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Today in the World Countries
- Constitution Day is being celebrated in Azerbaijan
- Deepavali / Diwali is being celebrated in Malaysia
- Deepavali Festival Day is being celebrated in Sri Lanka
- Divali is being celebrated in Mauritius, Suriname, Trinidad And Tobago
- Diwali (For Hindus only) is being celebrated in Kenya
- Diwali / Deepavali is being celebrated in India
- National Youth Day is being celebrated in Timor Leste
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Scorpio as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Kavisha Kaur, TikTok Star, born in Malaysia.
On this day in 2022
- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announces his 3rd 'Courage and Civility Award'of $100M to country singer-songwriter Dolly Parton to distribute to charities of her choice.
- Tiffany Trump at the age of 29, daughter of Donald Trump, marries Michael Boulos at the age of 25 at Mar-a-Lago in Florida.
- Cor van der Gijp, Dutch soccer striker (13 caps; SC Emma Dordrecht, Feyenoord Rotterdam, Blauw Wit Amsterdam), who died at 91.
On this day in 2021
- At least 68 inmates killed in new fighting at Ecuadorean prison, the Litoral Penitentiary, Guayaquil, following earlier violence in September.
- LA judge rules to end Britney Spears'conservatorship, which had controlled almost all aspects of her life, after 14 years.
- LA judge rules to end Britney Spears'conservatorship, which had controlled almost all aspects of her life for 14 years.
- Taylor Swift releases her directorial debut the short film "All Too Well" alongside her re-recorded album "Red (Taylor's Version)".
- " Voyage", Abba's first album of new material in 40 years, tops the UK album chart.
- Steph Curry makes his 3,359th three-point shot to pass Ray Allen as the NBA's greatest career 3-point shooter during Golden State Warriors 119-93 win over Chicago Bulls in San Francisco.
- Takeshi Koba, Japanese Baseball HOF infielder (Hiroshima Carp) and manager (Japan Series Champion 1979,80,84 Hiroshima Carp), who died at 85.
- Ron Flowers, English soccer midfielder (49 caps; Wolverhampton Wanderers 467 games), who died at 87.
- Ron Flowers, Football Player.
- Paul Gludovatz, Austrian football manager (Austria U-20; SV Ried, TSV Hartberg, SV Eberau), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 75.
- Bob Bondurant, American auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans GT +3.0 1964; Shelby American, Ferrari, Eagle teams), who died at 88.
- Bob Bondurant, Race Car Driver.
- Aleksandr Lenyov, Russian soccer midfielder / defender (10 caps Soviet Union; Torpedo Moscow), who died at 77.
On this day in 2020
- Jim Tucker the original rhythm guitarist with American rock band The Turtles died age 74. He played with The Turtles from 1965 to 1968 and was featured on many of the band’s biggest hits, including the chart-topping 1967 classic 'Happy Together, ' plus 'She’d Rather Be with Me' and the group’s 1965 cover of Bob Dylan's 'It Ain’t Me Babe.'.
- US President-elect Joe Biden announces Ron Klain will be his White House Chief of Staff.
- Masatoshi Koshiba, Japanese physicist (2002 Nobel Prize for Physics for neutrinos), who died at 94.
- Jerry Rawlings, Ghanaian Head of State (1981-93) and President of Ghana (1993-2001), who died at 73.
- Krasnodar Rora, Croatian soccer midfielder (5 caps Yugoslavia; Dinamo Zagreb, Standard Liège) and manager (Šibenik), who died at 75.
- Albert Quixall, English soccer inside-forward (5 caps; Sheffield Wednesday, Manchester United), who died at 87.
On this day in 2019
- Israeli forces kill senior commander of Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group in the Gaza Strip with Palestinian militants setting off retaliatory rockets at Israel.
- Former Bolivian President Evo Morales takes asylum in Mexico.
- Former Houston Astros MLB pitcher Mike Fiers reveals team secretly “stole signs” via camera from visiting teams 2015-17; comms between opposing pitchers & catchers intercepted and relayed to Astros batters.
- Disney launches its streaming service Disney+.
- Space western TV series set in the Star Wars franchise "The Mandalorian" by Jon Favreau is released on Disney+.
- 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak - the founder of Sikhism celebrated in India and Pakistan.
- Rosemary Rogers, Novelist.
On this day in 2018
- Former US First lady Michelle Obama publishes her memoir "Becoming".
- Israeli secret operation in Gaza kills eight including one Israeli and an Hamas Commander, igniting tensions with retaliatory rocket attack from Gaza.
- Igor Mikhailovich Luchenok, Belarusian composer and teacher, who died at 80.
- David Pearson, American auto racer (NASCAR Cup Series C'ship 1966,68,69; NASCAR Rookie of the Year 1960; Daytona 500 1976), who died at 83.
- David Pearson, Race Car Driver.
- Stan Lee, Comic Book Author.
- Stan Lee [Stanley Martin Lieber], American comic-book artist, writer and creative leader of Marvel multimedia corporation (Avengers, Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk), who died at 95.
- Lowell Cowell, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2017
- 7.3 earthquake hits near Halabjal, Iraq, on border with Iran, killing over 500 people, with 7,000 injured.
- Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Minsk, Belarus: American pair Shelby Rogers & Coco Vandeweghe beats Aryna Sabalenka & Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 6-3,7-6 to wrap up 3-2 win and record extending 18th title for the US.
- For the first time Prince Charles lays the wreath to Great Britain's war dead, replacing Queen Elizabeth.
- Alana Martina, Family Member, born in Madrid, Spain.
- Eric Salzman, American composer (New Musical Theater), who died at 84.
- Liz Smith [Mary Elizabeth], American journalist and gossip columnist known as "The Grand Dame of Dish" (WNBC, NY Daily News), who died at 94.
- Michel Chapuis, French classical organist and pedagogue, who died at 77.
On this day in 2016
- Robbie Williams broke the record for the most No.1 albums by a British solo artist. The singer's latest album, The Heavy Entertainment Show, debuted at No.1 on this week's chart. It is his 12th album to reach the summit and pushed him ahead of David Bowie who has 11 No.1 albums to his name..
- Jackie Chan awarded honorary Oscar for his film achievements at 8th Annual Governors Awards ceremony.
- Dawn Coe-Jones, Canadian golfer (3 LPGA wins), who died of cancer at 56.
- Lupita Tovar, Mexican-born actress (Dracula), who died at 106.
On this day in 2015
- Out Magazine names Barack Obama 'Ally of the Year', Obama becomes 1st sitting US President to pose for cover of a gay magazine.
- Suicide bombings in Lebanon kill 43, Isis claim responsibility.
- Márton Fülöp, Hungarian footballer and goalkeeper, who died of cancer at 32.
On this day in 2014
- European Space Agency's Rosetta lands the Philae probe on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
- After a high profile move by Taylor Swift to pull her entire back catalogue from the song-streaming service Spotify, their chief executive Daniel Ek's defended its business model, saying it has paid out $2bn (£1.2bn) to the music industry to date..
- Richard Pasco, British actor (Gorgon, Arch of Triumph), who died at 88.
- Marge Roukema, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey), who died at 85.
- Warren Clark, British actor, who died at 67.
On this day in 2013
- Aleksandr Serebrov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-8, TM-8, TM-17), who died at 69.
- Allan Blank, American composer, who died at 87.
- John Tavener, British composer (The Protecting Veil), who died from complications from Marfan syndrome at 69.
- John Tavener, Composer.