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Today in the World Countries
- Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq is being celebrated in Iran
- SPLA Day is being celebrated in South Sudan
- Waisak Day is being celebrated in Malaysia
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Kimberly Delgado, Instagram Star, born in Venezuela.
- Mario Murad, TikTok Star, born in Romania.
- Toixx, Instagram Star, born in China.
On this day in 2022
- Sri Lanka runs out of petrol, has only enough for one more day, has no cash to pay 1.4 million civil servants, says its newly appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
- US President Joe Biden approves redeployment of several hundred US ground troops to Somalia, reversing a decision by President Donald Trump.
- Maurice Lindsay, British sports administrator (chairman Preston North End FC, Wigan Warriors RLFC; CEO RFL 1992-99), who died at 81.
On this day in 2021
- Death toll passes 200 from Gaza conflict as 42 people killed in Gaza in Israeli airstrikes and three building flattened.
- Death toll passes 200 from Gaza conflict as 42 people killed in Israeli airstrikes and three building flattened.
- Taiwan imposes tough restrictions against COVID-19 pandemic as a recent spike in cases threatens their up-to-now pandemic success.
- Jude Lacróix, TikTok Star, born in Santiago, Chile.
- Mc Kevin, World Music Singer.
- Rildo da Costa Menezes, Brazilian soccer defender (38 caps; Santos, CEUB, New York Cosmos), who died at 79.
On this day in 2020
- 118-year old American department store JC Penney files for bankruptcy.
- Michael McCaskey, American NFL executive (Chicago Bears president 1983-98; chairman 1999-2011), who died from cancer at 76.
- Tony Yates, American college basketball point guard (National C'ship 1961,62; Cincinnati Bearcats) and head coach (Cincinnati 1983-89), who died at 82.
- Arthur Summons, Australian rugby union fly-half (10 Tests; Gordon RFC) and rugby league five-eighth (9 Tests; Western Suburbs RLFC), who died at 84.
- Donn Trenner, American jazz pianist, arranger, and orchestra leader (Steve Allen's Westinghouse Show), who died at 93.
On this day in 2019
- British people get drunk more than any other nation,51 times year according to the Global Drug survey, with English-speaking countries drinking the most.
- Brooks Koepka fires tournament record equalling, and course record 63 (-7) to lead the PGA Championship by 1 stroke after the 1st round at Bethpage Black, NY.
- New DNA research showing bedbugs are older than humans - 115 million years old and outlived dinosaurs, published in "Current Biology".
- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announces he is running for president, the 24th Democrat to run.
- Last episode of TV sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" starring Jim Parson, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco after 12 seasons.
- UK talk show "The Jeremy Kyle Show" axed by ITV after a guest dies.
- US President Donald Trump declares a national emergency over IT threats, banning US companies from using foreign technology without a license.
- " Rocketman" film based on life of singer Elton John starring Taron Egerton premieres at the Cannes Film Festival.
- South African Saray Khumalo is the first black African woman to climb Mt Evervest.
- Pink was at No.1 on the US album chart with Hurts 2B Human. The album which reached No.1 in eight countries including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Switzerland became Pink's third consecutive album to debut at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart..
- Wren Eleanor, TikTok Star, born in United States.
- I. M. Pei, Architect.
- I. M. Pei, Chinese-American modernist architect (Louvre Pyramid) who won the 1961 Brunner Prize, who died at 102.
- Nikolai Baturin, Novelist.
- Bob Hawke, Australian politician and 23rd Prime Minister of Australia (Labor: 1983-91), who died at 89.
- Ashley Massaro, Wrestler.
On this day in 2018
- American singer-songwriter Paul Simon begins his "Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour" at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
- Painting "Past Times" by Kerry James Marshall is bought by Sean Combs for $21.1 million, most paid for a living African American artist.
- Painting "Past Times" by Kerry James Marshall is bought by Sean Combs for $21.1 million, most paid for a living African American atist.
- Joseph Campanella, American character actor (Guiding Light, Mannix), who died at 93.
- Michael Slive, American college sports executive (Commissioner SEC), who died of prostate cancer at 77.
On this day in 2017
- 10-year-old girl granted special 20 week abortion request in Rohtak, India in land-mark case.
- Jerry Nemire, Race Car Driver.
- Megan Lowe, Cricket Player.
- Eskild Fors, YouTube Star.
On this day in 2016
- Julia Meade [Kunz], American actress and TV hostess (Spotlight Playhouse), who died at 90.
- Romaldo Giurgola, Architect.
On this day in 2015
- 140th Preakness: Victor Espinoza aboard American Pharoah wins in 1:58.46.
- Glee singer/actress Heather Morris at the age of 28 weds high school sweetheart Taylor Hubbell at Old Canyon Ranch in Topanga, California.
- Dean Potter, American free climber and BASE jumper, who died in a BASE jumping accident at Yosemite National Park, aged 43.
- Prashant Bhargava, American filmmaker (Patang: The Kite), who died of cardiac arrest at 42.
- Prashant Bhargava, American filmmaker (Patang), who died of cardiac arrest at 42.
On this day in 2014
- Paris Saint-Germain F.C. & Manchester City F.C. are each fined €60 million for breaching Fair Play Regulations.
- Supermodel and socialite Poppy Delevingne at the age of 28 weds James Cook in London.
- Louise Wilson, Fashion Designer.
On this day in 2013
- It was reported that George Michael had been injured after the car in which he was travelling in crashed on the M1 during the evening rush-hour. Ambulance crews confirmed that the singer had to be airlifted from the scene, near the junction with the M25. Three days later Katherine Fox told The Sun newspaper that she was driving behind a silver Range Rover when the singer tumbled from out the passenger door on to the third lane of the northbound carriageway. She said Michael had "a nasty cut on his forehead and the back of his head. There was blood all down his face and on his teeth. He was breathing and conscious but in shock.".
- Human stem cells are successfully cloned.
- Bill Gates regains his position as the world's richest man with $72.7 billion after losing the position in 2008.
- Pope Francis calls for ethical financial reform to fight speculation.
- Bernard Waber, American children's book author, who died from kidney failure at 88.
- Dick Trickle, American race car driver, commits suicide by gunshot at 71.
- Dick Trickle, Race Car Driver.
- Heinrich Rohrer, Physicist.
- Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986), who died at 79.
- Paul Shane, English comedian and actor, who died at 72.