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Today in the World Countries
- Bon Om Touk (Day4) is being celebrated in Cambodia
- Liberation Day is being celebrated in Albania
- Unity Day is being celebrated in Vanuatu
- William V.S. Tubman's Birthday is being celebrated in Liberia
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Sagittarius as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Sandi Pego, TikTok Star, born in Croatia.
On this day in 2022
- Canadian scientists announce discovery of two new minerals elaliite and elkinstantonite, never seen on earth before from 'Nightfall'meteorite found in Somalia.
- Chuck Stobart, American college football coach (University of Toledo, University of Utah, University of Memphis), who died at 90.
On this day in 2021
- FIFA Ballon d'Or: Argentina and PSG forward Lionel Messi wins his record 7th award from Robert Lewandowski; FC Barcelona attacking midfielder Alexia Putellas is Women's World Player of the Year.
- Jack Dorsey announces he is stepping down as CEO of Twitter, to be replaced by Parag Agrawal.
- British socialite and former girlfriend of Jeffery Epstein Ghislaine Maxwell found guilty of sex trafficking in a federal court in Manhattan.
- Arlene Dahl, American actress (Journey to the Center of the Earth, Ambush, One Life To Live), TV panelist (What's My Line), and perfumer, who died at 96.
- Arlene Dahl, American actress (“Journey to the Center of the Earth" : "Ambush" ; "One Life To Live”), TV panelist (What's My Line), and perfumer, who died at 96.
- LaMarr Hoyt, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1983; AL wins leader 1982-83; Chicago WS), who died from cancer at 66.
- David Gulpilil, Movie Actor.
On this day in 2020
- Joe Biden and Kamala Harris announce the first all-female Communications team for the White House.
- April Boy Regino, Songwriter.
- Ben Bova, American sci-fi author (Exiled from Earth), who died at 88.
- Papa Bouba Diop, Senegalese soccer midfielder (63 caps; Lens, Fulham, Portsmouth, West Ham Utd), who died from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 42.
- Papa Bouba Diop, Soccer Player.
- Viorel Turcu, Romanian soccer midfielder (7 caps; FC Arge? Pite?ti, Steaua Bucure?ti, FC Olt Scornice?ti), who died from a heart attack at 60.
- My Psychedelic Love Story - Not Rated is released.
Errol Morris’ latest documentary takes us on an Alice in Wonderland adventure deep inside a largely forgotten episode of the early ’70s. Told through the lens of Swiss-born, Paris-raised free spirit Joanna Harcourt-Smith, Timothy Leary’s lover, the film examines the twists and turns that led Leary, the High Priest of LSD, to seemingly sell out the millions he urged to “turn on, tune in and drop out” and become a narc in 1974. At the heart of the story is the woman Leary described as his “perfect love.” Was she a government pawn, a Mata Hari, or simply a beautiful, young, intelligent woman on the trip of a lifetime? Through a series of candid interviews, Morris and Harcourt-Smith reexamine this chaotic period, resulting in a singular snapshot of the early 1970s’ cultural landscape-and its profound impact on the trajectory of one woman’s life. (Showtime)
On this day in 2019
- Wood fragment believed to be from Jesus'manger returned to Bethlehem after 1400 years by Pope Francis.
- Terrorist knife attack at Fishmongers Hall by London Bridge, kills two and injures three, attacker previously imprisoned for 2012 terror offence.
- Terrorist knife attack at Fishmongers Hall by London Bridge, kills two and injures three, attacker who was previously imprisoned for 2012 terror offence is shot dead.
- American musician and songwriter, Irving Burgie regarded as one of the greatest composers of Caribbean music died aged 95. He composed 34 songs for Harry Belafonte, including eight of the 11 songs on the Belafonte album Calypso (1956), the first album of any kind to sell one million copies. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007..
- K-pop stars Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon sentenced to prison for gang-raping unconscious fans and distributing footage of it (Jung).
- Jackson Tracker, Family Member, born in United States.
- Harold Painter, Race Car Driver.
- Irving Burgie (Lord Burgess), American Caribbean music composer and musician (Day-O), who died at 95.
- Seymour Siwoff, American sports statistician (president and CEO Elias Sports Bureau 1952-2019), who died at 99.
- Ruth Anderson, American flutist, classical and electronic music composer (I Come Out of Your Sleep), who died at 91 .
