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Today's Star Sign

People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Recording Industry Association of America's 2022 year-end report states vinyl record sales (41 million) exceeded CD sales (33 million) for the first time since 1987.
  • (Chaim) Topol, Israeli stage and screen actor (Fiddler on the Roof), who died at 87.

On this day in 2022

  • American singer-songwriter Lionel Richie receives Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C..
  • Russian airstrikes on Ukrainian city of Mariupol hit a hospital, killing at least three people, as attempts to create a humanitarian corridor out of the city fail.
  • Stolen notebooks belonging to naturalist Charles Darwin, including his famous 'tree of life'sketch, mysteriously returned after 22 years to Cambridge University Library.
  • Justice Christopher, Nigerian soccer midfielder (11 caps; Antwerp FC, Trelleborg FF, Herfølge Boldklub), who died at 40.

On this day in 2021

  • Queen Elizabeth II publicly expresses "concern" after Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex interview, saying allegations including of racism with be dealt with privately.
  • China and Russia agree to build a research station on or around the Moon and collaborate on lunar missions, in move that could start another space race.
  • Brazil records its highest daily COVID-19 pandemic death toll to date of 1,972 deaths with 168,370 deaths overall.
  • UK TV host Piers Morgan leaves ITV's "Good Morning" after 41,000 complaints made about him saying he did not believe Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's statement about her mental health.
  • Tommy Troelsen, Danish soccer striker (16 caps; Vejle Boldklub) and broadcaster (Danmarks Radio, dk4), who died at 80.
  • Cliff Simon, TV Actor.
  • Agustín Balbuena, Argentine soccer striker (8 caps; Copa Libertadores 1972,73,74,75; Copa Intercontinental 1973; Club Atlético Independiente), who died at 75.
  • (Leonard) "Len" Skeat, British jazz double-bassist, who died at 84.
  • James Levine, American conductor (director of the Metropolitan Opera,1976-2017), who died at 77.

On this day in 2020

  • Italy announces it is locking down the whole country due to a spike in COVID-19 pandemic cases with 10,040 cases and 630 deaths.
  • Italy announces it is locking down the whole country due to spike in COVID-19 pandemic cases with 10,040 cases and 630 deaths.
  • National one-day women's strike held in Mexico to protest high rates of femicide (more than 10 women murdered every day).
  • American record producer Keith Olsen died age 74. He worked with many artists including Rick Springfield, Fleetwood Mac, Ozzy Osbourne, the Grateful Dead, Whitesnake, Pat Benatar, Heart, Santana, Foreigner, Scorpions, Magnum, Journey, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Joe Walsh, and Eric Burdon & the Animals..
  • Keith Olsen, American rock record producer and sound engineer (Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac; Grateful Dead - Terrapin Station; Joe Walsh - The Confessor), who died of cardiac arrest at 74.

On this day in 2019

  • Bobbi Fiedler, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), who died at 81.
  • Harry Howell, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (NY Rangers 1952-69), who died of dementia at 86.
  • Harry Howell, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman (NY Rangers 1952-69), who died of dementia at 86.
  • Chokoleit, Comedian.

On this day in 2018

  • Princess Adrienne Of Sweden, Princess, born in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Joaquin Avila, American lawyer and civil rights champion who advocated against voter discrimination, who died from complications of colon and liver cancer at 69.
  • Chris Gedney, American NFL tight end,1993-2000 (Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals), takes his own life at 47.

On this day in 2017

  • Howard Hodgkin, British abstract painter, who died at 84.

On this day in 2016

  • Eighth Democratic presidential candidates debate hosted by Univision and the Washington Post and held in Miami, Florida.
  • EU Migrant Crisis: Macedonia, Croatia and Slovenia close their borders to migrants trying to reach Northern Europe.
  • A study by The Journal of Advanced Nursing reported that pop records set a bad example by portraying ageing and old people in a negative light, focusing on dying and physical decline. Researchers trawled the musical archives from the 1930s to the present day for any tracks mentioning old age. The majority,55 out of 76 songs, focused on 'bad' aspects of ageing. The Beatles and Elton John featured on the 'negative list', along with Pulp and The Who..
  • Bill Wade, American NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1958,63; LA Rams, Chicago Bears), who died at 85.
  • John Gutfreund, American investment banker, CEO of Salomon Brothers (King of Wall Street), who died at 86.
  • Juvenal "Naná'Vasconcelos, Brazilian jazz and world music percussionist, and berimbau player (Pat Metheny, Björk, Milton Nascimento), who died of lung cancer at 71.
  • Robert Horton [Meade Howard Horton Jr.], American actor and singer (Kings Row, Wagon Train, Arena), who died at 91.

On this day in 2015

  • US President Barack Obama signs an executive order declaring Venezuela a national security threat to the US.
  • James Molyneaux [Baron Molyneaux of Killead], MP (Ulster unionist), who died at 94.
  • Alexis Vastine, Boxer.
  • Camille Muffat, Swimmer.

On this day in 2013

  • Asteroid 2013 ET comes within 960,000 km from the Earth’s surface.
  • Bernard Hopkins defeats Tavoris Cloud to win IBF light heavyweight title.
  • 19 people are killed in two suicide bombings in Kabul, Afghanistan.




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