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Today in the World Countries

  • Birth of Artigas is being celebrated in Uruguay
  • Constitution Day Holiday is being celebrated in Seychelles
  • Labour Day is being celebrated in Trinidad And Tobago
  • National Heroes Day is being celebrated in Bermuda
  • Queen Mother's Birthday Holiday is being celebrated in Cambodia
  • Queen's Birthday is being celebrated in Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Saint Helena
  • Sacred Heart is being celebrated in Colombia

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Eleen Suliman, Instagram Star, born in Saudi Arabia.
  • Murielle Van Schaik, TikTok Star, born in Netherlands.

On this day in 2022

  • US Open Men's Golf, The CC, Brookline, Mass.: Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick wins his first major title with a 1 stroke win over American pair Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris.
  • Colombian elects its first leftist President, former member of the M-19 guerrilla movement Gustavo Petro.
  • Brett Tuggle, American session and touring rock keyboard player (David Lee Roth,1986-94; Fleetwood Mac,1997-2017), who died of cancer at 70.

On this day in 2021

  • Champ, Biden family pet and First Dog, who died at The White House at 13.

On this day in 2020

  • Bob Dylan released his 39th studio album Rough and Rowdy Ways. It beame Dylan's highest-charting album on the Billboard 200 in more than a decade and it marked his seventh consecutive decade of charting top 40 albums, making him the only artist to date to accomplish this feat..
  • Australian government and companies ares under a months-long state-based cyber attack says PM Scott Morrison.
  • Australian government and companies suffer a months-long state-based cyber attack according to PM Scott Morrison.
  • Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Spanish writer (Shadow of the Wind), who died of cancer at 55.
  • Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Young Adult Author.
  • Ian Holm, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Alien, King Lear), who died at 88.
  • Tray Savage, Rapper.
  • Mario Corso, Italian soccer winger (23 caps; Inter Milan 413 games) and coach (Lecce, Inter), who died at 78.

On this day in 2019

  • Oklahoma writer Joy Harjo is named the first Native American US Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress.
  • UN says over 70 million people in the world are displaced, asylum seekers or refugees around the world, their highest-ever number in 70 years.
  • US Senators receive a classified briefing on possible UFO sightings by the US Navy.
  • US Nxivm sex cult leader Keith Raniere found guilty in New York court of racketeering, sex trafficking and child pornography.
  • First debate for a decade in Congress over reparations for slavery with Danny Glover one of the witnesses.
  • Etika, YouTube Star.
  • Anthony Hedges, British light music and orchestral composer (Humberside Cantata), who died at 88.
  • Philippe Zdar, DJ.

On this day in 2018

  • US ambassador Nikki Haley announces the US is leaving the UN Human Rights Council.
  • Canada's Senate votes to legalize recreational marijuana use, first major economy to do so.
  • England smash the highest score (481/6) in one day international cricket history in a 242 run defeat of Australia (239) at Trent Bridge.
  • General Electric is dropped form the Dow Jones Index, the last original member from 1907.
  • Hubert Green, American golfer (US Open 1977, PGA 1985), who died of throat cancer at 71.
  • Lenore Engdahl, American classical pianist, and educator (Boston University School of Music,1972–83), who died at 100.

On this day in 2017

  • Record 65.6 million people displaced around the world in 2016 reported by UN refugee agency.
  • Russia warns the US it will target US and allied aircraft over Syria after US fighter shoots down Syrian warplane.
  • First full genetic study of cats published in "Nature Ecology and Evolution", reveals domesticated 9,000 years ago, descended from one species (African wildcat).
  • Bexit negotiations begin between United Kingdom and the European Union in Brussels.
  • Carla Fendi, Fashion Designer.
  • Brian Cant, British stage and screen actor and children's television presenter (Play School,1964-85), who died at 83.
  • Brian Kenny, British Army officer, deputy supreme allied commander (Europe), who died at 83.

On this day in 2016

  • Artists including Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Pearl Jam, U2 and Sir Paul McCartney called for online copyright laws to be reformed. More than 180 artists signed an open letter criticising the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). They claimed the law benefits companies that "exploit music for their financial enrichment", but not artists..
  • NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers win first title beating defending champion Golden State Warriors,93-89 for a 4–3 series victory; 1st team to overcome 3–1 deficit; MVP LeBron James 27 points.
  • NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers win first title beating defending champion Golden State Warriors,93-89 in Game 7; first team to overcome 3–1 deficit; MVP: LeBron James.
  • US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont CC, PA: Despite controversial penalty on the 5th green, Dustin Johnson wins by 3 strokes ahead of runners-up Shane Lowry, Jim Furyk & Scott Piercy.
  • Paul Cox, Director.
  • Götz George, German actor (Tatort), who died at 77.
  • Phil Goulet, Race Car Driver.
  • Anton Yelchin, Movie Actor.
  • Anton Yelchin, Russian-born American actor (Star Trek), who died in an accident at 27.

On this day in 2015

  • Actress Shannen Doherty reveals that she has breast cancer.
  • Blues musician Wendell Holmes died aged 71. He released 12 albums as part of The Holmes Brothers, a family band that included his siblings Sherman and Willie. During their career, the brothers played with many artists including Van Morrison, Peter Gabriel, Rosanne Cash, Levon Helm and Willie Nelson..
  • Pixar's animated film "Inside Out" is released with voices by Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling.
  • The right-wing Venstre block wins the 2015 Danish general election.

On this day in 2014

  • 4th Critics'Choice Television Awards: Orange Is the New Black wins Best Comedy Series, Breaking Bad wins Best Drama Series.
  • " Transformers: Age of Extinction" directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg premieres in Hong Kong. Highest grossing film of 2014 ($1.104 billion).
  • Felipe VI ascends to the Spanish throne after the abdication of his father King Juan Carlos.
  • Gerry Goffin, who penned chart-topping songs with his then-wife Carole King died at the age of 75 in Los Angeles. He wrote dozens of hits over two decades, including 'The Loco-Motion', 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow' and '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman'. After their divorce in 1968, Goffin continued writing songs, including a hit for Whitney Houston 'Saving All My Love for You' in 1985..
  • Gerry Goffin, American Hall of Fame lyricist, who died at 75.
  • Ibrahim Touré, Soccer Player.

On this day in 2013

  • Slim Whitman the American country music and western music singer/songwriter and instrumentalist died aged 90. Known for his yodeling abilities and his smooth high octave falsetto, he sold in excess of 120 million records during his career. Michael Jackson cited Whitman as one of his ten favorite vocalists and Beatle George Harrison cited Whitman as an early influence. Paul McCartney credited a poster of Whitman with giving him the idea of playing his guitar left-handed with his guitar strung the opposite way to a right-handed player's..
  • 48 people are killed by armed bandits in Zamfara State, Nigeria.
  • Suri Belle, TikTok Star, born in United States.
  • Slim Whitman, American country singer (Rose Marie), who died from heart failure at 90.
  • Gyula Horn, Hungarian Prime Minister (1994-8), who died at 80.
  • James Gandolfini, American actor (The Sopranos), who died from a heart attack at 51.
  • James Gandolfini, TV Actor.
  • Kim Thompson, Comic Book Author.
  • Glyn England, British electrical engineer and CEO (CEGB, Windcluster Ltd), who died at 92.
  • Filip Topol, Czech singer-songwriter (Psí vojáci - Dog Soldiers), who died at 48.
  • Bojidar Dimov, Bulgarian pianist and composer (Die Hochzeit von Susa), who died at 61.




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