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Today in the World Countries
- Emancipation Day is being celebrated in Tonga
- Father's Day is being celebrated in Lithuania
- Lord Buddha's Parinirvana is being celebrated in Bhutan
- Orthodox Whit Sunday is being celebrated in Greece, Romania
- Whit Sunday is being celebrated in Ukraine
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Gemini as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2022
- Bassist Alec John Such died at the age of 70. He was a founding member of Bon Jovi, playing with them from 1983 to 1994, when they had such hits as 'You Give Love a Bad Name', 'Livin' on a Prayer' and 'Bad Medicine'..
- French Open Women's Tennis: Polish world #1 Iga Swiatek beats American teenager Coco Gauff,6–1,6–3 for her second Franch singles title.
- Isaac Berger, American weightlifter (Olympic gold 60kg 1956, silver 1960,64; World C'ship gold 1958,61), who died at 85.
On this day in 2021
- Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli makes a desperate plea for vaccines amid his country's devastating COVID-19 pandemic second wave, reporting nearly 9,000 daily cases late May.
- Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, born in Santa Barbara, California.
- Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, Family Member, born in Santa Barbara, CA.
- Clarence Williams III, American actor (Mod Squad; 52 Pick Up; Purple Rain), who died of colon cancer at 81.
- Richard R. Ernst, Chemist.
On this day in 2020
- Steve Priest, the bassist and co-founder of glam rock band Sweet, died at the age of 72. He was known for his playful humour and outrageous costumes when Sweet played hits like "Blockbuster", "Teenage Rampage"and "Little Willy"on Top of the Pops. The group was originally called Sweetshop..
- Thousands ignore a recent ban and mark the anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre in Hong Kong.
- UN report criticizing human rights violations in the Philippines, including deaths of 8,000 during its war on drugs, a day after county's House of Representatives passed new anti-terrorism law.
- State of Emergency declared after 20,000 tonnes of diesel oil spills near Russian city of Norilsk, Siberia within the Arctic Circle.
- English musician, songwriter and record producer Rupert Hine died age 72. He produced albums for artists including Rush, Kevin Ayers, Tina Turner, Howard Jones, Bob Geldof, Thompson Twins, Stevie Nicks, Chris de Burgh and Suzanne Vega. Hine was also a member of the band Quantum Jump..
- Memorial for George Floyd led by Rev. Al Sharpton, killed in police custody, in Minneapolis, as 10th night of protests at his death held around the country.
- Marcello Abbado, Italian pianist, composer, conductor, and teacher, who died at 93.
- Basu Chatterjee, Indian film director (Rajanigandha, Chhoti Si Baat), who died at 94.
- Steve Priest, Bassist.
- Steve Priest, English rock bassist and vocalist (Sweet - "Ballroom Blitz"), who died at 72.
- Steve Priest, English rock bassist and vocalist (The Sweet), who died at 72.
- Pete Rademacher, American boxer (Olympic gold +81kg 1956; first challenger for world heavyweight title in first pro bout; lost), who died at 91.
On this day in 2019
- Professional gambler James Holzhauer's 32-game winning steak ends on "Jeopardy" just short of Ken Jenning's record $2.52m earnings.
- Over 100,000 people mark the 30th anniversary of Beijing's Tiananmen Square Massacre in Hong Kong and around the world.
- SF MLB manager Bruce Bochy reaches 1,000 win mark with the club as Giants beat Mets,9-3 in NYC; second after legendary John McGraw to reach milestone.
- Biggest protests in Prague since the fall of communism by tens of thousands against Prime Minister Andrej Babis'use of EU subsidies.
- Deforestation of the Amazon forest in Brazil the fastest for a decade as 740 square kilometers cleared in 30 days according to Brazilian space research institute.
- Movement in Japan to end compulsory wearing of high heels in work places trends with hashtag #KuToo.
- Movement in Japan to end compulsory wearing of high heels in works places behind hashtag #KuToo.
