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Today in the World Countries
- Barthelemy Boganda Day is being celebrated in Central African Republic
- Martyrs' Day is being celebrated in Madagascar
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2336
- Deanna Troi, Betazed, fictional counsellor-Star Trek Next Generation.
- Anx.Ki, Twitch Star, born in Colombia.
On this day in 2022
- A televised concert fundraising money for the humanitarian appeal in Ukraine raised more than £15 million. Held at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham the show featured Ukrainian Eurovision winner Jamala, Manic Street Preachers, Ed Sheeran, Cabello and Nile Rodgers and Chic..
- BA.2 version of Omicron is now the dominant form of COVID-19 pandemic in America according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Tom Parker, singer with the Wanted, died aged 33 from brain cancer. Parker was one of five endearingly high-energy members of the Wanted, who became one of the most popular British boybands in a generation. Their debut 2010 single, the anthemic 'All Time Low', reached No 1, as did 'Glad You Came' in 2012..
- US President Joe Biden signs the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act into law, making lynching a federal hate crime after over 200 attempts to pass similar legislation since 1900.
On this day in 2021
- Trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd begins in Minneapolis.
- Megaship Ever Given freed after nearly a week stuck in and blocking the Suez Canal, with at least 369 vessels waiting to pass though.
- Bibian Mentel-Spee, Dutch para-snowboarding athlete (Winter Paralympics gold snowboard cross 2014,18; banked slalom 2018; 5 x gold World C'ship), who died from cancer at 48.
- Claudio Callegari, YouTube Star.
- Jerry McGee, American golfer (US Ryder Cup 1977,4 PGA Tour titles), who died at 77.
On this day in 2020
- Grammy-winning country music star Joe Diffie died age 61 from complications of COVID-19 pandemic. Diffie charted 35 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, five of which peaked at No.1. He also co-wrote singles for Holly Dunn, Tim McGraw, and Jo Dee Messina, and recorded with Mary Chapin Carpenter, George Jones, and Marty Stuart..
- Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari orders a lockdown in the cities of Lagos and Abuja after the country records 97 COVID-19 pandemic cases and one death.
- American vocalist, guitarist, songwriter Alan Merrill died age 69 after contracting COVID-19 pandemic. He was the co-writer of, and lead singer on, the first released version of the song 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll', which was recorded by the Arrows in 1975. The song became a breakthrough hit for Joan Jett in 1982 and has since been covered by artists ranging from Britney Spears to Weird Al Yankovic..
- US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci warns America may see between 100,000 - 200,000 deaths from COVID-19 pandemic.
- US infectious disease expert Antony Fauci warns America may see between 100,000 - 200,000 deaths from COVID-19 pandemic.
- Alan Merrill [Allan Sachs], American vocalist and songwriter (The Arrows -" I Love Rock 'n'Roll"), who died from COVID-19 pandemic complications at 69.
- Joe Diffie, American country singer and guitarist (Home), who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 61.
- Joe Diffie, Country Singer.
- José Luis Capón, Spanish soccer defender (13 caps; Atlético Madrid,200 games), who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 72.
- Ken Shimura, Japanese comedian and actor (Shimura Ken no Bakatono-sama), who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 70.
- Krzysztof Penderecki, Composer.
- Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish composer (" Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima"), who died at 86.
- Jim Lambright, American college football coach (University of Washington 1993-98; 44–25–1 record), who died from complications of dementia at 77.
On this day in 2019
- Joe Biden accused of an inappropriate kiss by fellow Democrat Lucy Flores.
- 34th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Cure; Def Leppard; Janet Jackson; Stevie Nicks; Radiohead; Roxy Music; and The Zombies.
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Cure; Def Leppard; Janet Jackson; Stevie Nicks; Radiohead; Roxy Music; and The Zombies.
- Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish releases her debut studio album "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?".
- Agnès Varda, Belgium-born French director “mother of the French New Wave” (Vagabond), who died at 90.
