the Philippines (1992-98), who died at 94.

On this day in 2021

  • First mixed-gender event to feature in Olympic swim program; Great Britain team of Kathleen Dawson, Adam Peaty, James Guy & Anna Hopkin wins mixed 4×100m medley relay in WR 3:37.58 in Tokyo.
  • Jamaican sprinters Elaine Thompson Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson trifecta women's 100m final at the Tokyo Olympics; Thompson Herah retains title.
  • Jamaican sprinters Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson trifecta women's 100m final at the Tokyo Olympics; Thompson Herah retains title.
  • American swimmer Caeleb Dressel wins 100m butterfly in WR 49.45 at the Tokyo Olympics; completes 100m freestyle/butterfly double.
  • American swimming superstar Katie Ledecky wins the women's 800m gold for an unprecedented third consecutive Olympics in Tokyo; claims distance 800/1500m double.
  • American guitarist and singer-songwriter Paul Cotton died at the age of 78. He was a member of the band Poco and the writer of their international hit song ‘Heart of the Night’. Cotton left Poco in early 2010 and went on to release several solo albums..
  • Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown wins gold in 200m backstroke to complete 100/200 double at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
  • Angela Bailey, Runner.
  • Anthony Michael, TikTok Star.
  • Alvin Ing, American stage and screen singer and actor (Flower Drum Song), who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 89.
  • Terry Cooper, English soccer defender (20 caps; Leeds, Middlesborough) and manager (Bristol City, Birmingham City), who died at 77.

On this day in 2020

  • Mexico overtakes the UK to have the world's third highest death toll from COVID-19 pandemic with 46,688 fatalities.
  • Apple wildfire starts near Beaumont, California, forcing the evacuation of nearly 8,000 people over the next few days.
  • Eurozone economic activity falls 11.9% for April-June with Spain the worst at -18.5%, its deepest in modern times.
  • Alan Parker, Director.
  • Alan Parker, English director (Bugsy Malone, Midnight Express), who died at 76.
  • Stephen Tataw, Cameroonian soccer right-back (63 caps; captain Cameroon national team FIFA World Cup 1990,94), who died at 57.

On this day in 2019

  • US Federal Reserve cuts interest rates for the first time since 2008 by 0.25%.
  • Kelly Craft confirmed by US Senate as US ambassador to the UN.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin orders Russian army to help put out huge wildfires in Siberia covering three million hectares (7.4 million acres) after 700,000 people sign petition.
  • American officials announce Osama bin Laden's son, Hamza bin Laden and potential successor has been killed in US air strikes in Pakistan.
  • Gordon Brand Jnr., Scottish golfer (8 x European Tour wins; Ryder Cup 1987,89), who died from a heart attack at 60.
  • Gordon Brand Jr., Scottish golfer (8 x European Tour wins; Ryder Cup 1987,89), who died from a heart attack at 60.
  • Junior Tinney, Race Car Driver.
  • V. G. Siddhartha, Indian coffee entrepreneur (Café Coffee Day), found dead at 60.

On this day in 2018

  • Rihanna becomes the first black woman to appear on the cover of British Vogue's September issue.
  • Facebook discloses and removes Russian-linked network of sites attempting to interfere in American politics.
  • Actor Alan Alda reveals he has had Parkinson's disease for 3 years, in interview with CBS" s "This Morning".
  • Aeroméxico flight 2431 crash lands in Durango, Mexico, all 103 on board survive.
  • Actor David Hasselhoff at the age of 66 marries third wife Hayley Roberts at the age of 38 in Italy.
  • Tony Bullimore, British yachtsman (1997 solo around-the-world yacht race, dramatic rescue), who died of cancer at 79.

On this day in 2017

  • Anthony Scaramucci removed as White House Communications Director after less than 2 weeks.
  • England cricket spin bowler Moeen Ali takes a hat-trick in 239 run 3rd Test win over South Africa; 100th Test match played at The Oval, London.
  • Jeanne Moreau, French actress (Going Places, Jules & Jim), who died at 89.
  • Jeanne Moreau, Movie Actress.

On this day in 2016

  • “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a play by Jack Thorne with contributions by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide at midnight.
  • British Open Women's Golf, Woburn: Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand wins by 3 from Mo Martin & Mirim Lee.
  • Yuriko Koike is the first woman to be elected Tokyo Governor.
  • PGA Championship Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: American Jimmy Walker wins his first major by 1 shot from defending champion Jason Day of Australia.
  • Herjavec Group CEO Robert Herjavec at the age of 53 weds former "Dancing with the Stars" Kym Johnson at the age of 39 in Los Angeles, California.
  • Ballet dancer Misty Copeland at the age of 33 weds attorney Olu Evans in Laguna Beach, California.
  • Chiyonofuji Mitsugu, Japanese sumo wrestler (31 tournament c'ships; Kyushu Tournament 1981-88), who died from pancreatic cancer at 61.
  • Seymour Papert, South African mathematician, who died at 88.

On this day in 2015

  • Morrissey claimed he was sexually assaulted by a security officer at San Francisco International Airport, who he said "groped"him. An official spokesman for the Transport Security Administration (TSA) said security camera footage confirmed that nothing out of the ordinary had occurred..
  • It is announced that creative director Alexander Wang will leave Balenciaga.
  • Gerald S O'Loughlin, American actor and director (Storefront Lawyer, Rookies, Wheels), who died at 93.
  • Pee Wee Ellwanger, Race Car Driver.
  • Roddy Piper, Canadian professional wrestler, who died at 61.
  • Roddy Piper, Wrestler.
  • Billy Pierce, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star x 7; World Series 1945; AL wins leader 1957; MLB ERA leader 1955; AL strikeout leader; 1953; Chicago White Sox), who died from gallbladder cancer at 88.
  • Billy Pierce, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star x 7; World Series 1945; AL wins leader 1957; MLB ERA leader 1955; AL strikeout leader; 1953; Chicago WS), who died from gallbladder cancer at 88.

On this day in 2014

  • Israel and Hamas agree to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire.
  • Meceo McEaddy was sentenced to between five and 10 years in prison for stealing millions of dollars from concert promoters by posing as a booking agent. McEaddy who pretended to be in charge of Lady Gaga, Rihanna and several other celebrities, pleaded guilty to 21 counts of grand larceny and fraud, according to Manhattan district attorney's office..
  • The US agree to resupply arms to Israel - including rocket launchers, mortar rounds, grenades - despite condemnation of civilian casualties in Gaza.
  • Aiko Oyabaka, YouTube Star, born in Japan.
  • Kenny Ireland, TV Actor.

On this day in 2013

  • Ellecee Nelson, YouTube Star, born in United States.
  • Michael Ansara, American actor (Broken Arrow, Centennial), who died at 91.




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