- Jay Z was crowned the first hip hop billionaire after building up a huge business empire. The rapper had stakes in fashion, a sports management company and the taxi app Uber and as a part owner of the streaming service Tidal, showed according to Forbes his net worth ‘conservatively totals’ $1billion (£789million)..
- Former US school security guard Scot Peterson arrested and charged with neglect of a child and culpable negligence for not confronting gunman during Parkland school massacre in a landmark case.
- Jiggs Kalra, Indian food writer "Czar of Indian cuisine", who died at 72.
- Lennart Johansson, Swedish soccer administrator (President Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 1990–2007), who died at 89.
On this day in 2018
- US President Donald Trump tweets "I have the absolute right to PARDON myself".
- Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Mulki resigns amid huge protests against tax and price increases. King Abdullah appoints Omar Razzaz to replace him..
- Former US President Bill Clinton and James Patterson publish a thriller novel "The President is Missing" together.
- Former US President Bill Clinton in interview with NBC says he hasn't and doesn't need to apologize to Monica Lewinsky.
- Dwight Clark, American NFL wide receiver/executive (" The Catch" 1981 Super Bowl SF 49ers), who died of ALS at 61.
- Bryan Goewey, Race Car Driver.
- Georgann Johnson, American actress (Marge-Mr Peepers, Star Trek, Midnight Cowboy), who died at 91.
On this day in 2017
- Ariana Grande headlines benefit concert for victims of her Manchester concert bombing, also featuring Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry.
On this day in 2016
- French Open Women's Tennis: Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain beats Serena Williams 7-5,6-4 to claim her 1st Grand Slam title.
On this day in 2015
- Australian cricket batsman Adam Voges becomes the oldest player to hit a century on debut in 1st Test v West Indies in Roseau; 35 year old Voges scores 130 not out during Australia's 9 wicket win.
- According to the BPI's Music Market 2015 report British acts accounted for 1 in 7 albums sold worldwide. With 13.7% of worldwide sales, it's the highest British share since the BPI began recording figures in 2000. Albums by One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Sam Smith and Pink Floyd all made the top ten list of the world's biggest-sellers of 2014..
- Cadence Bridges, Family Member, born in United States.
- Albert West [Albertus Westelaken], Dutch pop singer (The Shuffles - "Cha-La-La, I Need You" ; Stars on 45), who died at 65.
- Jabe Thomas, Race Car Driver.
- Hermann Zapf, German typeface designer (Palatino and Optima), who died at 96.
- Rick Allison, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2014
- 10 Nigerian generals and five other senior military officers are court-martialed for providing arms and information to jihadist terrorist group Boko Haram.
- 10 Nigerian generals and five other senior military officers have been courts-martialed for providing arms and information to Boko Haram.
- Ed Negre, Race Car Driver.
- Don Zimmer, American baseball infielder (2 × All-Star, Chicago Cubs; World Series 1955,59 LA Dodgers) and manager (NL Manager of the Year 1989 Chicago Cubs), who died from heart failure at 83.
- Don Zimmer, American baseball manager, who died from heart failure as a complication from cardiac surgery at 83.
On this day in 2013
- Handwritten letters, notes, poems and sketches by John Lennon all exceeded pre-sale estimates at an auction at Sotheby's in New York. The Fat Budgie, a nonsensical poem, sold for $143,000 (£85,000), having been valued at up to $35,000 (£21,000). A handwritten manuscript called I Sat Belonely went for $137,000 (£82,000), four times its estimate. The pieces, part of an 89 lot sale, came from Lennon's books In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works..
- The former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos was bailed after being arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs. She was accused by a newspaper, who said she had introduced their reporter to a drug dealer. Before joining The X Factor, Tulisa rose to fame with the band N-Dubz..
- Joey Covington [Michno], American drummer (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, and Jefferson Starship), who died in a single vehicle car crash at 67.
- Cornelius "Nini" Harp, American doo-wop singer (The Marcels - "Blue Moon"), who died at 73.