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Today in the World Countries
- Constitution Day is being celebrated in Nauru, Norway
- Liberation Day is being celebrated in Dr Congo
- Orthodox Easter Monday is being celebrated in Bulgaria
- World Hypertension Day is being celebrated in International
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Donatto Veríssimo, Music Producer, born in Brazil.
- Jackshepardtwitch, Twitch Star, born in Russia.
On this day in 2022
- Greek composer Vangelis, who was known for his celebrated film themes for Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner, died at the age of 79. Vangelis first tasted fame as the keyboardist in the band Aphrodite's Child with singer Demis Roussos in the late 1960s..
- Larry Lacewell, American college football coach (Arkansas State Uni 1979-89) and administrator (AD Arkansas State; Dallas Cowboys Dir college & pro scouting 1992-2004), who died at 85.
- Vangelis, Composer.
On this day in 2021
- Long working hours killed 745,000 people a year, in 2016, in the first study of its kind by the World Health Organization.
- Cyclone Tauktae makes landfall in the Indian state of Gujarat with wind speeds of up to 160km/h (100mph).
- Buddy Roemer, American politician (Governor-D+R-Louisiana 1988-1992, Rep-D-LA,1981-88), who died at 77.
- Héctor Silva, Argentine rugby union number 8 (24 caps; Los Tilos) and coach (Argentina 1985-87), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 76.
- Joe Mercer, English thoroughbred race horse jockey (British flat racing Champion Jockey 1979), who died at 86.
- Joe Mercer, Horse Jockey.
- Joe Mercer, OBE, English thoroughbred race horse jockey (British flat racing Champion Jockey 1979), who died at 86.
On this day in 2020
- Israel swears in a new government led by both Benny Gantz, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after 510 days.
- Barack Obama criticizes the US government's handling of the pandemic during an online address to graduates, saying officials "aren't even pretending to be in charge".
- Former US President Barack Obama criticizes the US government's handling of the pandemic during an online address to graduates, saying officials "aren't even pretending to be in charge".
- Michael Jordan's autographed Air Nike 1s trainers from 1985 sell for a record $560,000 in an online auction.
- Olympia Bolt, Family Member, born in Jamaica.
- Shad Gaspard, American professional wrestler (WWE), bodyguard, and actor, drowns at 39.
- Shad Gaspard, Wrestler.
- (Judge) "Lucky" Peterson, American contemporary blues, soul, and R& B musician (" The Son of A Bluesman"), who died from ahead injury after a fall at 55.
On this day in 2019
- Eric Moore, lead singer of Ohio-based biker rock group The Godz died after a battle with bladder cancer age 67. The Godz had toured with acts including Kiss, Cheap Trick, Judas Priest, Blue Öyster Cult, and Iggy Pop..
- Brooks Koepka fires a 65 (-5) to set new record for lowest 36-hole score in a golf major at the PGA Championship at Bethpage State Park; 7 stroke lead is a 36-hole tournament record.
- Taiwan's parliament votes to legalize same-sex marriage, the first Asian country.
- Tyler, the Creator releases his fifth studio album "Igor" which becomes his first number-one album in the United States.
- Neville Lederle, Race Car Driver.
- Herman Wouk, American novelist (The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War), who died at 103.
On this day in 2018
- Gina Haspel confirmed as the first female director of the CIA by the US Senate.
- Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo spreads to the city of Mbandaka.
- Michigan State University will pay $500 million in claims to 300 survivors of sexual abuse involving Larry Nassar. Largest sexual abuse case in sports history..
On this day in 2016
- Alanis Morissette sued her former manager for fraud saying she was robbed of almost $5m (£3.5m) by her former business manager. In papers filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the singer claimed Jonathan Schwartz transferred money to his own accounts without permission. Schwartz said the transfers were made to fund an "investment" in a marijuana-growing business for the singer, and to avoid extra trips to the bank because Morissette "spends a lot of cash"..
- American Texas country and folk singer, songwriter Guy Clark died in Nashville following a lengthy battle with lymphoma. He wrote songs for Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Buffett, Lyle Lovett and many other artists..
- Guy Clark, American country singer (Heartbroke), who died at 74.
- Guy Clark, American folk and country singer-songwriter (Heartbroke), who died of lymphoma at 74.
On this day in 2015
- Gun fight between rival biker gangs and police in Waco, Texas leaves 9 dead and 18 injured. 170 later arrested for organised crime..
- A mudslide hits the alpine town of Salgar in Western Colombia killing over 50 people.
- Canada defeats Russia to win gold at the 2015 IIHF World Championship.
- 22nd Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift wins top artist & 7 other awards.
- Melbourne Victory FC defeats Sydney FC to win the Australian A-League.
- 24th Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift wins top artist & 7 other awards.
- The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Shoal Creek G& CC: Jeff Maggert wins first of 2 consecutive Champions Tour majors with par on 1st playoff hole against Kevin Sutherland.
- " Blurryface, "4th studio album by Twenty One Pilots is released (1st album ever to have every track gold-certified).
- Rapper Chinx was shot and killed in Queens, New York. The 31 year-old, was part of French Montana's Coke Boys group, was riding in a car in the early hours of the morning when another vehicle pulled up and opened fire. He was hit in the torso and chest, and died later at a Queens hospital..
- Lionel Pickens "Chinx", American rapper (Coke Boys), who died in a drive-by shooting at 31.
- Chinx Drugz, Rapper.
- Chinx [Lionel Pickens], American rapper (Coke Boys), who died in a drive-by shooting at 31.
- Keiji Matsumoto, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2014
- Atlético Madrid win the 2013–14 La Liga.
- English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (89,345): Arsenal beats Hull City,3–2 (a.e.t.); Aaron Ramsey scores 109'winner.
- Bayern Munich defeats Borussia Dortmund to win the 2013–14 DFB-Pokal.
- St Johnstone FC win the Scottish Cup for 1st time in 130 years, defeating Dundee United 2-0.
- 139th Preakness: Victor Ezpinoza aboard California Chrome wins in 1:54.84.
- The center-right Hindu Nationalist Party, the BJP, wins landslide election victory in India.
- Gerald Edelman, American biochemist (Nobel 1972), who died from natural causes at 84.
On this day in 2013
- Bob Dylan was made an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Dylan, who was unable to attend the New York ceremony, said he felt "extremely honoured" and "lucky" to be admitted. Dylan's induction was decided by a vote of the Academy's 250 members..
- French Electronic Duo Daft Punk released their fourth album Random Access Memories. It would debut at No.1 on both the US and UK charts and go on to win five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year..
- 90 people are killed and 200 are injured after a series of bombings across Iraq.
- Alan O'Day, American singer and songwriter (" Undercover Angel" ; over 100 songs for the Muppet Babies), who died of brain cancer at 72.
- Alan O'Day, American singer and songwriter (Undercover Angel, over 100 songs for the Muppet Babies), who died of brain cancer at 72.
- Harold Shapero, American composer (9 Minute Opera), who died at 93.
- Ken Venturi, American golfer, broadcaster (US Open 1964), who died from multiple infections at 82.
- Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentinean dictator, who died from complications from a fall at 87.