- Ruth Anderson, American flutist, classical and electronic music composer (I Come Out of Your Sleep), who died at 91.
- Lizzy Winkle, Twitter Star.
- Lizzy_Winkle, Twitter Star.
- Labyrinth was released by Doon Kanda.
This is the debut full-length release for the London-based producer/videographer who has who has collaborated with likes of Björk, Arca and FKA twigs.
- After Parkland - Not Rated is released.
In the aftermath of the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead, filmmakers Emily Taguchi and Jake Lefferman traveled to Parkland and began filming with students who endured gunfire and the parents who lost their children in the crosshairs. After Parkland is an intimate chronicle of families as they navigate their way through the unthinkable; reckoning with unexpected loss, journeying through grief, and searching for new meaning.
- Temblores - NR is released.
When handsome and charismatic Pablo arrives at his affluent family’s house everyone is eagerly awaiting the return of their beloved son, devoted father and caring husband. A seemingly exemplary pillar of Guatemala City’s Evangelical Christian community, Pablo’s announcement that he intends to leave his wife for another man sends shock waves through the family. As Pablo tries to acclimate to his new life in the city’s gay subculture with the liberated Francisco, his ultra-religious family does everything in its power to get their prodigal son back on track, no matter the cost.
On this day in 2018
- Tens of thousands Indian farmers protest the agrarian crisis at parliament in Delhi.
- Ruth Haring, American chess player and President of the US Chess Federation, who died at 63.
- Charles Harrison, American industrial designer (view finder), who died at 87.
- Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle - PG-13 is released.
Mowgli (Rohan Chand) has never truly belonged in either the wilds of the jungle or the civilized world of man. Now he must navigate the inherent dangers of each on a journey to discover where he truly belongs.
On this day in 2017
- Bosnian war criminal Slobodan Praljak commits suicide by poison in court at The Hague after 20 year prison term read out.
- American TV host Matt Lauer is fired from NBC's "Today" show after an allegation of sexual misconduct.
- Belmiro De Azevedo, Entrepreneur.
- Slobodan Praljak, Bosnian Croat general & war criminal, commits suicide at 72.
On this day in 2016
- Former NFL player Darren Sharper sentenced to 20 years in prison for a series of rapes.
- Alajandro, Model, born in Spain.
- TV SERIES
- Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath: Season 1 is released.
In the docuseries Leah Remini talks about Scientology and interviews former Scientologists about their experiences.
On this day in 2015
- British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finishes 2nd in season-ending Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix to win his 3rd overall, and 2nd consecutive World Drivers Championship by 59 points from team mate Nico Rosberg.
- British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finishes 2nd in season-ending Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix to win his 3rd overall, and 2nd consecutive World Drivers Championship by 59 points from teammate Nico Rosberg.
- CFL Grey Cup, Investors Group Field, Winnipeg: Edmonton Eskimos beat Ottawa Redblacks,26-20 for their 14th Championship.
- 104th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats Belgium in Ghent 6-3,7-5,6-3,1st win since 1936.
- Actress and designer Mary-Kate Olsen at the age of 29 marries banker Oliver Sarkozy in New York.
- Joe Marston, Australian soccer defender (1954 FA Cup Final), who died at 89.
- George Hadjinikos, Greek pianist and conductor, who died at 92.
On this day in 2014
- Reality TV personality Snooki at the age of 27 weds Jionni LaValle at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in East Hanover, New Jersey.
- Mark Strand, American poet, editor and translator (Another Republic), who died at 80.
- TV SERIES
- Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever: Season 1 is released.
The TV movie follows Grumpy Cat (voiced by Aubrey Plaza) and a 12-year-old named Chrystal (Megan Charpentier) as they try to save the pet store Grumpy Cat lives in.
On this day in 2013
- Dick Dodd, drummer and vocalist for The Standells on their 1966 hit 'Dirty Water', died of cancer at the age of 68. 'Dirty Water' became an anthem for sports fans in Boston with its refrain of "Boston, you're my home, "despite the group having no direct connection with the city..
- Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom - PG-13 is released.
A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life, from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
- The Punk Singer - Not Rated is released.
Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the riot grrrl movement. She became one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons, a cultural lightning rod. Her critics wished she would just shut-up, and her fans hoped she never would. So in 2005, when Hanna stopped shouting, many wondered why. [IFC Films]
- The Unbelievers - Not Rated is released.
Renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss cross the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world.