On this day in 2018
- Anita Shreve, American writer (Weight of Water, Past the Island; Drifting), who died of cancer at 71.
- Rusty Staub, American baseball utility (6 x MLB All Star; Houston Colt.45s / Astros; Montreal Expos; NY Mets; Detroit Tigers) and broadcaster (Mets games 1986-95), who died from multiple organ failure at 73.
On this day in 2017
- George Michael's funeral took place, three months after his sudden death at the age of 53. His family said a 'small, private ceremony' was attended by family and close friends. The coroner's verdict on Michael's death only came three weeks before his funeral. Tests were ordered because an initial post-mortem examination was inconclusive..
- UK Prime Minister Theresa May sends a letter to the EU invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, formally triggering Brexit.
- Ivanka Trump assumes an unpaid position as Advisor to the President, Donald Trump.
- Ivanka Trump (35) assumes an unpaid position as Senior Advisor to the President, Donald Trump (her father).
- Man's body found inside a 7m long reticulated python in Sulawesi, Indonesia.
- Alexei Abrikosov, Russian-born American physicist (Nobel Prize 2003), who died at 88.
On this day in 2016
- Andy Newman from Thunderclap Newman died aged 73. Thunderclap Newman, whose 1969 No.1 hit 'Something in the Air' became one of the indestructible staples of British 1960s pop. Primarily a keyboard player his schoolfriends nicknamed him Thunderclap in honour of his playing technique. The band that would become Thunderclap Newman was formed in late 1968 at the instigation of the Who’s Pete Townshend..
- [Anna Marie] "Patty Duke", American Academy and Emmy awarding actress (The Miracle Worker; The Patty Duke Show), and mental health advocate, who died at 69.
- Patty Duke, American actress (The Miracle Worker), who died at 69.
- Patty Duke, Movie Actress.
- Jean Lapierre, Canadian politician and television host, who died at 59.
On this day in 2015
- Cricket World Cup, Melbourne (MCG): Australia defeats fellow host New Zealand by 7 wickets to win their 5th title; Player of Series: Mitchell Starc.
- Cricket World Cup, Melbourne (MCG): Australia defeats fellow host New Zealand by 7 wickets to win their 5th title; Player of Series: Mitchel Starc.
- Nigerian General Election - voting is extended to a 2nd day. death toll from Boko Haram attacks at 43.
- WrestleMania XXXI, Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA (76,976): Seth Rollins beats Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns in impromptu triple threat match to capture WWE Heavyweight title.
- 72-year-old Norman Greenbaum, who wrote and sang the 1969 hit 'Spirit in the Sky', was critically injured when the car he was riding in turned left, crossing into the path of an on-coming motorcycle. The 20-year-old motorcyclist was killed and his passenger was severely injured. After a lengthy recovery, Greenbaum returned to the stage in Santa Rosa, California on November 15,2015..
- " Shahs of Sunset" actor Mike Shouhed weds Jessica Parido at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
- Pavel Lazarev, Family Member.
On this day in 2014
- First same-sex couples marry in the UK as a result of the passing of The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.
- Andrej Kiska is elected President of Slovakia.
- Billy Mundi [also Tony Schnasse, born Antonio Salas], American session musician and drummer (The Mothers of Invention, Rhinoceros), who died of complications from diabetes at 71.
- Hobart "Hobie" Alter, surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Hobie Cat, who died of cancer at 80.
On this day in 2013
- 36 people are killed after a 16-floor building collapses in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
- 10 people are killed and 31 are injured by a blast outside the US consulate in Pakistan.
- 23 people are killed by coordinated bombings on Shiite mosques in Iraq.
- American horse, Animal Kingdom, wins the 2013 Dubai World Cup.
- Soyuz TMA-08M sets a new record of 6 hours in orbit before docking with the International Space Station.
- UN regulation of international arms trade is blocked by North Korea, Iran, and Syria.
- Richard Griffiths, Movie Actor.
- Art Malone, Race Car Driver.